To Army Sergeant Luis Rosa-Valentin, the holidays are a time of reflection and gratitude.
For this year’s holiday card, Luis painted a picture of his wife Christa holding his youngest daughter for the first time after she was born on his 13th alive day. “My painting is of those things I hold most dear – these holiday seasons and my beautiful family,” he says.
In his previous home, Luis faced many challenges with adjusting to his new normal since his home was not wheelchair accessible. He says his HFOT home gives him independence and a stable environment to raise his five children safely. In addition to growing his family, Luis has also continued his education. He is currently in school as a general fine arts major at Maryland Institute College of Art, with the plan to earn a master’s degree in art therapy.
This holiday season, we want to take the time to thank you for giving so many Veterans like Luis the gift of rebuilding their lives in a safe environment.