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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Tim McGraw Amazes a Military Family..gives a house!
Tampa, Florida -- It'll be a big concert Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium, as country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw perform together.
But first McGraw wanted to give back: he's helping give away 25 mortgage-free homes on every stop of his tour to wounded veterans.
We spoke to the family whose lives are now changed forever.
"I had a crush injury to my face, my left eye socket, third degree burns on my hands, two collapsed lungs, traumatic brain injury, bi-polar disorder..." Domenic DeLucia is describing the sacrifice to his country after a roadside bomb blew apart his Humvee while deployed in Iraq.
Once back in the U.S., his disability made supporting his family difficult. Things were tough, so his wife Christina took a shot at a miracle.
"I found out about the program through the Wounded Warrior Wives on Facebook and said they were giving away one thousand mortgage-free homes."
Christina applied to Operation Homefront and was shocked when she got the call that the DeLucia family was being given a mortgage-free home in Orlando, sponsored by Chase Bank. It's the bank's way to give back to the men and women who have fought for their country, but there was an added twist: country music superstar Tim McGraw was part of the program.
"For a soldier to come home and have a home mortgage free, a place where he can have his family, a place that's safe and he can go out a look for a job and have a home is a great thing," McGraw explains.
The big surprise for the Delucia family is that McGraw will completely furnish their new Orlando house. Now, the family can breathe a little easier, and new memories can begin.
"It's like winning the lottery, it really is," Domenic says.
He has four children and this will give them all a better life.
Not only is Domenic amazed by the help, he has always been a huge Tim McGraw fan.