Texans Surprise Marine’s Widow A new house [VIDEO]
Marine Scott Wood died four weeks ago after suffering injuries during combat in Iraq. Before his burial, his wife dressed him in two uniforms. On the outside, Scott wore his military dress blues. Underneath, he wore the blue No. 80 jersey of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.
Scott and his widow Sara Wood had been married for eight years. They have a 5-year-old son together named Landon. Now Landon and Sara live in a single room they call home, in her parent's house.
So, when Sara got an offer to go watch the Houston Texans play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, she jumped at the opportunity. She knew her late husband would have loved to have gone to Reliant Stadium to watch his beloved team play. Plus, she and Landon had never been to a game before.
The Houston Texans brought Sara and her son to the game under the pretense that they would be part of a halftime ceremony in which Landon would receive a bike and Scott's memory would be celebrated by the 71,500 in attendance. Both those things happened, but a much bigger surprise awaited.
The Texans told Ms. Wood, that she and Landon would be receiving a custom-built, mortgage-free house in a Houston suburb. The new home is courtesy of "Operation Finally Home", an organization that builds houses for wounded and disabled veterans or their widowed families. In its seven years of existence, the charity has built 32 homes in 32 states, all mortgage free.
This home will allow the Wood family to stay close to family but have a place of their own.
Source: Fox Sports Houston