Luis-Puertas-1-300x300

Luis Puertas
Army SPC Luis Puertas, from the 4th infantry division was left a double amputee after an EFP explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, on September 20, 2006. SPC Puertas was the driver of the lead HUMVEE on a daily patrol near Sadar City when an unseen EFP, planted at the base of a light pole, launched into the vehicle.

The explosion amputated both of his legs on impact and left him trapped beneath the 400 pound up-armored door of the HUMVEE. Miraculously, his team was able to extricate him from the wreckage and prepare him for medevac from the scene. After 14 months, he completed his rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was medically retired from the military.

donate

Donations of any size really make a difference. As a non-profit, 100% of your donation goes directly to support our cause.

volunteer

You can make a lasting impact on a wounded hero’s life. Watch a dream materialize; share the happiness you bring to Heroes and their families. It’s a reward unlike any other. Accomplish something priceless. Take action today.