Hollywood Star and National Foundation Join Forces To Help Marine

Hollywood Star and National Foundation Join Forces To Help Marine

An entire community has rallied around Corporal Christian Brown, a marine that lost both legs in Afghanistan. Efforts are now underway to build Corporal Brown a new home.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A national foundation and a Hollywood star are joining forces to help a Mid-South marine.

An entire community has rallied around Corporal Christian Brown, a marine that lost both legs in Afghanistan. Efforts are now underway to build Corporal Brown a new home.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers foundation and the Gary Sinise foundation want to build corporal brown a brand new state of the art smart home in Munford.

So Sinise's “Lt. Dan Band” is putting on a benefit concert in Memphis to kick off what's being called “Operation CB.”

"His entire life and who he is was explained the day he picked that gentleman up and ran a thousand feet under fire with no weapon with him by the way either and carried this man on his back to get him to a helicopter," John Hodge of Tunnels to Towers said.

On December 11,2011, United States Marine Corp Corporal Christian Brown of Munford stepped on an IED while rescuing a fellow marine in Afghanistan. He lost both legs and suffered serious injuries. He's been overcoming daily challenges since then

"A lot of people like me you know dealing with struggling and battle with thing that to you are trivial like when it comes to getting on and off the toilet when it comes to being able to reach the microwave,” Brown said.

The Tunnel To Towers foundation along with the Gary Sinise foundation are raising money to build brown a high tech fully accessible smart home.

The Lt. Dan Band will perform a benefit concert in Memphis. Brown says he's thankful and looks forward to his new home.

"It's gonna benefit me in the long run to make be more independent and make me feel like I can accomplish those goals on my own just when it comes to everyday living," Brown said.

The cost to build one smart home usually runs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So in addition to ticket sales, “Operation CB” also needs building contractors, plumbers, roofers, and other types of workers.

The benefit is November first at 7 pm.

It's happening at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.

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