Mission Completed: Jason Pepper

Carrington House moved Jason Pepper and his family into their rennovated home in August 2017.

Jason Pepper is a 12-year army Veteran and medically retired Staff Sergeant. He was wounded in Iraq on May 7th, 2004 and suffered extensive injuries. He’s completely blind, sustained damage to his left hand, and has minimal feeling in his fingertips. But through sheer tenacity and iron will, Jason has not only survived, he’s learned to thrive. Despite his injuries, he lives a full, rich life with his wife, Heather, and their three children, Naomi, Cheyanne and Michael. Jason also has a loyal guide dog, Rubin.

Jason and his family were in desperate need of home repairs that would make it easier for Jason to get around and enjoy his home. Carrington House was introduced to the Pepper family through Andrew Lourake of the Veterans Airlift Command. After preliminary phone discussions, the Carrington House team flew out to the Pepper home in Texas, and met with the family. Not long after, construction began and the Pepper family was on their way to a newly rennovated home!

To start, they reconfigured the master bathroom layout for ease of mobility, including rebuilding the shower to be walk-in style with a bench and grab bars for Jason. The laundry room was also reconfigured so Jason could move around it easier.

The team added a dumb waiter on the garage level that makes it easier to unload bags and groceries from the car, moving them up to the main level of the house with ease. The second floor’s carpet was replaced, and an extended porch in the backyard was added to give Jason access from the master bedroom. Lastly, the team built grading and French drains coupled with a generator  to deal with water accumulation in the backyard.

The Peppers lived in their home while renovations were taking place, so they were able to watch the magic happen as their home was transformed. They’re now enjoying the fruits of the Carrington House team’s labor, and the benefits of living in a space that has been recreated to serve Jason’s specific needs.

Congratulations, Pepper Family!