Despite losing both of his legs while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Army Spec. Justin Lane (Ret.) loves his life.
"It's changed it for the better, I can tell you that much. I always tell people when I go around speaking that God has blessed me because he kept me alive in the first place," Lane said.
The organization HelpingaHero.org is building Lane a house near Canyon Lake. Ground was broken at a ceremony Wednesday morning.
"It's going to be able to be my own little sanctuary. My own security. My 'bubble,' I guess you could say," Lane said.
Just recently, Lane has discovered a talent in himself that has thrust him into a small bit of fame.
"I started playing guitar last October and made a music video and I put it on YouTube and a week later I was called to sing at the Presidential inauguration," Lane said, who goes by the stage name of J.P. Lane.
To help foster Lane's new career, HelpingaHero.org will be adding a special feature to his new home.
"They're going to be putting a recording studio in my house. So I can just wake up and go record what ever that's on my mind," Lane said.
HelpingaHero.org found it fitting to break ground on his home on the somber anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is a day that spurred so many to serve in the military.
"This whole generation has embraced the freedom of America as their cause and now we as patriotic Americans can pay it forward to them, and say 'Thank you' in a tangible way with an adaptive home, " said Meredith Iler, founder and national chairperson of HelpingaHero.org.