Semper Fi Fund Hosts Cpl Michael Nicholson and Volunteers Assisting with Home Addition

Tampa, FL – On Thursday, March 1 wounded Marine Cpl Michael Nicholson and his family will gather at Christ the King Church to meet the many volunteers and organizations who assisted with the construction of a home addition to the Nicholson’s home.

A Tampa native, Cpl Nicholson recently returned home for one month of medical leave after an Improvised Explosive Device explosion in Afghanistan left him severely wounded in July 2011.

Nicholson lost both legs and an arm in the explosion. He has endured over 20 surgeries and he will return to rehabilitation at the Multiple Amputee Therapy Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC in March.

Construction of the addition began last October with the help of local firms Hartmann Architecture and Capture, LLC. The Semper Fi Fund has given over $10,500 to the project. This funding is part of the $500,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation, given to the Fund late last year.

Nicholson’s home includes the design and construction of a bedroom and an ADA compliant bathroom. The features will provide Nicholson with more independence and will allow his parents to better care for him in his long road to recovery.

The Nicholson family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the Semper Fi Fund, the Home Depot and a list of over forty companies and individuals who have volunteered their time and/or resources to make this project a reality.

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