HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A retired Hamden firefighter received all new accessible home renovations on Saturday, courtesy of House of Heroes.
House of Heroes Connecticut, as well as a team of Hamden firefighters, assisted retired long-time Hamden firefighter Paul Turner by building him a handicap ramp and making bathrooms throughout his home accessible.
Turner retired from the Hamden Fire Department after serving for more than 25 years. He is also a 21-year veteran of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.
Just 10 months after he retired, Turner suffered a major stroke on Labor Day. The life-changing event turned his world upside-down.
Turner is now wheelchair-bound and spends five days a week rehabbing at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Traurig House Brain Injury & Stroke Residential Program in Wallingford.
House of Heroes provides no-cost home repairs to military and public safety veterans and/or their surviving families.