Woody, Jets Help Wounded Veteran Get High-Tech Smart Home

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Wounded veteran Sgt. Adam Keys on Wednesday received the keys to a customized high-tech smart home in Annapolis, Maryland designed to ensure his independence.

Among the special guests on hand was New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, whose $1 million donation last July enabled Tunnel to Towers to build two homes for veterans who have suffered devastating injuries. In addition to Keys’ house, a high-tech home is being built in New York City for Army Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who, like Keys, was critically wounded by an explosion.

“He’s a great man,” Johnson said of Sgt. Keys. “These are great men. These are great Americans that make these sacrifices.”

Three other injured service members will each receive their smart home or have ground broken for it. They are retired Marine Cpl. Ronny Porta in Lovettsville, Virginia; retired Marine Cpl. Adam Devine in Nokesville, Virginia; and marine Christian Brown in Munford, Tennessee.

When the donation was made, Johnson said, “These veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and deserve a home that supports their specific physical needs to enable them to live independently.”

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