Jan 14, 2016 4:55 PM
MANCHESTER - Sargent Trevor Leadbeater and his family walked into their renovated and mortgage-free home for the first time on Thursday - and the family is more than deserving to most.
The home now belongs to Leadbeather, his wife Amanda, and their 9-month-old son - all so thankful for the house, which is much bigger than their current apartment.
“When you think about the chances of winning the lottery," said Ken Sheldon the NH State President of the Bank of America, "then the chances of having something like this - something that is really real that you can make happen to make a family feel so good, it gives them a fresh start.”
“I was very overwhelmed," said Amanda Leadbeater looking around the new home. "I did not expect to get as much as we got.”
Bank of America partnered with the Military Warriors Support Foundation to make the new home possible.
“They deserve it, they both do," said Trevor's mother-in-law Christina Camilia. "Trevor doesn’t think that he deserves it. Deep down, he knows he does, and he's doing what’s right for his family.”
“This is a step in the right direction for me and my family from getting out of the military, and it's great having my family here, it's just great,” said Trevor said.
After spending not one - but two tours - in Afghanistan, losing a dear friend in an IED explosion, and receiving a purple heart, the father of one is more than ready to start a new life in a new home.
It was an emotional moment for wife Amanda, breaking down at the sight of their first new bed donated by Jordan's Furniture.
The couple told NH1 News that they currently sleep on a futon at their apartment and that a bed was just too expensive.
The family says they are looking forward to decorating, moving in with their son and having him sleep in his new room in his crib.
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