BOISE -- An Idaho soldier who has struggled with medical bills since he was injured in Iraq in 2005 was awarded a home Thursday.
Retired Army Sgt. Jonathan Gehweiler received the home because of a donation from Wells Fargo. Fairway Mortgage Boot Camp and the Military Warriors Support Foundation will sponsor the family for three years helping them with family and financial services.
Gehweiler received a pair of Purple Hearts for surviving two separate explosions while in Iraq.
Because he was a part of the National Guard, he says, he got bounced around to hospitals around the country, racking up tens of thousands of dollars of debt.
He got his home in Meridian mortgage free.
There's that light at the end of the tunnel finally, that we haven't been able to see in a very long time, where we can say we're going to be okay, we're going to make it, Gehweiler said. We're not going to have to move, we're going to have a stable environment for William, my son, to grow up in, and this is our home.
The Boot Campaign is a national non-profit dedicated to showing tangible appreciation to veterans.