Thursday, January 20, 2011

Extreme Makeover recipient blessed two years later

Written by Joe Flanagan, 13NEWS /

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Updated today at 6:18 AM

JAMESVILLE, NC  - -WVEC--  Since Extreme Makeover Home Edition is coming to Hampton Roads in two weeks,  13News decided to revisit the Jeff Cooper family in Jamesville, North Carolina. 

It will be two years in March that the disabled Gulf War veteran had a brand new home built compliments of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

"Well to me it's a blessing that it happened to start with, and it continues to be a blessing to us each and every day," said Jeff Cooper.       

Cooper was a medical specialist in the first Gulf War.  Since his story aired on national TV, he has received a number of handmade patriotic blankets and other gifts from around the country: all of them thanking him for his service. 

Jeff also suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.  He told us his new home has made him much more mobile since everything is so accessible. 

But he does have some advice for the family in Hampton Roads that will have a new home built for them in a couple weeks.

"Just take and put everything in the hands of Extreme Makeover and enjoy their vacation and don't worry about anything," added Cooper. 

Jeff's wife Clara had the same advice.

"You're going to get a little nervous but just enjoy yourself.  Have a good time.  When you come home, your whole world is going to be a little different but it will be so much better," said Clara Cooper


Source:  13 News/,

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