The Henscheid Family is smiling today but over the past 7 years that hasn’t always been the case. Don and Janet have gone above and beyond in dedicating their lives to their sons. They first cared for their eldest son, Cody, when he was wounded by an IED while in Iraq. Then their son-in-law Jacob was injured while deployed to Afghanistan. Finally caring for their other son, Landon, who was partially paralyzed from an injury overseas. He is now also battling cancer.
“You've got to have something to fight for right? If it’s hard and the road is difficult, if you don't have something to fight for. So for us being near him and giving him that reason is extremely important,” explains Janet.
It's one of the reasons why she hasn't left her son's bedside. But with the rest of the family living in Utah the logistics of getting everyone near Landon to give him that reason to fight has been difficult.
Sunday morning this family received the gift of a lifetime, a house in Fort Washington, Maryland. It’s providing a chance for them all to be close by, a chance for them all to support Landon in his healing.
“It took about 30 seconds to decide,” recalls Alan Stevens.
He and his wife, Janni, were planning to flip the house but once they heard the Henscheid's story they knew what to do.
“If families can be together and they can support one another in person without flying across the country and the stress of logistics then they can be on hand for each other,” points out Janni.
Several area organizations also stepped in, paying for travel and moving expenses.
“It's a really cool thing to be a part of and it's an honor to be able to help this family,” Scott Mallary of Truckin4Troops explains.
The Henscheid's are overwhelmed and beyond grateful.
“They gave our family an option that we would have only been dreaming of, to have everyone here in support of Landon and his recovery. There was just on way that was going to happen and they gave us that option and opportunity,” says Janet.
If you are interested in helping out the Henscheid Family here are links to the organizations assisting them: