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Former Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach came home from serving his country in Afghanistan a changed man: During one patrol, he lost both legs in an explosion. But after over 30 surgeries and two years spent at Walter Reed Medical Center, he also came home with a dream — to build a house in Billings, Montana, for his family.
Fortunately, he had a lot of help along the way. First, the Reichenbachs are in the construction business — so dad Don was full of invaluable expertise.
Then the Home Depot Foundation (Home Depot is a sponsor of TODAY.com) and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation stepped in with funding for a "smart home." That meant supplying tools for Bo's new workshop and a custom-designed off-road UTV vehicle (all of which came as a great big surprise to Bo).
All of that made it possible for dad and son to work together to construct not just a home, but the next stage in Bo's life.
"I want to show him that he can do all those things that he used to," Don told TODAY. "As his father I'm gonna tell him there's nothing that can stop him. You go out there, you can achieve anything you want to."
"I love working with my dad," said Bo. "I think he's been probably one of the biggest parts to my recovery. Building this house is making a dream for me come true."