'Smart home' built to meet needs of wounded soldier

A retired Special Forces soldier who lost an arm and both legs in Afghanistan four years ago has received a new home outfitted to accommodate his special needs.

Master Sgt. John Masson and his wife, Dustina, along with their three children, moved into their smart home in Southern Pines earlier this month. The home was built by people from a variety of organizations.

"My family and I are eternally grateful to everyone who played a part in the building of our new smart home," Masson said in a news release.

Masson lost an arm and both legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in 2010. The home was built with his needs in mind, officials said. It has retractable cabinets and shelving, automated lighting and security systems, and transfer benches.

Read more: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/smart-home-built-to-meet-needs-of-wounded-soldier/article_a7139913-2814-5340-a680-6b9da530af70.html

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