Eight years ago, Jerral Hancock was a specialist with the Army's 1st Cavalry Division. He was driving an M1 Abrams tank outside Baghdad when it hit a roadside bomb that pierced the 70-ton vehicle's steel armor. his wife left him after the incident, and his mother and stepfather took over as his primary caretakers. He struggled both as a disabled person trying to function as a father in a mobile home park, as well as a war veteran with PTSD and constant frustration that at the young age of 27, he’s incapable of completing too many things on his own.
When Lancaster High School asked him to speak about his experience, it totally opened up the students’ eyes.Inspired by Hancock, Lancaster students built him a new home.