The Wojcik Family
Decorated military veteran Sgt. Steven Wojcik had served four years of active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps when an IED exploded among vehicles in his convoy in Iraq. The serious injuries he sustained in the attack led this loving husband and father to an honorable discharge and medical retirement in 2005. His sterling service record included many commendations, including the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat, the Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Like many veterans, Steven deals with chronic pain, both physical and mental, and has recently opened up about his ongoing struggles with PTSD. Steven endured numerous injuries during his military career and has had operations on his shoulder and back, leaving him in a constant state of pain and numbness. When Steven met his wife Terri in 1999, she recalls knowing immediately that his blood runs red, white and blue to the core. The Wojciks have three daughters: Alyca, 19, Amberlee, 16, and Alyson, 13. Steven is passionate about providing his family a memorable place to live and grow. Terri says she hopes this makeover will put Steven at ease and help show how grateful his country and his family are for his service.