A wounded warrior and his family received a huge surprise Wednesday.
Wish For Our Heroes gave a truckload of new furniture and appliances to Lance Cpl. Daniel Palmer. The wish came true two years and one day after an IED took Palmer's leg in Afghanistan.
Wish For Our Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military members in all branches of service. Palmer was speechless when the furniture arrived and took him by surprise.
“Anything like this that's showing that people care it just lifts your spirits a little bit,” said Palmer.
Organization founder Jeff Wells was full of emotion when delivering the furniture.
“Everybody is sweating their tales off moving and getting this furniture set up for the family and it's just awesome,” said Wells.
Palmer's platoon commander Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Williamson said the granted wish could not have happened to a more deserving family
“It's a sacrifice that his whole family has made for our country and when he looks back on this day he'll say, 'You know what? People do appreciate what our troops do.',” said Williamson.
Wish For Our Heroes has granted almost 1,000 wishes to service members and their families. However, this is the first time the organization has helped a Camp Lejeune family.