‘You really changed my life’: Nonprofit builds home for injured Nebraska veteran Omaha State and Regional News


The Kramer family in front of their future home. According to Homes for Our Troops, the construction process typically takes six to nine months.

When they got the call that Homes for Our Troops would actually build them a custom home and pay for the family to fly to Boston to learn more, Kramer said he was thrilled.

“They really changed my life, they will change my family’s life and they will lighten my family’s burden,” he said.

Kramer and his wife Cassidy have three daughters: Destinee, 21, Raylyn, 10, and Brynley, 3, and three Cocker Spaniels. Kramer said he enjoys taking his family on camping trips and is a huge Husker football fan.

At the project’s launch event, family friend Melanie Dolby described Kramer as “the ultimate girl dad” and said his positivity was contagious.

“If there’s one thing we can learn from him, it’s his attitude to life,” she said.

Cassie Nichols, director of inaugural services for U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, read a message from Sasse at the launch event congratulating the Kramer family on their new home.

“Nebraska is a great state and we appreciate your dedication to raising your family here,” he said.

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson sent a video message also celebrating the project and thanking Kramer for his service.


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