Kids for Our Troops and Texas Roadhouse
Join forces to raise money for some local heros in Parker.
The public is invited to join them from 4-10 pm and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of total food purchases to Homes for Our Troops for future recipient, Nick Orchowski and his wife Jamie and their two children.
Tuesday August 30, 2011
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Texas Roadhouse, Parker
11205 S Parker Rd
Parker, Colorado 80134
Army Corporal Nick Orchowski was on his first deployment when he was left a quadriplegic after being thrown from the gunner’s hatch of a vehicle that was hit during an insurgents’ attack, in Baghdad, Iraq in May 2004. Married only four days before deploying to Iraq, CPL Orchowski was the main gunner of the lead vehicle in a convoy, when they came under attack while on the main supply route leading into Baghdad. An insurgent’s vehicle ambushed the convoy, slamming into CPL Orchowski’s vehicle, the impact disabling the truck and throwing Nick out of the gunner’s hatch. With his right shoulder pushed into his cervical spine area, CPL Orchowski suffered fractures of C4, C5, and C6 vertebrae and was immediately paralyzed from the neck down. As a medic worked to save his life, shots continued ring out and the ambush raged on. Nick’s last thoughts before falling unconscious were of his wife and unborn child…, “This wasn’t supposed to happen…is this how it’s going to end?” Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany and then to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, his next memory was waking up on a respirator, unable to move, his head in a HALO device.
Nick would like to thank those who are helping to provide him with a specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops;
“Thank you for your support and kindness, not only have you honored me as a veteran of combat, but you have also changed my family’s lives as well. I will no longer have to adapt to the un-adapted. I have had to rely on other people to help me with most things in my new home I will be able to be more independent. Homes for Our Troops and their volunteers and donors depict the True American Spirit! Thank you!”
Come out and meet Nick and Jamie at Texas Roadhouse as they plan to be there to thank those who are supporting Homes for our Troops! Matt and Tracy Keil, TJ and Jackie Johannsen, Latseen Benson and son Gage, Kade and Becky Hinkhouse, all recipients of homes built by Homes for our Troops will be present to support the cause!!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND THANK OUR HEROES…..the Vets and their Wives and Children!!!
If you go to support the cause visit the Homes for Our Troop table on 8/30/11 to get your flyer so 10% will be donated!!
For more information on how you can get involved with the Douglas County “Kids for Our Troops” please see their Facebook page here.