Josh Duhamel Visits The ‘Smart Home’ Of Paralyzed Veteran In Emotional Awarness Campaign

Josh Duhamel Visits The ‘Smart Home’ Of Paralyzed Veteran In Emotional Awarness Campaign

Actor Josh Duhamel recently teamed up with automaker GMC and veteran charity, Building for America’s Bravest in honor of Military Appreciation month. The 43-year-old star participated in a short film where he visits Marine Sergeant Ben Tomlinson, at his specially designed smart-home in Jacksonville, Alabama.

As part of GMC’s #enlistme campaign, the auto manufacturer created a national charity partnership with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and their Building for America’s Bravest (BFAB) Program, which aims to raise funds to build custom designed, specially adapted homes for the most catastrophically injured American service members.

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Actor Josh Duhamel visits paralyzed veteran Ben Tomlinson in his Smart Home. ©GMC

Duhamel sat down with the former Marine to find out more about his service, injuries and the life that followed. Sgt. Ben Tomlinson deployed twice with the United States Marine Corps. when on his second tour he was shot by enemy fire, while providing rooftop security for his team. As a result, the injuries left him paralyzed with limited mobility below his chest.

In the video, the Transformer star is given a tour of Tomlinson’s ‘Smart Home’, where the young vet demonstrates all the modifications that are built into the home, to help make his life easier.

According to BFAB, Smart Homes host a myriad of features such as automated doors and lighting, wider doors and special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, cabinets and counters that can be raised and lowered, and more.

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Josh Duhamel speaks with veterans Marine Corporal Todd Love and Army Staff Segeant Stephen Valyou before they complete a skydive as part of the #enlistme campaign with GMC. ©GMC

Josh also appeared in a video that showed two injured veterans jumping out of a plane to skydive in support of service members waiting for Smart Homes.

At the close of the film, Josh Duhamel calls on viewers to participate in the #enlistme campaign and donate.

To learn more about or donate to Building for America’s Bravest:


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