While Liz Claman completed the last two NYC triathlons, she raised money from FBN viewers on behalf of Building Homes for Heroes, a charity that builds custom homes for severely disabled soldiers. Claman later reported that all of those viewer donations helped to build a special home for Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco, the first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs when his vehicle was attacked in Iraq in 2009.
In 2011, Liz Claman was finally able to present the home to him, which featured custom-made amenities such as an elevator, special counter tops, special doors and more. Those donations also helped Marrocco to resume life in his hometown of Staten Island, NY. Best of all, when Claman presented him with the home, Marrocco took ownership of it debt-free.
Today, Marrocco is recovering from a rare 13-hour double-arm transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Claman reported on the surgery, saying happily, “I’m told by Building Homes for Heroes that his body, so far, is not rejecting but accepting the double arm transplant.”
She expressed thanks to all who donated to Building Homes for Heroes.