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Bucs score for veteran in need of home fixes

From staff reports
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

The kitchen counters are too high. The doors in the house are too narrow. The bathroom isn't accommodating for a person in a wheelchair.

Those problems and more, though, will soon be remedied, thanks to a $40,000 donation from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the work of Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay.

The organizations are teaming together to remodel the Tampa home of retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andreas Bernt. Bernt has been dealing with a variety of serious medical problems, including lymphoma and transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that has left him using a wheelchair.

Renovations will include a remodeled kitchen and bathroom and updated, handicap-accessible appliances.

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