Helping a Hero Groundbreaking Ceremony in Woodtrace!March 16, 2023
Join us for this groundbreaking ceremony as we begin construction of this adapted home honoring the service and sacrifice of CPL Nick Clark, USA (Ret).
Nick Clark grew up in a military family and joined the Army after 9-11 occurred as he was ready to defend America and the lives lost on September 11, 2001. On June 2, 2007 while deployed in Gowerdesh, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, his unit was ambushed while conducting convoy operations high in the mountains near the border of Pakistan. Nick's legs were terribly wounded and he was unable to walk after the ambush occurred. His friend and roommate Jacob Lowell saw that Nick was still alive, under fire and unable to move, he gave his life while returning fire so another soldier could reach Nick and drag him to safety. Nick and his best friend CPL Frank Fields, USA (Ret) have shared similar journeys including recovering at the Center For the Intrepid at BAMC where they both learned to walk again. He has found a new calling in supporting kids with amputations and limb differences, and enjoys visiting them at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
Corporal Nick Clark is married with two young children. After losing his leg and struggling with other injuries including limb salvage, burns, substantial shrapnel, lung and throat damage, and degeneration of the spine, which requires him to be off of his prosthesis and in a wheelchair much of the time, Nick decided he would return to a healthy and active lifestyle and live every day to its fullest. His current home makes being in his wheelchair an impossibility, so he often finds himself hopping around on his “good” leg or using crutches, which takes an even greater toll on his body.
This ceremony will take place at the Woodtrace recreation center located at 34010 Highland Terrace Lane, Pinehurst, TX 77362 on Monday, March 20, at 11AM.
We hope to see you there!