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Veteran Receives Incredible Bathroom Remodel On Veterans Day After Struggling With Leg Pain In Shower

Veterans Day, the day that the armistice to end World War I was signed and ratified by Kaiser Wilhelm, is a time to celebrate and respect the American soldiers, pilots and naval service members who have sacrificed so much to defend and serve their country through countless wars and conflicts. This Veterans Day, Rob Bobincheck, a 76-year-old man and former soldier in the U.S. Army, has learned that Americans never give up on their veterans.

As he got older, Mr. Bobincheck began to have trouble standing up for long periods of time. The leg pain made it especially difficult for the army veteran to properly shower. “I don’t take as many as I need, 'cause sitting down on a chair is not fun in the shower,” Mr. Bobincheck said during an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

After finding out about Mr. Bobincheck’s plight, volunteer workers from ‘Baths for the Brave’ have risen to the challenge. In a few short days, members of the organization entertained Mr. Bobincheck while volunteer tradesman gutted his current bathroom. After the bathroom was cleared, crews of craftsman began installing $12,000 worth of expertly designed upgrades.

Among other upgrades, the tradesmen added new fixtures for easier water control, installed an industrial strength shower bench, and replaced the narrow rusting shower door with a sloping entry and brand-new entrance design.

The expensive upgrades aren’t just for show either. Designed by interior architects specializing in elderly adaptions, the new bathroom features will drastically improve Mr. Bobincheck’s quality of life. “It just makes life a lot easier for me,” he said. “I’m really grateful for this.”

This year has been exceptionally difficult for Mr. Bobincheck, especially after he lost his son in a car accident earlier in the year. Shortly afterwards, health complications forced the Army veteran to undergo triple bypass surgery. To make matters worse, Mr. Bobincheck’s long-standing leg problem began to flare up worse than ever.

When members of the local community heard about Mr. Bobincheck’s situation, they just knew that had to do something. When community leaders heard about a Veterans Day program run by Baths for the Brave, the locals immediately applied in Mr. Bobincheck’s name.

According to Inside Edition, the Baths for the Brave program is catered to veterans who need a bathroom remodeling to improve their quality of life. This year, the fledgling organization promised to award the bathroom remodeling package to 11 veterans across America.

“As a veteran, we thought it would be nice to give back to him,” Anthony Nardo, a representative of Baths for the Brave, told CBS Los Angeles.

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Bobincheck was thrilled by the unexpected gift. However, the Army veteran has still taken the opportunity to urge other Americans to take some time on Veterans Day to pay respect to past and serving veterans. “Without this military, we wouldn't be here; this wouldn't be America, cause the military gives you that freedom,” emphasized Mr. Bobincheck.

Source: Inside Edition, CBS
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