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Military Makeover renovates home of injured Army Veteran from Cape Coral

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 14:53:20-05

A national show transforming the lives of military veterans is helping a Southwest Florida family.

Lifetime Network's "Military Makeover" is renovating the home of an 11 year U.S. Army Veteran in Cape Coral.

The full renovation will be unveiled in a seven part series starting February 12th.

Army Staff Sergeant Daniel Burgess was deployed to Afghanistan on November 20,2011 as a member of the Psychological Operations Team.

His job was to help the local population identify, avoid, and remove explosive traps leftby the Taliban.

While working in a village to clear 42 Improvised Explosive Devices, Burgess stepped on a hidden explosive causing a terrible explosion.

Burgess lost his right leg, injured his left leg and suffered a traumatic brain injury, burns, fractures and a multitude of other injuries.

Burgess medically retired from the military in 2014.

The full renovation will be unveiled in a seven part series starting February 12th.