Update on Jason Pepper and family
Jason, wife Heather and three-year old daughter Naomi spent a week in New York this June, and attended the Building Homes for Heroes Golf Classic. Not only did Jason get to play 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Hempstead Golf and Country Club, but he was able to thank the people at ICAP for the $200,000 donation, which enabled the family to get their dream home in Primm Springs, Tennessee. The beautiful country home sits on 7.2 acres. The family moved into the home on June 1, 2006.
On June 28th, Jason, along with other wounded soldiers, accompanied Building Homes for Heroes’ personnel to the trading floor of the New York Board of Trade. The organization was selling t-shirts to raise money for its’ next project. Jason was asked to ring the bell to signify the opening of three markets. The t-shirt sale was a big success.
Jason went to the 61st annual Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Convention on August 15-19 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, New York. BVA is the only veteran’s service organization exclusively dedicated to serving America's blind and visually impaired veterans. Jason was on the front page of a Buffalo newspaper while he was there. He had a great time and found the trip to be extremely informative.
Jason recently enrolled at ITT Technical Institute and will begin school in winter. Jason, Heather and Naomi are awaiting the birth of another child in October.