Michelle Obama helps retrofit wounded vet's home
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first lady and the vice president's wife have put the finishing touches on renovated home for a medic wounded in Afghanistan.
Army Sgt. Johnny Agbi suffered brain and spinal cord injuries and uses a wheelchair, but can walk short distances with the aid of a cane.
His three-story rowhouse in northwest Washington, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, underwent a $100,000 renovation under a program called Heroes at Home. Michelle Obama and Jill Biden visited the home Monday to paint the living room.
He's the 1,000th veteran whose home was renovated since the program began in 2007. Agbi says the changes have made a big difference in his life.