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Taylor Morris picked to receive specially adapted "smart home"

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The Building for America's Bravest Program has selected Cedar Falls sailor Taylor Morris as one of 12 injured United States servicemen to receive a specially adapted "Smart Home" this year.

Morris lost portions of all his limbs in an IED attack in Afghanistan in May 2012. The Building for America's Bravest program works with actor Gary Sinise to raise money needed to build each home, which costs about $500,000 to build.

According to the Gary Sinise Foundation website, each Smart Home normally features retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, automated lighting, heating, air-conditioning and window treatments controlled by an iPad, as well as elevators, roll- in bathrooms, front-load washers and dryers, intercom systems and automated doors.

"Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band" has scheduled a benefit concert to help raise the money needed to build the home, but it will have some competition.  The band has planned its show for Morris in Cedar Falls on Friday, June 28th, which is during the annual Sturgis Falls Celebration.

Sturgis Falls organizer Jay Stoddard said, "You got the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival going on, the Firefighter's Dance is that evening, and we have Vic Ferrari playing in Gateway Park."
Stoddard said while the benefit show is not a part of this year's annual Sturgis celebration, he still hopes the benefit show for Morris is successful.

The person with the public relations firm with the Lt. Dan Band benefit says there currently are no details available for the June 28th show.  Once details are confirmed they will be posted here.

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