Local Marine gets keys to mortgage-free home in Kissimmee


KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A local Marine and his family received a mortgage-free home in Kissimmee on Saturday.

USMC Cpl. Jeremy Kelley served in Iraq from 2005 to 2007 and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. During his service, Kelley received numerous medals of honor.

Kelley, his wife and two children were given the keys to the newly-renovated home on Maguire Drive in Kissimmee during an event Saturday morning. Several local officials were in attendance for the home-revealing ceremony.

The Kelleys received the home, which comes mortgage-free, through the nonprofit organization Building Homes for Heroes. The home was designed to have special accessibility features to assist Kelley and his daughter Katelynn, who was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma and has lost her eyesight.