After losing both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Aaron Causey made himself a promise: He would be home for Christmas … and walk through his parents’ front door. Some would say that was an impossible dream, but they don’t know Causey. After three months of agonizing rehab, he was ready.
The organization Veterans Airlift Command offered to fly Causey and his wife, Kat, back to his hometown of Anniston, Alabama, where hundreds gathered for a surprise homecoming parade. The VAC is an all-volunteer organization whose pilots donate their time, aircrafts and flight expenses to help reunite wounded soldiers with their families. Thanks to an incredible effort by VAC and Causey's many friends and family, he was able to go right from the plane into the waiting arms of his loved ones.
The event was a homecoming he and his wife will never forget, and more importantly, a promise kept.
You can see the story on an encore presentation of Robin Meade’s Stories of Courage special, Saturday and Sunday July 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. ET.