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Volunteers renovate home for man who lost legs in accident

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Michael Owens lost both of his legs following an accident in March. Michael Owens lost both of his legs following an accident in March.
Now, he is in a newly remodeled home that happened thanks to some generous viewers. Now, he is in a newly remodeled home that happened thanks to some generous viewers.
They widened doors and made the bathroom handicap accessible. They widened doors and made the bathroom handicap accessible.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - From learning how to walk all over again to getting his home renovated, it has been a long road to recovery for one Mid-South man.

Michael Owens lost both of his legs following an accident in March. He was pulled over on the side of the road and was changing a tire when someone hit his car and pinned his legs.

Now, he is in a newly remodeled home that happened thanks to some generous viewers.

"It's cool, it's cool to be home," said Owens describing his last few weeks. "I ain't this big emotional guy, I can't help but smile about it because they didn't have to do nothing because a lot of people get hurt and don't get thought about twice."

Over the last three months he was at the hospital learning how to walk again.

Meanwhile, volunteers from Weichert Realtors and various contractors donated more than $4,000 in materials and time to his new home.

They widened doors and made the bathroom handicap accessible.

"I went in the restroom I thought I was in the embassy suites for a second," he said. "Everybody that helped, I really want to see them in person. I don't do phone calls so lets have barbecue or something."

He admits this new lifestyle is taking some adjusting.

"The first night I couldn't sleep, because I was used to the hospital and used to being up and I was still waking up on schedule," he said.

Also, Owens is getting used to using a ramp outside the house that was also donated.

"I'm just thankful, I really am," he said. "That's showing what God can do. It ain't me. I don't want to be in the situation, but if Jesus know he gonna be there ... I'm in. I love my pastor, I love my church, I love y'all and y'all see me soon."

Next week Owens will receive his prosthetics that will make him six feet tall.

One year from now he hopes to be playing basketball, keeping up with his two daughters and traveling around to churches telling his story of faith and recovering.

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