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Wounded veteran and wife talk about making strides

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Jenny Briest spent her Veterans Day speaking to a big group at the Canton High School gym about veterans and active soldiers in our country. Over the past 5 years, this holiday has been a lot more meaningful for her because her husband is home alive.

"He's doing amazingly well. He goes to therapy 2 days a week but he also started a job that he goes to and does job training. He's enjoying being back in that work atmosphere, really enjoying that," Jenny Briest said.

She's amazed at how far her husband, Corey, has come saying his progress is more than she could have ever imagined.

"They told me he would not make it to the states and he did. He made it but couldn't walk or talk or lead a productive life. He's defying all odds and working, does everything with us," Jenny said.

And if you ask Corey how he's doing, he'd say the same thing.

"Everyone said I can't do it and I'm proving the doctors wrong..." Corey Briest said (with Jenny).

His improvement is largely in part of their custom-build fully-accessible home for Corey built back in 2007.

"We are so thankful for our community, for the state and the nation for giving us this home. It has opened up so many doors for Corey and has given him the accessibility to be independent in his home," Jenny said.

Jenny explains why each Veterans Day is extra special. She explains how Corey is an incredible soldier, a wonderful husband and the best dad.

"He's my hero and has never once given up on his goals. His main goal is that he's going to walk his little girl down the aisle one day and he's doing everything he can to do it," Jenny said.

And there's nothing that can keep him from achieving that.

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