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Foundation Plans to Build Smart House for Triple-Amputee Veteran

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A Staten Island army veteran wounded in Afghanistan is one step closer to becoming a homeowner.

Sergeant Bryan Dilberian became a triple amputee following an improvised explosive device explosion three years ago.

Now, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is building him a "smart house."

It's being designed to make Dilberian's life easier—with everything from the lights to kitchen cabinets being controlled by an iPad.

"I never had a home before. This is my first one. It's pretty emotional," Dilberian said.

"It's the American dream to have a home. He went to war, paid his sacrifice and he's getting a home. He's providing a home—his mother is going to live with him. So, it's a beautiful thing, " said Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation CEO Frank Siller.

The new home is expected to be finished by early next year.

It's one of two homes the New York Jets have pledged a million dollars to help build. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP