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Crews break ground on handicap accessible home for Officer Matt Crosby

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Police officer Mathew Crosby is mostly confined to bed rest. (Credit: KMOV) Police officer Mathew Crosby is mostly confined to bed rest. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

On Monday, work began on a handicap accessible home for Rock Hill Officer Matt Crosby, who was left paralyzed after being shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call in 2010.

The past eight years have been filled with surgeries, periods of bed rest, and a battle against depression. Now, his supporters are hoping a new house will give him more freedom and become “home” for him and his sons when they visit.

Architects from Schaub & Srote, a St. Louis company, put together plans for the handicap accessible home. It includes widened hallways, a lift between the levels, and a wraparound porch. Crosby should even be able to cast a fishing line into the pond next to the home.

Local families and dozens of businesses have been hosting fundraisers, like dine-out events, to pay for the construction. Even though construction will soon be underway on the St. Charles County home, donations are still needed. If you want to get involved, you can donate to the Officer Mathew Crosby Home Fund.

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