Lance Corporal Mark Beyers and his wife, Corporal Denise Beyers, are high school sweethearts. They are also both Marines. 

Mark received a Purple Heart after he was injured in an IED blast. The event caused him to lose his right arm and leg. 

Since that time, he has had 39 surgeries in an effort to recover. 

On Saturday, November 11, the Beyers were given the keys to a mortgage-free smart home by the Tunnel to Towers foundation. 

“Buffalo is the city of good neighbors. Our family has a place forever, it’s a forever home” said Mark. 

The homecoming ceremony was held at the Wales Center Fire Hall, minutes from the Beyers’ new smart home.