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Saluting the Brave: Purple heart recipients receive home makeover

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Todd and Cathy Shaw, each recipients of the Purple Heart, received a home makeover. Todd and Cathy Shaw, each recipients of the Purple Heart, received a home makeover.

KHQ.COM - A married couple, each recipients of the Purple Heart, got a free home makeover in Tennessee. Todd and Cathy Shaw are one of only two married couples in the country where both the husband and wife have received a purple heart. For years they haven't been able to get around their home because it wasn't handicap accessible. Volunteers are now giving them a home where they can live comfortably.

The couple met while they were recovering from their injuries in New York. "We met because we got blown up, it's an explosive relationship," said Todd Shaw.

They said their "I-do's" in 2012 and were anonymously nominated for a home makeover from a non-profit called "Rebuilding Together," which helps low-income home owners with critical home repairs.

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