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Published on May 3, 2013
Melissa Deyarmin likes to capture memories. But there are some she'd like to forget. Over the last few years, this military family has endured two deployments, a war injury and the loss of their infant daughter Meriah. On his last deployment to Iraq, Melissa's husband, Jeremiah, was hit by an improvised explosive Device (IED).
"My blood pressure gets too low and I pass out," Jeremiah said. "I always fall on my face. It's a good sign because I'm always falling forward."
Melissa also had to deal with her own disability. She's a legally blind photographer.
"I've always had obstacles in front of me," she said.
With post-traumatic stress and mounting medical bills, the Deyarmins not only lost their daughter, but they lost their car and eventually their home.
But through it all this military family held onto their dream of one day using their VA home loan benefits to buy a house.
Melissa sought help from Veterans United Home Loans and its Department of Secondary Approval, a special wing of the company that works with veterans and active military for free to develop a plan to repair their credit and get on the path to loan prequalification.
After so much sorrow and months of hard work, the Deyarmins once again had something to smile about.
This hero bought his dream house.
"We actually ran around the house with the kids," said Jeremiah's mother, Syliva. "It's a dream come true even for me."
The Deyarmins are used to difficult climbs. But Veterans United put homeownership well within their reach.
"If you're going to fall, fall forward," Jeremiah said. For more information about how you can use your VA benefit to realize the dream of home ownership, please visit http://www.veteransunited.com/