WATCH: Community leaders help bring disabled BRPD officer home, deliver Christmas presents for the holidays

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Baton Rouge Police Department officer Rickey Faust nearly lost his life in a car accident back in 2017.

The accident left Faust paralyzed leading him to live in an apartment because his new disability made his home unlivable.

Fast forward three years later, community leaders built Faust a wheelchair ramp in order for him to go in and out his home.

“He got his wheelchair up on the ramp and went on it the house and came back out and said ‘this is the first time in 4 months and 23 days that I have been able to go inside my house,” Chris Andrews, Rebuild Together Baton Rouge, said.

According to District Attorney Hillar Moore, through donations and labor volunteers, the doors of his home were widened, the floor were reinforced and an addition was made with a handicapped accessible bathroom.

“Every week I just get stronger and stronger, I just praise God,” Faust said after his accident.

In honor of the holiday season a group of local attorneys, including District Attorney Hillar Moore provided Faust family with Christmas presents including school supplies, gift cards and more.

“This is a really good story that we need this year, particularly at the end of 2020,” Moore said.

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