DEBARY, Fla. – Dozens gathered on Tuesday to welcome U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Matthew Cable and his wife Ensley to their new neighborhood in DeBary.
“The sheriff’s office wants to welcome you to the safest city in Volusia County,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
The Cable family was welcomed by a parade and a ceremony right outside their newly built home donated by Building Homes for Heroes.
Cable joined the military in 2011 because he wanted to fight for his country, and while he was on active duty, he was diagnosed with Leukemia, a battle he did not want to lose.
“A blessing with this magnitude is very rare,” Cable said.
News 6 was there to see the Cable and his wife turn the key to their new home for the first time.
Ensley, also a cancer survivor, could not stop smiling.
“I don’t know this feeling. It doesn’t register,” she said.
The two of them were more than grateful to call Central Florida home where they can share memories with their little son Cade, all thanks to a community that wanted to give back to a hero.
“This is the greatest day of our lives except maybe our wedding day,” Cable said.