Tulare veteran fighting lung cancer given a yard makeover

TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- As part of a partnership with team AMVETS, Home Depot helped give a yard makeover to a Tulare veteran who is currently battling lung cancer.

Rose Blackman is an air force veteran and just started chemotherapy for her third battle with lung cancer. Through her own work with AMVETS, she says she tried to find other female veterans eligible for the Home Depot's fifth annual celebration of service campaign. But says a friend put her on the list.

Blackman says all she needed was a new fence, but she's grateful to be receiving so much more, including all-new landscaping-- which means a well-deserved break from so much yard work. "I'm allergic to flowers, but I like to come out and garden. And especially when I don't feel well, I like to come out and just work in the flowers and it gives me a chance to say hi to the kids who go by for school and things," said Blackman.

Since 2011, the Home Depot foundation has transformed more than 22,000 homes for veterans and invested more than $100-million for their safe housing.
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