MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A former Vikings player helped make a dream come true for a veteran injured while fighting overseas.

Sgt. Colin Faust got the keys to his very own home in Minnetrista Saturday afternoon.

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Former Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and his foundation, “Homes for Wounded Warriors,” built the house for free.

They got a lot of help from area builders, craftsmen and dozens of volunteers.

Faust was injured after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan.

He’s been living in a small house in Mankato that’s hard to navigate with his wheelchair.

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“It just means everything to have something that I can have in my future, where I can be comfortable and live with my wheelchair,” Faust said.

Allen says Americans can’t forget about the soldiers who have returned home.

“My American dream starts with a functional home for me and my family. I don’t think anybody deserves it more than those who defend our country,” Allen said.

This is the first home built from the ground up by Allen’s foundation.

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The new home includes an elevator, widened doors and hallways, a customized kitchen and bathrooms.