BALDWIN, N.Y. (WABC) — An NYPD detective days before families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving wounded in the line of duty received a new therapeutic office as a gift.

det. Dalsh Wave was injured in 2017 when he was dragged down a Brooklyn street by a stolen car driven by a 15-year-old.

Veve suffered a traumatic brain injury and has been struggling to recover ever since.

In 2020, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on Veve’s family home, which he shares with his wife and daughter.

On Tuesday, the foundation unveiled a new two-car garage that includes a therapy room and an ADA-compliant bathroom.

“He’s doing better now, but this will give him the extra push he needs,” said the detective’s wife, Esther Vev. “It’s wonderful, beautiful. They definitely exceeded my expectations.”

Esther Wev, a nurse, will use the therapy room to continue helping her husband and high school sweetheart recover.

The construction crew was led by Levittown Volunteer Firefighter Chris Baktis.

“When it comes to our first responder, a veteran, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for him,” Baktis said.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has set a goal of handing over 1,000 mortgage-free homes across the country to our nation’s military and first responders by the end of the year.

The organization is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY firefighter Steven Siler, who died saving others on September 11, 2001.

For more than 20 years, the foundation has supported first responders, veterans and their families by providing mortgage-free housing to heroes and the families they leave behind.

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