JEFFERSON, Ore -- With the help of his fellow veterans Robert Hurley has come a long way since we first introduced you to him last week.
"It's unbelievable really," Robert said of he and his wife being on the receiving end of a lot of kindness from complete strangers.
"We're all brothers under the skin and if a brother need help that's what we do," said Al Moretz of the Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association.
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Help is something Robert needs a lot of.
Doctors diagnosed him with terminal prostate cancer back in 2011. Later that same year a fire destroyed his and his wife's home.
Several weeks ago Robert started building a home his wife will have when he is gone, but thieves stole a pile of lumber from right under him.
"All I saw is that he got robbed and that drives me something fierce," said Moretz.
Moretz got together with some buddies, also veterans, and they spent a day helping Robert with some of the construction. Somebody else donated cash. Another veteran donated a trailer.
"I'll have to admit there's been a few nights of tears," said Robert.
"It has definitely restored my faith in people," added his wife, Reita.