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 ofa lot of kindness fromcomplete strangers.

We're all brothers under the skin and if a brother need help that's what we do, said Al Moretz of theOregon Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Background: Thieves hit dream home of dying vet

Help is something Robert needs alot of.

Doctors diagnosed him with terminal prostate cancer back in 2011. Later that same year a firedestroyed his and his wife's home.

Several weeks ago Robert started buildinga home his wife will havewhen he is gone, but thieves stole a pile of lumber from right under him.

All I saw is that hegot robbed and that drives me something fierce, said Moretz.

Moretzgot togetherwith some buddies, also veterans,andthey spent a day helping Robertwith some of the construction. Somebody else donated cash. Anotherveteran donateda trailer.

I'll have to admit there's been afew nights of tears, said Robert.

It has definitely restored my faith in people, added his wife, Reita.

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