Home of the free, because of the brave…
The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours.
However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.
We have an incredible family to help! This veteran was injured in Iraq in 2005. He broke his back, has PTSD, and a traumatic brain injury. He is often confined to a wheelchair. He is married to a wonderful woman who serves as his full-time caregiver. They also have 3 kids who all have special needs. She is a real life superwoman. But she was just in a car accident. And her mother, who recently had a stroke, is now coming to live with them.
This family is the true meaning of strength and love and support. And we want to give them a Christmas they’ll never forget.
The family struggles financially. Really, they’re barely getting by. They live in a rental house and cannot afford the cost of the propane to heat the house, so they rely on firewood. They’re live in Washington. When we heard their story, we knew our community could come together to lift them up.