Welcome to the St John's College HS Cadet Corps Team Fundraising Page
The St John's Cadet Corps welcomes you to our Team Fisher House fundraising page for the upcoming Army Ten-Miler on 7 October 2018! We are running a mile marker spirit squad through Team Fisher House at mile 6 for the race.
We are also fundraising for The Fisher House Foundation (4/4 Stars and 100/100 Rating on Charity Navigator) so that they can continue providing housing to wounded veterans and their families during their time of need (So far over 335,000 families have been served).
This effort closely aligns with St. John's Lasallian values and efforts to help those in need. Fisher House's mission to help those who serve and defend our great nation is in line with with the focus of the St. John's Cadet Corps.
No amount is too small.
Heather Carter's Fisher House Story
Senior Airman Heather Carter was looking forward to a long military career when disaster struck. Injured in a freak accident, Heather’s left leg was badly shattered, and her life was changed forever.
In her words: “I had been such an extrovert; I loved sports and loved life. Then the accident, and my life changed overnight, and so did I. The chronic pain forced me to isolate. I became a hermit. I was hooked on meds. Depression became rampant. And yes, I thought heavily about suicide.”
After 14 grueling surgeries over four years, Heather and her doctors made the tough decision to amputate her leg. Her mom, Vicky Carter, quit her job to be at her daughter’s side, and took on the role of caretaker and advocate during Heather’s rehabilitation process. They stayed at Fisher House for more than a year.
Describing her time at Fisher House, Vicky said “In your darkest hours, when you think you have nowhere to turn, Fisher House offers a glimmer of hope. It was like a hand reaching down and pulling you up. You knew it was going to be okay.”
You can help military and veterans families feel that glimmer of hope when they need it most, at a time of a medical crisis.
Donate with confidence: Fisher House has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 14 years in a row and an A+ rating from CharityWatch/American Institute of Philanthropy.
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