Stroller Warriors Quantico Teams Up With Fisher House
Hello Fellow Stroller Warriors!
We have teamed up with Fisher House to give back to their organization that has been so helpful in the lives of many military families, including some of our very own friends.
Sherry Smith's STORY!
My husband was deployed to Iraq 2006. He had about 1.5 more months left out of his 7 month deployment. His convoy had just picked up chow and on their way back to their post, the second convoy saw an IED and radioed in to tell the rest, but by the time my husband could tell the driver, they had already hit it. The IED blew up on my husbands side of the vehicle. Their 7 ton was just up armored two weeks prior to the blast, thank God. My husband sustained burns to his lower body and burns to his face, also a broken humerus and several shrapnel to his body.
He went into immediate surgery there and one more in Germany before flying to Bethesda, MD. Once he got there my daughter who had just turned 1 years old and I drove from Camp Lejeune, NC to go see him. Not once was I told that my daughter could not come with me. When we arrived to the hospital, my daughter and I went to enter his room and I was stopped in my tracks and told that our daughter was not allowed into his room.
This caused some problems for us since my husband was recovering from a few surgeries. The hospital made a way for him to come out in the lobby to see us.
I needed someone to help me with our daughter, so I could visit with my husband and be there for him, so Fisher House stepped up and took care of the plane tickets for my parents to fly from Tampa, FL to DC. They arranged someone to pick them up from the airport and bring them to Bethesda. Since Fisher House was so gracious, my parents were able to come to Bethesda to take care of our daughter, so I could be there for my husband. I will forever be grateful!
Lindsay Solis's STORY!
In early 2014 my husband, Adrian, was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29. Being stationed in 29 Palms, he was sent to Naval Medical Center or Balboa in San Diego to have surgery. He then needed chemotherapy treatments and instead of PCS'ing with our two small children (3 year old and 7 months old), our family decided to stay in 29 Palms and make the trips. These treatments were every other week Sun-Wed for 6 months. While my husband was at the hospital, I was able to stay at the Fisher House with the boys. This gave us not only a free place to stay, but the safety and convenience of being near the hospital. My children and I both have fond memories while staying there. The people who worked there had the biggest hearts and treated us as family. I'm happy to say, we are coming up on 5 years of clear scans!
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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