GET IT DOME!!!
GET IT DOME!!!
Thank you for visiting the Team "Get It Dome" fundraising page for Team Fisher House. We are a group of DC area endurance athletes that are working together to raise awareness for the good that Fisher House provides for our wounded warriors and their families. We recognize the dedication that our military has given to our nation and thrive to help those that gave so much for us. Please take a moment and learn more about Fisher House and thank you for considering to support our campaign.
Jim Kaufmann - 9th MCM and 9 years raising funds for Fisher House
Chris Potter - New triathlete and aspiring marathoner
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.
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.