Susie Huffman's Request: Heather Carter's Fisher House Story
Dear Friends and Family,
Most of you know how much I love running, and I am excited once again to run in my favorite marathon on October 28. I will complete my fourth Marine Corps Marathon which is called "The People's Race" because it is the largest marathon in the world that does not offer prize money. Instead, the participants dedicate months of training to support various charities including support for our military families. Last year, many friends and family members joined my mission with a donation total of $800. Once again I chose the Fisher House Foundation because they honestly use the donations raised by the marathoners to serve individuals and families with long term housing, meals, and support while their loved ones receive medical help. These 78 houses are located near military hospitals throughout the world.
I am asking for your support in contributing a tax deductible donation to Fisher House Foundation. Click the GOLD DONATE BOX. if you prefer to mail me a check, I will complete the paperwork and send the check to Fisher House Foundation. Thank you in advance for making a difference in the lives of our awesome military families.
517 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Starkville, MS 39759
Read the story about Heather Carter:
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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