Team Fisher House at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon & MCM10K

Old Dogs after the 2017 MCM
Old Dogs after the 2017 MCM

Old Dogs, New Tricks 2018

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.



This year, Team Old Dogs New Tricks will be at it again.  Steve is running the MCM 10k and PJ is running the MCM Marathon to keep our veterans like heather Carter, "Doc" Moss, and so many others and their families together and in a home-like environment during treatment away from home.  Please considering making a donation to our team to help support this cause, and keep our service members past and present, and Blue Star and Gold Star families in your prayers.


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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