In Honor of John W. Philbin
John W. Philbin was a United States Marine Corps combat veteran and recipient of multiple Purple Hearts. He went on to serve the Chicago Police Department for 27 years as a homicide detective and mounted police officer. John supported our military and veterans all of his life and ensuring injured veterans receive quality care was a particularly important cause to him.
In 2018, John was diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer. He faced this illness with courage, grace, and a sense of humor. John's wife and daughter were privileged to care for him through in-home hospice during his final months and this experience emphasized to all of them the importance of having family near during times of medical distress.
As a family they decided to request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House Foundation's mission to keep families together during difficult times, and their fiscal responsibility ensuring donated dollars best serve our soldiers, made this their organization of choice.
Being cared for and surrounded by family during illness is one of the greatest comforts one can have. Supporting an organization that makes this possible for our veterans is dear to their hearts. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve.
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