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"fisher house" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Charge of the Fisher house who are these managers of such comfortable homes away from home for the military veterans and their families when they need it most the stuff by the Tampa Fisher house to meet the manager there hi this is Paul Allen's from Tampa Florida and as I reflect on what brought me to the Fisher house family in the fold I think it was fate to tell you the truth for many many years I was trained as a professional social worker and spent twenty years on active duty United States Air Force and when I retired I went to work in a program that provided emergency shelters for battered women and children and moved to Florida at some point in my career in my life and came upon this wonderful opportunity to apply to manage a Fisher house program and I thought my goodness this is kind of you sent from heaven for me because again it's all about being a veteran because I am a veteran and as a social worker I get the pain the people feel when they have a loved one who is desperately ill and I was fortunate enough to have experience in running a residential type program so I thought that skill set I'm just all came together in a way that I hoped I would be the ideal candidate for this position so I was blessed to be able to get the job and thirteen years later I'm still here trying to figure out how to make these homes more more and more welcoming more comforting for the families who come to us you're listening to the Fisher house story in their own words a very special presentation of the station and Fisher house dot org I'm your host merry Walter we're talking to Paul Wellens manager of the Tampa Fisher houses I really see the key two Fisher houses being present for the families is that it gives them an opportunity to be at the bedside of the patient at any time that they want to or that they need to I really think from a very holistic medical perspective medicine is part of the recovery but lost in support and encouragement or the other part of the recovery in the medical staff is all skills and knows exactly what they're doing but they can't bring to the patient that same degree of love support.
Fresh update on "fisher house" discussed on Public Affairs - "Infonation"
"You for supporting Fisher House in their own words. This is the Fisher House story on Mary Walter Zakarian. Elizabeth Fisher began the Fisher House program over 25 years ago. Now building the 1st 20 some houses on their own. Why? How Now we hear that story from the president of Fisher House Foundation. David Coker, Zakarian. Elizabeth Fisher were an amazing couple. It's always been said that there's this love story on DH, one of the love of God, love of country and of a family. And he had been successful in a career real estate development in New York City. And When World War two came about Hey, trying to enlist in the Marines, but as a teenager, he was a bricklayer been involved in an accident and seriously injured his name. So when he went to volunteer for the Marines He was rejected. And through that experience during World War two, he volunteered to help build coastal defenses. And that was the way he served in that he always felt there was a debt. That he hadn't paid. He he wasn't called upon to serve, like others of his age. And he always remembered that S O. He supported many. Military causes. The Veterans bedside Network for years and years. And hey, was invited Tio breakfast meeting where somebody had the idea of the USS Intrepid had been decommissioned. It was going to be scrapped. And someone came and presented an idea about you know, we could save this and turn this into a museum on share the story. And after the breakfast, everybody got up and went their own ways. Except for his act, and he said When we get started, let's do this. And so in 1980 to the Intrepid Museum Foundation..
"fisher house" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio
"For for the children. They wanted to make sure that you were going to be able to see your kids and vice versa. The kids were going to see you and trying to the Fisher House and hero mile. They did that for so. That's another expense that they saved us from because you know a lot of these donations come from people that care about. What the fishers do hear about here miles and all that so it is very important that they hear about this and the difference that it makes to families like like myself. Because I wouldn't have had the financial means to be there everyday for. Anson had the Fisher. Houses not been available here. Miles not been available. I wouldn't have the money to travel to check on my kids or to get the kids flown into me so for that. I am grateful as well because I got to spend Christmas. And New years with them and they got to see their their their dad as well and there's many many things many reasons why we are grateful for for the Fisher houses and for what they would for for families and their loved one. And you know like I said it's it whenever I get a call from the fishers. Oh for Christmas. Ex- example every year. We get a basket of fruit and whatnot for Christmas. And it's like wow yeah they do not like they. They don't like okay. Your time is up later. It was nice meeting you. They stay in touch. They are like you know. Just that little that guesture itself tells you they still thinking about you. You were not just family for a period of time right. It sounds like well I mean we hear army wife Networker know. Just how amazing the Fisher houses in? It's such a joy to share that experience once again with our listeners. We had Mister Fisher on our podcast last fall and We actually had a command team member. Who Stayed The Fisher House for many months Just I think just shy of a year when her son Sustained some pretty major burns in a fire and so it's great to hear that from even another perspective the Awesomeness the support the Fisher given you so. I've enjoyed our conversation so far but we do have to take a super quick break in. We come back. Let's talk a little bit more about how Fisher has supported you in your family's caregiving journey. It listeners. If he would like to know more about military caregiving a quick. Google search will pointing you.
"fisher house" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio
"Made friendships and up till to this day. I think contact with them but you don't you don't get what you get at the Fisher House you get a support system. You have someone that it you know. Your situation might be a little bit worse than there is but just see them meeting someone to lean on or just cry or vent to you know your heart goes out to each other. And that's what I found there. I found a support system and that I said why. Don't we have like a like a little group that we can just me with each other and you know and just take turns? Benton to one another and Because of that I think they did start a support group. There you the staff like I said this is not like okay you know. Just keep a business that will they actually do? Become your family for the time that you're staying there and even when you leave they still touch base with you to see how you're doing and that's what I discovered. It's just like you know they would reassure me. You're good you whatever you need. Let us know. Don't hesitate and you know just having them tell you. Good morning every day you had families cooking meal and they would welcome you to it and vice versa and had other churches and whatnot groups coming in and bringing dinner and all that and it's just the smallest things that they would do became the biggest difference for us because at that moment. We're just worried. I was worried like I didn't know like offensive. What's GonNa get better Our long with Comrie Ellis basically back and forth from the Fisher House to to poly trauma with him and just knowing I had a bed to go and rest and productive for and then they say once a major difference. I honestly a lot of people need to know how important these houses are to a lot of families like myself because had the Fisher House. This not existed. We would accumulated for financial hardships with hotel. Bills I don't try so I would have acquired a lot of taxi. Bear her ship just every day struggling on getting a cab back and forth to the hospital and just unnecessary cost. You know 'cause because Of the fishers they prevent us from acquiring that kind of financial hardship. And for for that for I think that's one of my most And I explain this Worry free free of like okay. Well How am I gonNa pay for me a little time. I've been paid for my fair. Or Hotel and whatnot accumulating debt that we don't have you know the means to acquire or that was the last thing When we were sitting about the Fisher House not worrying about money not worrying about collecting that. We're trying to figure out where we'RE GONNA stay. It's just like you know that. They took that off of her shoulders. All I have to think about was just being there for instant and you know the great thing about that. It's not. They're not only focused on you. Being there for your loved one but they also cared.
"fisher house" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio
"I was in to be honest with you thinking anything. There was nothing else on my mind other than that. He was like wondering where his wife was out I don't know the impact of injury. I didn't know like if he physically who's GonNa be different or not I was I kept property myself telling myself think Think positive you know hope for the best Expect the worst but hope for the best and So that was my number one focus when I did get to the hospital. I really didn't know like I wasn't airplane. I was just thinking about that. I was in I. I wasn't thinking. Where am I going to say anything like that? I met a couple of other military wife. There that were in the same to you that I've been was when one of them took me to the Fisher house she. She asked me because she didn't have anybody there with her. I had my brother-in-law there so at least I had come on. And then when she went with her to the Fisher House I looked at the house. Not like wow. This is really beautiful. And then she meets her room and I'll strike my God. This is really nice because they had me stain they had me actually staying at the navy. Maybe launched I mean it was nice but it was not you know. There's a big difference You know the hotel ceiling. And then there's the Fisher House What I encountered while being at the Fisher House with her on that one time was I saw families interacting with women other. They greeted each other with their names. And I'll like why can't I stay here? How do I get in here so I did speak with someone and Thankfully you know When I went to pro also I was able to get a room at the house. you get to know the staff you get to know the people that are also residing there They made you feel as comfortable as possible because they understood. You know what they might not be in your shoes. But there's some pathetic situation and I I you know I. I was able to experience the feeling of hotel versus a Fisher House. And there's no comparison bright because a hotel is all about non probably. Yeah like like the business aspects but Fisher. House is more of a service and they are there to provide support and just as you mentioned. It's a you know it's a encouragement and almost like unity with other people. That are empathetic to your plight. Even if they don't quite understand or not in the exact same scenario they understand. It's a very trying time for you. And they want to try to lessen that burden a little bit so that makes a lot of sense. Yes it does and at the hotel. You're basically in a room by herself at the Fisher House. You had other families there you know. I actually I said at the Fisher House Peralta for nine months and within those nine months I got to meet a lot of families of back and forth. I.
"fisher house" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"They need to understand that there are facilities Fisher houses through out the United States and my understanding is there are eighty three of them across the United States at this time and they're shooting for a hundred so most large facilities whether they be military or VA our hi there they have a Fisher house or they are contemplating getting one but the most important message I would want to share with those families that help is there for you you do not have to go bankrupt you do not have to put yourself in peril by driving several hours or having to stay in maybe a lower class motel just for the hawks the average person can not afford to stay long term without some kind of assistance and Fisher house gives that so I would always say to them you should check with your social workers at fifty eight you should check with your case managers they will be able to direct you to the Fisher house if there is one in your vicinity and by all means go there be a part of the Fisher house family there's a lot of information that is available on the Fisher house Fisher house dot org and it gives you the process he give you locations it gives you what's available and it's a great resource.
"fisher house" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"And to support the Fisher house as there are many other ways to support the Fisher house is just one of hundreds of volunteers who give of their time talents and gifts to help honor the service of our military and their families a family services well when our young men and women help defend our freedom and sometimes they bear the ultimate sacrifice as Tony's family did a merry Walter in Washington DC next we talk to a disabled female marine who found the right mix of medicine and hospitality for her and her husband at Fisher house DC in their own words I grew up as apple pie mom baseball games for both my mother and father had because he had nothing on them always Agnes Ross retired marine from Virginia beach Virginia the unusual sound you hear is the oxygen device that helps our brief my brother when in the marines and I went to college and I ran out of money so they should if you hear yet people get yeah VA benefits if not you get new ones so she smells and help me pay for my college and stuff but can also be a for each leader sounds good teacher all of that before right so I was very conscious of the country in our house Mister you know like the stores and back in more specially baseball games my father loves baseball you know we that are hot dogs so we were very very military because we had uncles reward and we have some family Sir to sell it was just something natural not for girls in our family because you gotta understand our born in fifty five and is still was in the age where women just want joint serps but I pick the best one the marine corps so it was okay when I first came out the servers I need it which I needed I couldn't receive it because there was nothing for women as time went on in the middle of two thousand the V. eight open up for and they have women's clinic but I'm one ended up in a large clinic because this was I see why you put me a woman's clinic just because I'm a woman you put the woman are you put many many more we don't you know still to military so I got an arch clinic.
"fisher house" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The Fisher house foundation I was fortunate enough to have a job at the VA in Palo alto California which was one of the four public trauma centers for the most severely injured men and women were coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan and I was there before and I was there after Fisher house and they saw first hand the difference it made not only to the families and to the service members but also to our staff at the hospital prior to having the Fisher house we're sometimes thrown into a situation where they had to either do what was right or do what was legal and they would literally just kind of turned a blind eye to the spouse could sleep in the room with her husband versus her car literally her car because as many people now a hotel in the Palo alto area starts at about two hundred tonight and these young families just simply did not have the money and we were all perplexed on how to help these families because the VA one allowed to spend money on families by law and so when we built the Fisher house it truly was like night and day it was amazing how much stress that Fisher house took off of the families of service members and our staff it was also pretty amazing to see I knew there would be a lot of the stress of having to pay for a hotel would be gone I didn't realize until after it was built by and watch the families that it became a healing place for the families as well because you know when a service members injured or becomes ill it's not just a service member that suffers it is the entire family unit and the whole family has to heal and they need to do that to gather and so not only did they have the service member close behind where they could be together but they had another family or two or three that we're going through the same thing they were going through I watch them they will cry on each other's shoulders they would celebrate the great times they bonded in a way that you see with families and so many of them went in alone and came out with a much bigger family then they ever went in with I I give you a story that illustrates that really beautifully we had a marine who was very seriously injured shot in the head and so I had a very serious traumatic brain injury and with him came as a nineteen year old wife who is eight months pregnant and no family I saw within my as saw myself that within days this young lady had more moms and more grandma's than you can count and it was the mother of another marine who is being treated at the poly trauma center there at the hospital Helder hand with our baby girl was born and that baby's first home for six months with the Fisher house and when they laughed they had to rent a U. haul for all the presents the have been given this baby by the other families of the Fisher house that would never have happened in a hotel that happens though on a daily basis in Fisher houses across country I'm your host merry Walter in Washington DC and we wondered what standards does Fisher house live up to his.
"fisher house" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"What is the Fisher house these folks make a lot of sacrifices for us and they don't ask for an awful lot the Fisher house provides in crucial environment for healing my name is Dave Coker and I have the privilege of being president of Fisher house foundation and I think one of the greatest lessons I learned is just how grateful nation this is this is the Fisher house story and you've done so much for our home away from home for families of our military and veterans who are being medically treated at DOD and VA hospitals the holiday season presentation from the station and Fisher house dot org Richard and Erica sh Wallich both active duty airforce at the time met during their servicing one and married in two thousand nine Amy was born he was born on one may two thousand and within forty hours he was medevac from Landstuhl regional Medical Center in Germany with my wife and straight to Bethesda Maryland right Walter Reed on we didn't know that he would be born with down syndrome we knew that he would be born with a cleft flat and with congenital heart defect we were told that what they could see on the ultrasound while I was pregnant with him was that he had just a VSP the fact and when he was born they did a I got a VTC basically with San Antonio and they conduct an echo cardiogram on him in this VTC so that keeps cardiologists down there in San Antonio could see what was going on with his heart they could tell at that point that he actually his heart the fact was much more and he had a complete AV canal which meant that essentially the middle part of his heart was kind of missing so the high blood pressure was constantly beating into the low blood pressure side which.
"fisher house" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Fisher house foundation my name is Kerry Childress on the vice president of communications for the Fisher house foundation I was fortunate enough to have a job at the VA in Palo alto California which was one of the four public trauma centers for the most severely injured men and women were coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan and I was there before and I was there after Fisher house and they saw first hand the difference it made not only to the families and to the service members but also to our staff at the hospital prior to having the Fisher house we're sometimes thrown into a situation where they had to either do what was right or do what was legal and they would literally just kind of turned a blind eye to the spouse could sleep in the room with her husband versus her car literally her car because as many people know a hotel in the Palo alto area starts at about two hundred tonight and these young families just simply did not have the money and we were all perplexed on how to help these families because the VA one allowed to spend money on families by law and so when we built the Fisher house it truly was like night and day it was amazing how much stress that Fisher house took off of the families the service members and our staff it was also pretty amazing to see I knew there would be a lot of the stress of having to pay for a hotel would be gone I didn't realize until after it was built by and watch the families that it became a healing place for the families as well because you know when a service members injured or becomes ill it's not just a service member that suffers it is the entire family unit and the whole family has to heal and they need to do that to gather and so not only did they have the service member close behind where they could be together but they had another family or two or three that we're going through the same thing they were going through I watched them they were crying on each other's shoulders they would celebrate the great times they bonded in a way that you see with families and so many of them went in alone and came out with a much bigger family then the ever went in with I I give you a story that illustrates that really beautifully we had a marine who was very seriously injured shot in the head and so I had a very serious traumatic brain injury and with him came as a nineteen year old wife who is eight months pregnant and no family I saw within my as saw myself that within days this young lady have more moms and more grandma's than you can count and it was the mother of another marine who is being treated with poly trauma center there at the hospital who held her hand with our baby girl was born and that baby's first home for six months with the Fisher house and when they laughed they had to rent a U. haul for all the presents the have been given this baby by the other families of the Fisher house that would never have happened in a hotel that happens though on a daily basis in Fisher houses across country I'm your host merry Walter in Washington DC and we wondered what standards does Fisher house live up to his chief.
"fisher house" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The Fisher house foundation nobody hears about the Fisher house they're always behind the scenes and they're always standing up and helping soldiers and or military in general and the family and they always do it they have very little overhead and they do a wonderful job of what they do and I truly truly from my heart could not think of a better organization to to go with this one and another volunteer of the year Christopher Scott and his ceremony we have been coming to Fisher house and cooking meals now for over seven years I want to tell you that for me are the people that hold your hand as you come into this world the people who hold your hand as you go through this world and those people who hold your hand as you leave this world the Fisher house all our volunteers all the staff we hold people's hands remember the sign of the Fisher house and I want you to remember and look at that occasionally and remember that it's to have around the hard above the house at Fisher house we hold people's hands with love and care we take care of them thanks for all you do Christopher and Terry how do you volunteer go to Fisher house dot org and click on get involved Walter in Washington DC your host for the Fisher house story in their own words so far we've heard from moms and dads wives and veterans themselves now we need to do of airforce veteran Chuck Shelton his story for Mallory Shelton of Navarre Florida so my name is Mallory cells and I am from Navarre Florida and on October fourteenth at twenty seventeen my father was involved in a traumatic car accident leaving him paralyzed so my father is trapped in the truck was in the Air Force he did twenty four years lives around the world and settled here in a car it was that the spinal cord injury so as you can imagine it was pretty traumatic we spent eleven days and then I see you in my memory Alabama and following that I see you say to a private spinal cord hospital.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on New Orleans' New Fisher House
"And joining us on the line at the present time is the secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to talk about an incredible ground breaking that he will be attending tomorrow morning Mister secretary welcome to the show good to be back to be all all up salute Lee welcome home exciting exciting day tomorrow tell us about it yeah yeah we are we are breaking ground on Fisher house Fisher house which will be a home away from home for the families of veterans who are undergoing some pretty serious care on Canal Street and and let me do this real fast it is it is arsenal to be my father Saint Aloysius gradually boil a graduate young major nineteen seventy days of camp out really terribly well spent a year in the hospital army hospital in Hawaii in those days we couldn't come see him we were living in battery of time and what's this your house does is it allows people like about bother to be able to go where the veteran just wilted at stay with that better bring the family we take care of your children and it is it is long past time that we had wanted to all of that I'm very very happy to be breaking ground on it tomorrow yeah you know especially we have a a new VA hospital obviously right the breadth and depth of services being provided today more than ever before probably in the history of the VA here and now this opportunity of Fisher house and just the kind of put things in context a little research that I did charity navigator you know rates all of these charities and they get a four star rating which is the high and they've had that four star rating for years and years and years but nine million days of lodging that they've been able to provide for family members of those who have served that that are that are visiting a VA locale across the country and and the other thing that it does and it particularly in areas around active duty base we take care the A. of Jacqueline the special operations we because of the skills that we at its spinal cord injuries statics we have many many people on active duty to spam blades are using of the Fisher house and as I said you can bring your family your bring your choke and we will make sure that you are taking care of that you're close to the folks that you love Hey if you would for the benefit the listening audience Mister secretary I mean when you think about the trauma of war or conflict in in what our military today is asked to do what however you point it whatever it is that that's going on you know I we we we tend to we tend to fight over the nomenclature let's just forget about that for a moment right our our men and women in the military will be presented with life altering challenges out really hello a lot on like any other walk of life well that's true and you know because you're you're you're going to share a photo how many years decades you are sure are you are the cure to counsel the one community that actually has a connection to what of the military does and you could you could on something unique in my father's day Vietnam he was lucky to survive his wounds today our troops are surviving wounds that in Vietnam and even then the first Gulf War they would have never survived it that means that they are facing as you said challenges for the rest of their lives that those who wore the uniform for the beverage and and that is the change of medical science is is keeping creek will live on the battle and we're still catching up to the consequences of that to make sure that our veterans have a healthy and a simple life after they have served those those incredibly horrific conditions absolutely one of the things that I really like about this program is obviously the breadth and depth of the services that they offer but this is a private public collaborative can you describe the force yes so the the Fisher foundation as how I came to first at the department of defense says if you if you give us the land we will not only build a facility for you we will make sure that those who use it don't have to spend the time to use it we'll have we'll give you access is D. A. what's your medical people at your social workers to the families use your house it is in the outstanding example of how government works second part of this actually takes place in the city of the wall a New Orleans as effectively ended better it's almost sent out at G. A. got it to that public private partnership with groups like Catholic charities with groups like the US but in not too far from where you're sitting and also with the city and they style dederichs we're almost at the FDA could not spot so we are examples of cockapoo but can't and work it should work and in in in this case obviously they build a house and they turn it back over I think to yeah to the VA in in and there are a lot of the program that's right that they eight four the status of our families they pay the utility bills a also the upkeep and and our folks are right there on the grounds it's a wonderful playing and the and I will tell you the next time I'm at home I will be happy to take you through and let you and I can walk that place absolutely Hey I think I think it it's going to be a great thing just just to put it in context for the benefit of the living lit listening audience four hundred and fifty one million dollars
"fisher house" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio
"Take the the the family programs that were involved with with either the warrior games the INVICTUS Games <hes> all of these families played a role in in their loved ones recovery <hes> and you know when you think about and this is the way I explained it to people who are not aware of of the service and sacrifice I I asked quite frankly. How would you feel if you're in the hospital and your family couldn't afford to visit so you know it becomes very easy? <hes> <hes> to kind of you know kind of let people know what's going on and you know so the families love is the best medicine of all the absolute truth. We've seen it firsthand <hes> we've walked into hotel to hospital little rooms my wife and I and we've interacted with <hes> with family members so forth and the impact that it has I remember seeing interview <hes> on our website about a serviceman in who had been wounded through an I._D.. Blast and he was kinda learning how to walk again and he. He's you know they were days. He didn't WANNA get out of bed. They were days there was a lot of pain but the fact that his that his children were there his son and his daughter <hes> to watch him into push him you know made it easier for him to get out of bed and get and get back into the grind and I think that says it all <hes> just having your family there to motivate you <hes> and and also it's important for the family to be involved in in the process to because in the cases opposed dramatic stress and traumatic brain injury they need to be educated on what to look for <hes> and and how they might be able to help <hes> at at least in the beginning and how to get treatment how to get help and that's just as important but it all starts with family and that's why this foundation was oh I think you do a great service to the world helping and healing people in need and I'm sure a lot of our listeners tonight and are wondering how they could help to support the Fisher House and your mission so can you let us know how people can support your mission sure the best way to do that would be to go to fisherhouse dot org. That's the website and it'll tell you different things different ways to get involved whether you want to volunteer <hes> potentially the House that might be near you by the way both <hes> <hes> active duty N._B._A.. Hospitals <hes> there's other ways to be involved donations and so forth but <hes> at the end of the day the website kind of takes you down that direction and and we'll show you different ways to get involved. It's a great website. I'm very proud of it. So I encourage you know you're listening to check it <music> out and and see
"fisher house" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio
"With participating brands. We can offer families a hotel no charge if there's no house at that hostile at the time or it's which is in many cases the case that the house full so we're able to offer lodging families at no charge just not in the Fisher house at that time so that's what the hotel programs do we also have been scholarship programs. We've brought for military children. We administer for the Defense Commissary Agency for one for military spouses which I think is applicable to tonight's though where if a spouse wants to go back to school it they can do that <hes> and a lot of cases with a loved one is deployed hopes guy no of your certainty of what's going on over there and we also have this was interesting because President Obama and <hes> Mrs Obama were so supportive of the foundation as were the bushes <hes> <hes> holding book called a De Icing which was actually a focused on thirteen historical figures that he wrote for his daughters that actually turned into a book that was sold and we were receiving the after tax profits <hes> for that for the sale of each book and we use that to start a scholarship program for <hes> They S- called our legacy program for the children of <hes> of anyone at home or <hes> has is one hundred percent disabled so our scholarship programs or something that have flourished through the years they've grown and we're very crowd of the scholarship programs. We've given out I I actually a little bit efficient on my statistics but it's probably close to fifteen twenty billion dollars with a scholarship. Wow so <hes> it's those in itself have become very if we get so those are the things that we do and as I said before we we we stay in Orlando coalition as lodging but really it's about family and <hes> that's where we say <hes> one other thing we did with very proud of was we we were. We've been involved with the family program so the Warrior Games that are each year each branch of the service carries on you. We are you familiar with the warrior the Games yes I am the Warrior Games.
"fisher house" Discussed on Talk Radio WPHT 1210
"Station and Fisher house foundation. My husband is Bill Stephens. And he was in the army in Virginia. He was released in nineteen Fifty-three after two years of service. And he we were married and moved to Minnesota where he is from. But at the present time, I'm living in the Shenandoah valley in new market for junior. He was having a problem with his mitral valve leaking. And he came here to have a procedure done that's called a micro, Val clip and. It was successful in a way, but gradually started leaking again. And when he had that fixed it was in December, and we were here for a couple of weeks. That's a Fisher house, and we were released on December fifteen and gradually through these preceding months, he got worse and worse as far as the valve leaking. And so he came here a month ago to have open heart surgery to repair his Lavalle, Venice heart. He has had some complications from his surgery. We have been here. It's five weeks. I think today he's progressing now doing better. And so we're looking forward to when he can go home. That's surely stebbins describing the stebbins family military story, and what the Fisher house has meant to them. Oh. It's been a real comfort because we're from we live in the country and the traffic here would be so difficult to find a motel and then to be able to afford a motel after you've found it. We have had food here. You can it's so many things they've given us and also you can wash clothes they have every thing you could possibly want here to help you. Plus they have programs. We did a painting class. We they have making jewellery kind of the class. She has programs just periodically to take your mind off of you know, your problems. I can't think of a thing that they haven't thought of you know, we it's just everything you need is here. Plus, everyone is very friendly. And we've been here a month and. We've gotten to know everybody in.
"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Chief of staff. Mary Considine Fisher house foundation with a pinpoint review. Well, one of the things that's very important to us as an organization is to be good stewards of all of the donations every single dollar that's entrusted to the foundation. We know that when someone gifts they wanted to go towards the purpose of helping military families. So even though we are nonprofit, we try to run this your house foundation like a business and make sure that those dollars are going towards the programs that people will no no will make a difference in lies. We are very proud with the charity watchdog groups charity, navigator charity watch to have plus ratings. We have fourteen consecutive years of four stars. With charity navigator, and that means that when you look at our financial, we are putting the money towards the need and not towards savings or future or towards administrative and fundraising costs and Dr Evan Rennes associate chief of staff, south, Texas, veterans healthcare system, jumps back in to sum it up as I think about all of being many organizations that exist our country to provide support for our wounded warriors and their families after injury and illness. I can't think of any other realization has proven itself more effective time and time again accomplishing its mission is the Fisher house as a fairly straightforward mission to provide the home away from home for the fans in time to service members who have been injured in the service to their country and. There is no doubt that the Fisher house foundation. And you innovation accomplishes that mission each and every day to the highest possible standard. Because it was good medicine. Thank you for supporting Fisher house Fisher house. You're listening to home away from home. The Fisher house story brought to you by fisherhouse dot org with your host Mary. Walter from Washington DC. But active duty wounded are only a portion of those Fisher house has an impact on. There's also our veterans service members like Todd small, Lindbergh, retired.
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"Fisher house foundation. My husband is Bill stebbins. And he was in the army in Virginia. He was released in nineteen fifty three after two years of service. And he we were married and moved to Minnesota where he is from. But at the present time, I'm living in the Shenandoah valley in new market Virginia. He was having a problem with his mitral valve leaking. And you came here to have a procedure done that's called a micro Val clip. And it was successful in a way, but gradually started leaking again. And when he had that fixed it was in December, and we were here for a couple of weeks at the Fisher house, and we were released on December fifteen and gradually through these preceding months, he got worse and worse as far as the valve leaking. And so he came here a month ago to have open heart surgery to repair his the valve in his heart. He has had some complications from his surgery. We have been here five weeks. I think today he's progressing now doing better. And so we're looking forward to when he can go home that Shirley stebbins describing the stebbins family. Military story and what the Fisher house has meant to them. Oh, it's been a real comfort because we're from we live in the country and the traffic here would be so difficult to find a motel and then to be able to afford a motel after found it. We have had food here. You can it's so many things given us and also you can wash clothes they have every thing you could possibly want here to help you..
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"Adopter? Me to every just had a great time here. Okay. Now. A conversation clowning around we just enjoy each other very much. I came to the Fisher out because I had a net cash from Asia. Dotted coming here. And I'm still coming in here. And I'm gonna do everything I can. Oh the. Does somewhat for the veterans people don't run onto your more. And more to the Fisher has a great place to be. Your love and welcome. This is curling Clark time the wife of Ernest Clark could be at Phnom veteran. We are from Rockford Illinois. First experience of coming to fisherhouse says he said he had throat cancer. He tells to have surgery so they scheduled him over here at Highland hospital up on apple consultation, -lica- doctor about to surgery McIntyre was how long he would be here. And they say it's anywhere from six to eight weeks, depending on if he had to have radiation. And I. We live in Rockford here. I said what can I stay in hospital role with him? No, I go to sleep at the park. They said, no, we're going to the Fisher house. I said if they say, yes, we've done the take a Fisher house. Okay. And my man Fisher house. Fisher house trumped up motels. I'm going to be running around the cargo. And I'm Doug allows to fisherhouse closed on the weekends coming in on the Sunday highly right manager of this Fisher house. Told me to procedure dictate in. When I came in here Alexander. Aw. The beauty of this place in my mind. I went if Ernest Wilson having surgery, this would be a vacation spot. And fortunately. We ended up seeing here about six to eight weeks into fisherhouse lovely place to be everything's provided for you. You don't have to if you're not able to are you don't walk. Let's hear all the food laundry detergent, everything is provided. Basically, they pamper you at the Fisher house. Fisher house staff takes care of heat. And my first impression when I walked through that door. This door is says take a deep breath and desolate displacement. The. Sir. House is close proximity to the hospital. You do not have to worry about a parking spot. You just walk across the parking lot to the hospital, five minutes, the most and you're there, and you can go anytime of the day or night. We're only closed campus here at the hospital today. It's no worried about being a custody in the kind of way or anything, and it's very convenient. I would like to say to Japan. Out there. Fisher house, of course, everywhere. The need to monetary donations. But there's so much more that can be done. We have different organizations different groups different individuals coming in and prepare a meal, but the fisherhouse families they come in fat entertainment house family, we have there. Dogs. They come in and do therapy. It doesn't take a whole lot of money. You don't have to be for house. You can just..
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"Fisher house foundation. My husband is Bill stebbins. And he was in the army in Virginia. He was released in nineteen fifty three after two years of service. And he we were married and moved to Minnesota where he is from. But at the present time, I'm living in the Shenandoah valley in new market Virginia. He was having a problem with his mitral valve leaking. And he came here to have a procedure done that's called a micro Val clip. And it was successful in a way, but gradually started leaking again. And when he had that fixed it was in December, and we were here for a couple of weeks at the Fisher house, and we were released on December fifteen and gradually through these preceding months, he got worse and worse as far as the valve leaking. And so he came here a month ago to have open heart surgery to repair his the valve minutes heart. He has had some complications from his surgery. We have been here. It's five weeks. I think today he's progressing now doing better. And so we're looking forward to when he can go home. That's surely stebbins describing the stebbins fam-. Demilitary story. And what the Fisher house has meant to them. Oh. It's been a real comfort because we're.