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Fisher House Assists Families of Hospitalized Military Members

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Fisher House Assists Families of Hospitalized Military Members

"A charity called Fisher house has been providing financial aid for military families since nineteen ninety one Fisher house foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge well the loved one is in the hospital chairman and CEO Ken Fisher is a philanthropist with a passion for serving those who have served our country we've already helped now some four hundred thousand plus families and save them a half a billion dollars lodging and travel costs and just like everyone else military families could not visit their loved ones in the hospital during the pandemic date bear burdens and make sacrifices that we just aren't really aware of and you know it just was amplified because of the pandemic and all Memorial Day we reflect on the foundation and the work we've done but we also reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom I'm Shelley Adler

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"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Am a captain in the U. S. Army serving and Fort Wainwright, Alaska. I'm a logistician. I have been here for about three years. Keeps asking Fort Bragg very, very soon, but it's been fun up here in Alaska. I'm a kind of well, Simon first lieutenant in the Army also serving up here in Port winner the last to I'm a logistician as well. I've been here since about 2018 pretty soon here. I will be testing on the army on being a safe home, Mom. When we found out that we were having twins. We were both just thrilled and so excited, but also incredibly nervous. Twins don't run in either of our side of the family and We got to about the 30 Week Mark, and we kind of went to Labor. Fairbanks does not have Nick you facilities like Anchorage does there only able to handle really 34 weeks forward on even that's something pushing it for high risk cases s O once it was identified that the babies were on the way. We found that we're going to Anchorage and met her flying of being better back and I end up making the 6.5 hour drive a soon as I got down there and realized that We're gonna be in the hospital for a while. I realized we need to find somewhere to stay so really reached out to the Fisher house, which I had heard about through friends up here in Fairbanks from Kmart of you be thank God that had space and that they were allowed to take us. This was during the cove it pandemic. Everything was still closed. And we weren't sure if they would be allowed to accept us. But sure enough, they bent over backwards and you let us in. On. They made her stay incredible. I mean, they took every worry that we could possibly have away and it was really home with an experience. So when I got flown down Torto Anchorage it was a terrifying experience being away from my husband during sexually good, emotional, traumatic time because I was so scared that something was gonna happen to our babies and I got down to Anchorage and they were. They were pretty convinced that they had stopped labor. Um and that I was gonna get discharged from hospital and stay at the bishop's house, still pregnant and see the maternal fetal medicine physicians down in a bridge for the next six or seven weeks, and that turned out to not be happening. So I ended up going back in the labor and they were going to do a C section because my son was breach and they don't deliver breech babies. Right before where they started. My C section This'll rumor had started that I had some type of medical condition that made it to where I can't get a spinal. So my husband's all scrubbed up, ready to be in the room with me. And they told me last minute that I'm gonna get done under general anesthesia. So on top of all of that stress, and all of that, like emotion, I realized I'm not gonna have my husband there with me to support May I'm not gonna be awake for the birth of my kids. That was terrifying. I woke up. I had no idea what had happened. I had no idea where my kids were in a lot of pain in a lot of pain. A lot of E was a lot of pain and all I could think of was like, Where's my kids? Where's my husband? But once I got discharged from the hospital, the Fisher House just made it to where all of that Additional stress of like where we're gonna live, like transporting back and forth the hospital. They took away so much that stress and just maybe experienced better than it could have been people There were so supportive they lent a near when we needed to event about frustrations of the day. The providers of many, Fred. Yeah, they provide us a mini fridge in our room so that I could call breast milk and they were just incredible. This is Mary Walter in Washington. D C. Wow. What We know the twin babies are okay..

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"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

"His attention to the front lines with that sense of duty and honor that keeps us free, and that will turn into an unfortunate need for his family to be close by while he's hospitalized. That's where Fisher House comes in. This is the Fisher House story. A family's love Now back to Ben's story, so complete opposite end of the structure and you're safe in a military fear or the medical field. Theo calm patterns in the West and in 2000 and nine I got sent to Spin Boldak, Afghanistan with Pittsburgh, eight second Country Division, and only three months in my school of the very first idea is Unfortunately, pick me out of the fight, and that experience was very humbling Me. You know, just one minute you are joking along. Everybody is over your radio headsets singing along to some music, and the next minute everything goes well. It was literally like hitting a brick wall. I remember the alarms inside the vehicle going completely haywire on just the sound of my body is screaming my name for about 45 seconds, so is not unconscious. And I was finally able tol ask enough air they actually let on screen was probably the most God awful screen anyone's ever heard just to be able to pick that out. So I was just choking on dust or fire distinguished refused to the vehicle ended up pitching fired. I'm sure terrified them for a little bit. It was a relief for them to know that I was still alive. Everything is stolen. Easy at this point. I remember my platoon sergeant actually putting my seat. Go for me back through the driver's seat until the litter.

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"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Bring you to the military hospital, the army pays for the heart of the hotel for the beginning, and then slowly But surely you've got to start figuring things out. And that's where Fisher helped comes in there is there for you when you need them. And you know when our social worker came in and suggested that you know we get on the Fisher House waiting list. It first because the girls weren't with me. I was like, no, Let's give it to somebody else. They're like, no, Let's get you in there. So that way when the girls were here, you'll have a home away from home. And it was wonderful because instead of like waiting for the shuttle to get to and from the hotel from the hospital, I could just walk down the road and be at the Fisher house. And I could do my laundry and you chose his laundry. And I even made meals in the Fisher House kitchen and took him back to my husband. It was just so wonderful, and now it'll be 10 years for us in January, since she has been hurt. What's really cool is we're still in touch with the Fisher how families that stayed in the house with us, and so we're watching each other's kids grow. Ours just started college this year. It was banana. Just look at these kids. Think of. Yeah, it's crazy. How time goes by, But you know it's one of those things that you know. We talked about Fisher House here all the time, because I don't think we'd be a positive. I don't think we'd be optimistic. And I don't think our our family would be as blessed as we are. If we didn't have a group like Fisher House to come in, you said it all. I mean, the only thing I want to remind people love is just the thought that goes into these homes and how meticulous they build them and design them because I've been in the that I've been to several of the ones over at Walter Reed. And when your husband gets that, you know he's a MPT above the knees. It's designed to accommodate him already. You don't you know at the hotel. Maybe there's a you know a small percentage of the rooms that are able to take care of it. But they already thought that through because they knew exactly who they were building the Fisher Houses for Yeah. And just to let you know the house that we had constructed for Chazz is actually based on the Fisher House floor plan..

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"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"85 60. That's why we're in the midst of the W E mail radiothon to benefit Fisher House and, you know, they give us all these numbers and stats about Fisher House and everything and get their magazine because I don't need to put your house and so I get their magazine, which is really cool, by the way. You're so many incredible stories, and you learn so much about how they're just all over the world. The Fisher houses since 1990. I thought this was so interesting, interesting. Fisher House to say families, 500. Million dollars $500 million safe to military families money that they would have had to put out for flights because you can donate miles money that they would have had to put out for hotels because they get to stay in the Fisher House money, and also sometimes Fisher houses are full. They know with coded. They redid some things. They allowed some families who are workers at some of the hospitals to stay at some of the Fisher houses because they were either working such long hours that Driving home driving back just wasn't worth it to them. Or maybe they just wanted to not be around their family because you know they're working in the hospitals around that time, so they got to stay and Fisher houses and you know, so here's yet another role that they play in in helping the community. It's incredible, but you know, if the Fisher houses full, they don't like to turn people away. So if you have hotel points that you you can donate those as well. And then they can use those points to put families they have partner hotels as well as partner airlines, and they could put These people up in hotels, then until room opens up in official houses because they do everything they possibly can to, um, to try to keep the families together. Keep the families close to their loved one when they're going through some kind of medical procedure and in 2020 did you realize this means in 2020? With covert and everything else. I went crazy. Insane year 2020 was Fisher has opened six new houses six new houses in 2020. None of this happens without you. They open a house in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Richmond, Virginia. They opened their second Fisher House in Aurora, Colorado. They went up replacing a house that had been there and needed. They needed a new one. They replaced it. In Omaha, Nebraska. They opened a house. New Orleans, Huntington, West Virginia..

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"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Good morning to you. 7 37 on this Friday morning. I'm Mary Walter here with Vince colonies Joining us in 805 Stephen Nuts. He is the Fairfax GOP chair, and we'll talk about local efforts there to help the Georgia Runoff elections, and it's a very exciting days. You just heard it is the Fisher House radio done which we kicked off at five o'clock this morning and our friends at Leonardo, North America, You know they're generously matching the 1st $50,000 in donations. So you want to make sure you pick up the phone and call 8882948560888294. 85602 just benefit in incredible worldwide organization. Not just here in the United States, but worldwide organization invent us updates. You've some numbers, right? Oh, boy, Donna, or boy, do I? Oh, I think it's do I I Yes, I do. Marry Thank you Have the Fisher house is such a fantastic cause to help a military military members and their families. In one military member who's being supported this morning is the light, Mike. McKay, Mike McKay. For those who've been longtime listeners to W m A l you'll know was the 40 Year technical direction director at W. M. A. L. For and for mornings on the mall and for the Chris Plante Show on did a Vietnam veteran and he passed away Now I can't believe it A little over two years ago in April, 2018 We've missed him ever since. But somebody made a donation this this morning in his honor, and we're so grateful for that tribute, And I know Mike would be very pleased by the cause that you are supporting. Of these great family members of the military. These great military service members who are supported by the Fisher House and Not only did that person whoever that was do that in honor of Michael. Okay, But you this morning have been so supportive and we're so grateful for that to the tune of the following number 51,000. $780 also events. My hearing's a little little look. Could you just say that again? That's right, $51,780, which means amazing. In the next hour. Leonardo will be contacting us with a big old check, and they'll be joining in on the celebration this morning to support the Fisher House. We're grateful for that, and the Fisher House does still need your support. Absolutely. Let's give everyone who's being supported by the Fisher.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

"That after he pardoned. Michael flynn is x. National security adviser flint pleaded guilty in two thousand seventeen too long the fbi about his contacts within russian ambassador sergei kislyak. It was one of the first major courtroom. Victories for special counsel robert muller but about a year ago flint tried to withdraw that guilty plea. His attorneys argued that he'd been trapped by people like fired. Fbi agent. peter struck fox's kristen fisher house intelligence committee chairman democrat. Adam schiff who helped lead the impeachment inquiry says the president has repeatedly abused the pardon power to protect. Oh soup covered up for

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"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"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 their families 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 hope people remember the sign of the Fisher house and I want you to remember and look at that occasionally and remember that that's two hands around the heart 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 my name is Mallory Shelton I am from Navarre Florida and on October fourteenth twenty seventeen my father was involved in a traumatic car accident leaving him paralyzed so my father is trapped in truck was in the Air Force twenty four years how in the world and settled here in the car it was that final pre injury hi there as you can imagine it was pretty traumatic we spent eleven days and then I see you in my gum reality Anna and following that I see you say to a private hospital in.

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"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

02:44 min | 2 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

"A spot in my lungs we went through the procedure took to the end of February due to be breaking my leg for us to get a biopsy in that box he turned out to be inconclusive my husband was with me to the whole thing and he said that your doctor said well we'll wait three months and we'll do it again when we went back three months I was stage three lung cancer my right now everything else fine as we spoke admin center husband we're staying in the DC Fisher house in the care of the DC VA hospital a court appearance and that's when I first heard about the Fisher house when I came up here wow we can't afford to finding out it is thirty radiation treatments one day you know C. mo five chemo I mean eighteen most chemo treatments not knowing what chemo details I have a dell it's a therapy dog he's my heart yeah he's not a service dog so that's the only reason why it's not in your house if he was a service dog you be the Fisher house I found out but he's not a service dog so there's no hotel room only faces you can stay and after the first week he will trust me without Fisher house I don't know what I would do even as my husband next question okay next we talked to reco Ross husband of Agnes are retired and now disabled marine corps veteran without this Fisher house I know I probably would've cracked man man stay with us this is the Fisher house story in their own words a special presentation of this fine station and Fisher house dot org hello my name is Rico Ross Magnus has been it was very difficult for me the Fisher house now uses them when it anyone know around people but I knew we needed help and I have been past this place many times to bring my wife and now even recognize it but when we came to check out the place Stacey chap so she was very welcome and and now I know I notice she would look at me because I was just looking angry I was like totally confuse whenever last we decide to come and without this Fisher house I'm no Ali with a cracked mmhm man man.

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"fisher house" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"fisher house" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"fisher house" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Sure house these folks make a lot of sacrifices for us and they don't ask for an awful lot the Fisher house provide some very unique in crucial for name is days Coker and I have the privilege of being president of Fisher house foundation and I think one of the greatest lessons are learned is just how grateful nation this is this is the Fisher house story and you've done so much and a home away from home for families of our military and veterans who are being medically treated at DOD and VA hospital a special fourth of July weekend presentation of the station and Fisher house dot org this is merry Walter in Washington DC your host for home away from home the Fisher house story let's get started from Joe sure Johnson cool sort of in the marine corps I was hurt George since two thousand four Warner you do Christine cool and Josh police mother I got a phone call on July fifth ten thirty in the morning I had to go to the land still because I was going to score is fine home he would not make it the only to Washington the next day and sport and streets July six it would be on my way to Germany when I got there to see him I talked to in awhile it was that it was a piece of shrapnel size with critical and it went through the right side of his head across the middle line launched on the left he took the whole front of the spring and unison camp a little damage on the right he said he would be a vegetable if you walk off or if you need to fly home but that he would probably last no more than a week when we got here who first put into the navy lodge and then as soon as the room opened up they gave me around the Fisher house because I was going to be here a long time my contacted me on the phone that he had a room waiting for us Mikey bara is the.

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"fisher house" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

08:34 min | 2 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Are giving gifts to the Fisher house foundation makes a difference Scott sums it up here for us since when they are and and the type of care that we are providing it was crucial to have them present if at all possible this is much more challenging than sent of course yes on on we were long story extension marea hotels were prohibited most of our families couldn't afford a hotel in the area we did have four six your house sometimes people were without us knowing it would cheapen their car or in some kind of sending that was so say the very least Scott Skiles and I wish the former poly trauma social hello out there and we took care of hundreds of active duty servicemen and women were injured in if you are interested in learning more about Fisher house Fisher house starboard everything's you need to know will be there Fisher house foundation has earned four out of four stars from charity navigator for fifteen consecutive years and an a plus rating from charity watch for more than a decade Fisher houses are both active duty wounded as well as veterans were ill or injured and that means as Scott highlighted the families receive invaluable help as well for more information that address again is Fisher house dot or now meeting US marine Vietnam veteran who was made multiple visits to the VA hospital in Washington DC hi my name's Chris I'm calling from Berlin Maryland I went to the went into the marine corps in nineteen sixty seven I was eighteen years old and I went to my basic training and from there I went to Vietnam hundred percent disabled vet and I come to the your house when I have to have an appointment one day and I have an appointment the next day the Fisher house within the space of the travel so far it takes approximately three hours to get here in three hours to get home so it's a blessing to have the Fisher house here for the vets I I went into the marine corps you can say I guess of the talents I had a brother that when it's raining core he told me that she had to be a man to be arranged so I had to prove to him that that was as much man as he was in being over there I was injured I enjoyed my ankle quite severely and also from being in in Vietnam and Asian arms developed prostate cancer and when I came home I had to go to the VA to give muscle street to see exactly what was wrong with me in the V. A.'s behind me a hundred percent then as the as I come to the debtors hospital if I have an appointment today I can say at the Fisher house that night and go to my point that the next day I'm a junior Holland a wife of crystal how the reason why we started going into to Fisher house is because we travel so far to have to come to to be a special point was that my husband have and I was told from doctor that they have to fish house that will house as and keep us there so we will have to have the expense of painful tell somewhere and I was just amazed that we know once I got here that it was just like I was at and I feel so welcome I also felt that I had a connection with the other people that was there that was there especially to women because we were all there supporting our husbands and he seemed to you know or you know get in the kitchen and cook and we all talked about you know what was going on and everybody was like the connection you know without the last everybody prayed to one another and it's just been overwhelming experience for me knowing that this place like that the staff us women you know for the veterans and I just love it when I first came into the Fisher house I looked around in a scene oh wow this is so beautiful you know I didn't expect to see what I've seen but I'm very happy that I saw it in since I've been here I've been so happy I think we've been blessed actually to have a place like the fish house you're listening to the Fisher house story in their own words a very special presentation of this station and Fisher house dot org this is Chris style and if I had a chance to sit down and talk to the Fisher family I would thank them very much for doing what they did they have a place for us veterans and their wives to come if they needed to be when I have to go into the hospital with that say if I have to stay two three days they make sure that my wife is welcome at his house in the really pretty sure pretty sure that they can know by the way I'm talking that we are really blessed to have you thank you very much if I had a chance to speak to the beginning people that started fish house I would say I know that they had to be they cared about what was going on and did that with the veterans families people come from all aspects of different places and knowing that they made this possible thank you just thank you and god bless you it's just overwhelming that we have something like this yeah I'm so grateful a case you're interested in the Fisher house go to fix your house that or more information because a family's love is good medicine and what can you do to keep the Fisher house foundation ever going to meet Lorraine was volunteered her time at the Fisher house in Tampa for the last three years hello I'm Lorraine the rock I volunteer at the Tampa Bay Fisher house I came to the Fisher has two and a half years ago by meeting the woman who runs Apollo violence she and I live right downtown in Tampa she asked me to come up and have a look and try to volunteer to some interesting things they were looking for people to help we had just mad tonight said that I'd been volunteering at various other places around so I came up here walk through the door she showed me around and I've been here ever since it's more about the loving care of of the people that that are staying here you know we understand the trauma some things that they're they're dealing with in their daily life and we just try to make life more comfortable for them I work you're basically because my upbringing was my dad was in the navy but we weren't particularly military family but my background is I was a special education teacher and in England so I naturally just fits into the caring and understanding aspect of what the Fisher foundation the Fisher house is about so I just believe in that that you thought you know it's not a job it's not even in even people that work here it's not a job it's about providing for the for the families here and that's just how I have chosen to live my life we'll have a heart and who really care about others and want to help out you could look at Fisher house dot org on the internet or you can just look it up anywhere you know you could get a call to the a they can pass through it's really about giving and caring for the people that live here next we'll finish this hour with a.

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"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Came into the Fisher house I looked around and I see oh wow this is so beautiful no I didn't expect to see what I've seen but I'm very happy that I saw it then since I've been here I've been so happy I think we've been blessed actually to have a place like the fish house you're listening to the Fisher house story in their own words a very special presentation of this station and Fisher house dot org this is Chris island and if I had a chance to sit down and talk to the Fisher family I would thank them very much for doing what they did is they have a place for us veterans and their wives to come if they needed to be when I have to go into the hospital if that if I have to stay two or three days they make sure that my wife is welcome at his house in the the pretty sure pretty sure that they can though by the way that we are really blessed to have you thank you very much if I had a chance to speak to in people that started fish house I would say I know that they had to be that cared about what was going on and that means with the veterans families people come from all aspects of different places and knowing that they made this possible thank you thank you and god bless you it's just overwhelming we have something like this yeah I'm so grateful in case you're interested in the Fisher house go to Fisher house that or for more information because the family's love is good medicine and what can you do to keep the Fisher house foundation ever going to meet Lorraine was volunteered her time at the Fisher house in Tampa for the last three years hello I'm Lorraine rock I volunteer at the Tampa Bay Fisher house I came to the Fisher has two and a half years ago by meeting the woman who runs Apollo violence she and I live right downtown in Tampa she asked me to come up and have a look as to try to volunteer to some interesting things they were looking for people to help we had just mad tonight said that I'd been volunteering and various other places around so I came up here a walk through the door she showed me around and I've been here ever since it's more about the loving care of of the people that that are staying here you know we understand the trauma some things that they're they're dealing with in their daily life and we just try to make life more comfortable for them I work you're basically because my upbringing was my dad was in the navy but we weren't particularly military family but my background is I was a special education teacher and in England so naturally just fits into the caring and understanding aspect of what the Fisher foundation the Fisher house is about so I just believe in that that you thought you know it's not a job it's not even in even people that work here it's not a job it's about providing for the to the families here and that's just how I have chosen to live my life for people have a hard and who really care about.

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

06:34 min | 3 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"The Fisher house story in their own words with special thanks to all the military veterans and their families appearing on the show today as you hear this special broadcast there are eighty five Fisher houses across America and around the globe and you might just be wondering what is the Fisher house well here's army ranger sergeant first class Cory Remsburg and his family from Gilbert Arizona to tell Corey story that led him to Fisher houses in Landstuhl Germany Bethesda Maryland and Tampa Florida after final deployment in Afghanistan so this is great rooms were Cory's dead so Corey the Rangers have a high temple right deployments and Cory was on his tenth deployment with the first battalion Rangers and on that specific deployment they they were out looking for bad guys the work at night and when the they have an opportunity to to locate somebody they send the email and on this particular mission it was a high value targets they were looking for and they they went into the area unfortunately that individual that away but they did find bad guys and that took care of them and Cory was given an assignment that he had done many many times and that was to secure a land fill and the way the helicopters backs all the all the all the Rangers would go back to the base in route to that area that he was from secure there was a plan to IEDs and it exploded killed one of the Rangers instantly Cory was too is to his left and Corey took a fragments to his head other individuals were seriously injured and then when Cory was packaged in move throughout the whole triage process we through multiple hospitals and multiple Fisher houses from Rome to Germany to Bethesda Maryland to Tampa we as a family is a support system we say to each of these and in Cory was down here for over two years and and going through the re have go through the recovery process to find it I mean any grams for I'm Corey Simone and wind Corey first entered the service he was very bound and determined to become an army which is a high and it's very difficult for anyone to get through ranger school there's an eighty per cent washer so quarry because he was the young yeah was determined he was going to become that army ranger so he worked very hard he had to go through ranger school and he made it and so throughout his career he was he's always been the baby of the family Cory was our wild child Cory was the one if you told me couldn't do something it was something he was going to do by the tween that determination and the army training he V. C. the land well two is becoming what he is today and that is highly determined he is very optimistic he will continue fighting to gain back what ever he can and he will never give up and what was mom's first impression of being able to spend time with other military and veterans families in Fisher house the very first Fisher house was in launched on Germany at that point in time we were in total crisis because the army military just not transport families unless their loved one's life is in jeopardy so we went in to Germany on edge about what was happening he was in a coma they were doing brain surgeries on him and the Fisher house what it became to us we had never been an adventure house hadn't even heard about the Fisher house and when we were escorted to the house we were welcomed by the staff we people who were there and their own crisis situations and to us it was I haven very caring facility where we were just walked away from the hospital which meant we would actually take turns he was not left alone we had someone with him twenty four seven that's what the Fisher house afforded us that no other facilities Taylor F. for and how did it make Corey feel knowing that his parents were staying for no cost at a Fisher house just a short walk from where he was recuperating gave me a little mind no new new she's Craig Rosenberg in Cory's father so a Fisher house and it's a process that have integrated into a military installations and it is such a easy process and so you can you come in you're greeted with the individuals in charge and your son your room you're given a tool or you you understand roles responsibilities and then you will start managing your own life so I mean it's it's so stream lined that was sudden you're standing there and what's so good about that is that you that new year's the commune the other parents spouses loved ones and they're there to help you as well and what you find out is that you turn around now you have new people behind you so then you do the same for them so is that evolving process that keeps just something just turning in and and doesn't lose any of its luster it's it's always it's always a first class they always treat you with respect and it's just.

Fisher house
"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Coker games Dave James Coker of Fisher house come on Dave he's always there he's right there I considered morning Dave now where you sleep were you taking a nap I'm I'm getting a little bit of feedback getting a little bit of feedback because that's that's problematic I'm I'm sorry to hear that well listen what a night when I stop tell you what I just let you talk did you're the you're the president of the Fisher house foundation we weren't there your now retired army officer and why why should people donate to visualize it look you look around you think there's no war anymore what do we need Fisher house which is of course the people described as the Ronald McDonald house for our veterans and provides hosing Isabel let let I'll let you explain why people should donate well we know that life is going to happen when you get that phone call and you learn that a loved one has been wounded ill or injured you want to things you want the best medical care possible and you want to be there the military and the VA health systems are two of the best in the world they do a great job of providing world class health care having a place for families to stay is a little bit of a challenge and so for thirty years now we've been working to meet the needs of the program started when a and name Zachary Fisher said yeah I wanna be a blessing to those who serve and he built the of the first twenty houses by were making a personal contribution he wrote a check for those when he passed away in ninety nine the Fisher house foundation took over that responsibility and today we have eighty six houses this year we're on track to help thirty five thousand families and in one of those numbers are great what's important to remember is that every family has a story and we hope everything from those going to problem pregnancies to those injured and wounded in service and to those who are dealing with other challenges in life later because you you never know when that phone is going to rain and it's important remember also that while it it appears that the war or wars have ratcheted down we deals to do still have men and women in harm's way and and being wounded and being killed on a regular basis in combat in the war that never ends the and likely won't end anytime soon and this is just a great way to be an American and to contribute to a really great organization you know they what is at the combined federal campaign of federal employees allow you to contribute through the the CFC my in fact my best girl arrange yesterday just started with a new company compass real estates and they arrange for charitable contributions to be taken out of every paycheck and they're going to Fisher house you'll not be surprised to learn but this is a.

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"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"fisher house" Discussed on 790 KABC

"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 hope people's hands remembering 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 a hard above the house 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 a merry Walter in Washington DC your host for the Fisher house story in their own words so far we've heard from moms and dads lives in veterans themselves now we need to do of airforce veteran Chuck Shelton his story for Mallory Shelton of Navarre Florida in her own words 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 tracking track was in the Air Force he did twenty four years lived around the world and settled here in a car it was at the spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed so as you can imagine it was pretty traumatic we spent eleven days and then I see you in Montgomery Alabama and following that I see you state we moved to a private spinal.

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"fisher house" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

03:48 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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"fisher house" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"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.

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