Story by guest blogger Amanda Gilliam. On August 13, 2014 my husband became a statistic. He was one of the 22 a day who lost his fight with the invisible wounds of war. Rapidly shuffled out of the home we shared on base, I looked back to see eerie caution tape surrounding this once vibrant house. After being rushed to the hospital with his commanding officer and fellow soldiers, we waited and prayed. Unfortunately, it was time to say good-bye. His family was on their way from Tennessee and were about 2 hours out. My life had stopped but the world blurred around me. I had the outfit I wore (pajamas), no toiletries, no medications, not even my ID card. Army protocol and regulation stated I couldn’t enter my home until the investigation was complete. I didn’t have anywhere to go and just the shirt on my back. On top of loosing my husband, my life, I couldn’t even go home nor did I ever want to face that house. The Fisher House took me and my family in without hesitation. The moment I entered I felt welcomed and safe. It’s not made like a hotel to be simple […]
April 12, 2012 — SSG Travis Mills lost both arms and legs in an IED blast in Afganistan. His wife Kelsey and daughter Chloe remained his primary motivation in becoming one of five people to ever survive a quadruple amputation. They healed together at Fisher House, DC. Every dollar donated to GCFH will give Cleveland Vets and their families a home to heal while receiving care from Stokes VA Hospital. $2.8 M Raised // $3M Goal — Only $200k to go!
The Greater Cleveland Fisher House Honor Roll (as of November 27, 2014) The Greater Cleveland Fisher House would like to thank the approximately 500 individual donors, as well as the following business, organizations, foundations and community groups who have stepped up to help us “put a face on it… and families in it.”: Businesses/Civic Clubs/Community Organizations Cleveland Centers for Health ShurTech Brands Ford Avon Assembly Plant & UAW 2000 Dealer Tire, LLC WKYC TV3 Clear Channel Communications TKO Marketing DD 214 Chronicle Burning River Lacrosse US Bank Bank of America The Cleveland Indians The Cleveland Browns Alumni Assoc. The Strongsville Browns Backers Bob Evans Restaurants Texas Roadhouse - Canton Olympic Steel Harry Buffalo – Painesville Medina Sunrise Rotary Cuyahoga Valley Republicans Support Our Troops O’Reilly Auto Parts – Canton Albert Group Investments LLC Papa Nick’s Food Truck LLC Club Garage Select Fire L.C.E. Federal Credit Union The Brew Kettle SIFCO Industries Hennig, Szeman & Klammer, Co., LPA R.L. Wurz Company Euclid Spring DeChant Art Consulting, LLC Mr. Chicken – FRC Enterprises, Inc. Lukjan Industries Securro Family Insurance, Inc./Tara Securro Agency Organizational Architecture Brown Aveda Institute – Painesville Finely Tuned Fabrications Catavalos Funeral Home Golubski Funeral Home Shared Time HR Management Piranha [...]
Fisher Houses make a difference in the lives of military and veterans’ families each and every day. When you donate to the Greater Cleveland Fisher House, you show these heroes who volunteer to stand in harm’s way that we honor and appreciate their sacrifice, and that we will always take care of them and their loved ones. Thank you to all who have given to The Greater Cleveland Fisher House this year. There’s still time to show your support during the Holidays. Make your donation today. http://greaterclevelandfisherhouse.org/donate