Not all battles are fought in a war zone. After sacrificing and serving our country, our nation’s military, veterans and first responders still face many challenges. Nearly 1 of every 4 active duty military members shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or other mental health conditions. Whether their injuries are physical, mental or both, our nation’s heroes and the families who care for them need a tremendous amount of support. The Hero’s Health Fund is designed to support military, veterans and first responders – because none of our heroes or their families should ever have to fight alone.
Dale is a Hero
Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dale Beatty remembers the day his life changed forever. On November 15, 2004, Dale was injured when an IED explosion flipped his Humvee, causing him to lose both legs. “It’s amazing how clear everything becomes when you think your next breath could be your last,” Dale says.
Thanks to Fisher House Foundation, Dale’s wife and children were able to stay by his side throughout the recovery and rehabilitation process and received the emotional support they all needed to heal. “Without Fisher House, I don’t know what my prognosis would have been, or where I would be now not having my family next to me.”
Today, Dale plays in a band, golfs and works to help other veterans. “I remain forever grateful,” he says.
The Hero’s Health Fund is powered by Community Health Charities to support:
Fisher House Foundation, March of Dimes, NAMI, National Hospice & Palliative Care, Operation Restored Warrior, Pet Partners and Snowball Express
Your support provides:
- Critical programs, including mental health, that focus on hope and healing
- Support for families of active duty military members and first responders, particularly during pregnancy and when a new baby arrives and serving the children of fallen military heroes
- Employment and job training programs
- Compassionate end-of-life care for veterans in their final days
- And more