With the Truett's home in Ridgeway two-and-a-half hours away from the hospital in Charleston, commuting wasn’t exactly an option for this Army family. Neither was paying for a hotel.
“We didn’t know what we were going to do because we have to be here for seven weeks,” said Alice Turner. “We called the Fisher House and they told us they had a place for us and meals were prepared for us.”
Military families are accustomed to hardship and change. They deal with situations that less than one percent of this nation has to due to their service to our country. One such family is the Young family: Perry, Samantha and their little girl, KinLee.
We are touched by Kyle’s story and his continued support of the Fisher House Foundation. Kyle’s family stayed at one of our house’s while Kyle was undergoing treatment. Kyle assisted in breaking ground at the Charleston Fisher House.
Staying in the Fisher House (Fort Hood, TX) while Sgt. Nesmith goes through physical therapy and rehabilitation for a spinal cord injury gives the family a sense of comfort and home that they wouldn't have staying in a hotel room.
When SSG Dale Beatty, US National Guard, Retired was injured and transported to Walter Reed Medical Hospital, part of his healing process was having his family near him during his rehabilitation.
Justin Crabbe sustained life threatening injuries while on patrol with his Marine Corp unit. When he arrived stateside, his mother father and sister lived at Fisher House to help not only his healing, but theirs.
Fisher House keeps its promise to all of America's Veterans. When Korean War Veteran SGT Joseph Krebs, USMC needed to be near his VA Hospital to get monthly blood transfusions, Fisher House was there.