Journals


Journal Entry - 7.9.19

Jacqueline from Hinesville, Georgia wrote about her experience at Fisher House Charleston in the room Journal. She has agreed to share her remarks. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. We are glad you found a home here when you needed it!

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Journal Entry - 6.19.19

Friends of Fisher House Charleston visited Hinesville, GA to meet with the local community and share information on Fisher House Charleston.  Great to meet with the Army Heroes of Hinesville, GA!

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Journal Entry -5.15.19

Since we opened in January of 2018, we have had over 1040 guests stay at the house! Fisher House Charleston runs at 85% occupancy. We NEVER turn anyone away! If the House is full, Friends of Fisher House pays for hotel rooms. We don’t want ANYONE staying in their cars, or the hospital room! At the end of a long stressful day, it’s important to have somewhere safe and comforting to unwind and recharge.

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Journal Entry -3.29.19

It was her birthday! But instead of celebrating, she came to Charleston with her Military Veteran husband who needed surgery. Despite the stressful situation, she was able to find comfort at the Fisher House. Recovery is much easier with loved-ones nearby!

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Journal Entry -3.12.19

Today we had a Vietnam War Veteran check into the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. His daughter and granddaughter accompanied him. After all the hectic stress of the day, this is the room they checked into. They told us their anxiety abated as soon as they walked into the door of the Fisher House. They have a lot going on this week: but taking care of themselves isn’t one of them! Having family nearby will shorten his recovery time and improve his future prognosis. Thank you to all the supporters who make it possible for us to take care of these unsung heroes.

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Journal Entry -3.1.19

It’s always rewarding to get feedback. This type of Journal Entry makes the entire staff PROUD TO SERVE!

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Journal Entry -2.11.19

We keep a whiteboard in the Fisher House so guests can make comments and share thoughts. This lovely thought on giving “broken lives a place to come and rest” really touched our hearts! That’s exactly what we are trying to do! Provide a little solace and comfort in an otherwise stressful day.

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Journal Entry - 1.20.19

At Fisher House Charleston, family members can concentrate on the needs of their Veteran receiving medical treatment. When they get back to Fisher House, they find fresh cooked meals awaiting them. Thank you to all the volunteers who sign up to provide meals!

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Journal Entry - 1.9.19

When families stay at Fisher House Charleston, they are encouraged to leave comments in the Journals located in each room. Here’s a snapshot to give you an idea of how much Fisher House means to them!

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Outreach Committee


Fisher House Charleston has created an Outreach Committee to help spread the word! Thank you to General (USAF RET) Judy Fedder, Colonel (USA RET) Anne Bauer and Ms. Lisa Weiss for stepping up! Our goal: To educate more Veterans and their caregivers on the available resources at Fisher House Charleston.

Success Stories


The Charleston RiverDogs and Hope Week

Hope Week and the RiverDogs

The Charleston RiverDogs visit the Fisher House Charleston and welcome the House's past residents and current residents. The Riverdog players were on hand to serve a meal for all residents.

The Truett Family

The Truett Family

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.

The Turner Family

The Turner Family

“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.”


The Young Family

The Young Family

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.

Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

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.

The Nesmith Family

The Nesmith Family

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.


The Beatty Family

The Beatty Family

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

The Crabbe Family

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.

Joseph Krebs

Joseph Krebs

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.


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