Sunday, November 11, 2012

We Are So Thankful...

In honor of Veterans Day and in this month when we here in the United States are reminded to be thankful, I'd like to highlight an organization that turns our words of gratitude into a concrete gesture of appreciation and respect: The Fisher House Foundation.

UnitedHealthcare's WellnessAd program funding supports the Fisher House "Sponsor A Family" program at the Naval Medical Center Fisher Houses in San Diego, California and at Joint Base Lewis McChord Fisher House in Seattle, Washington.

The Fisher House ensures that military personal injured during their service to our country have the one thing that medical care cannot guarantee: the presence and support of loved ones. When a service member is hospitalized or in long term care, it is not always within range of their home town and family members. Fisher House provides a place for family to stay, so they can be close by to give love and encouragement to these heroes who have sacrificed their health for our safety and continued prosperity. With locations at every major medical facility, the "Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury."

You can donate to and read more about The Fisher House Foundation on their website:

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Thank you and Happy Veterans Day to the great men and women who have served for our rights and our freedoms!