The inspiration for us to begin this organization began on May 12, 2012 when we received a phone call from our daughter telling us our Son-in-Law, an Army Sergeant, who had recently deployed for his second deployment to Afghanistan, was severely injured in a IED blast.
Our Son-in-Law is our Wounded Hero. He was deployed to Afghanistan on April 16, 2012. He encountered an IED while on patrol May 12, 2012, which resulted in the loss of his right leg, injuries to his left leg and damage to his hearing. He spent 18 months at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During that time we had the honor of meeting many Wounded Heroes that were at the Medical Center and at the out-patient wounded soldier housing facility (Building 62).
What we experienced were young men and women injured from war and we wanted to find a way to give back to these great soldiers.
When a soldier is wounded, he is sent to a military hospital for care, recovery and physical therapy. As they move from in-patient to out-patient care and then to civilian life, there are everyday items they need to move forward with their lives.
With the charitable donations received we will be helping Wounded Heroes and their families purchase the items they need. Wounded Heroes -The Price of Freedom will also assist in whatever matters are needed to help these heroes get through their transitional recovery period.
Thank you to all who have served:
Army – Marines – Navy – Air Force – Coast Guard – National Guard