I just learned of another great organization which is devoted to supporting those who are injured in service to our nation, as well as their families.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was established in 2000, to provide financial support for the dependents of United States military lost in performance of their duty. This was a continuation of an effort begun in 1982 by the late Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher. The Fisher’s were founders of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, as well as the Fisher House Foundation.
Through 2005, the Fund has provided close to $20 million to families of United States military personnel who died while serving, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Fund has provided unrestricted grants of $11,000 to each spouse and $5,000 to each dependent child.
This organization, with the help of over 600,000 Americans, has raised the money to build The Center for the Intrepid, which is a $55 million world-class, state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The Center serves military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duty.
The Fund is also constructing the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Betheseda, Maryland, which is adjacent to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
The Center is designed to provide the most advanced services for diagnostics, initial treatment plan and family education, support for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), as well as Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and other complex psychological health issues.
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