Your gift will help fulfill final Dreams for terminally-ill veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and every conflict in between; those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty, in the Reserve or National Guard.
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U.S. Marine Sergeant Carl was a jet mechanic, serving in many units, including VMFA 531. He served in Guantanamo Bay, Cherry Point, North Carolina, Japan and Vietnam.
Now 78 years old, he lives alone with his little dog, Marley, following the death of his wife. Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, chronic respiratory failure, and congestive heart failure, Carl’s condition often causes his legs to swell. He has nowhere comfortable to sit. He writes, “Currently, I sit at my kitchen table in a hard wooden chair all day long.”
Carl dreams of having a lift chair so that he can sit comfortably and raise his legs to help with the swelling when he needs to, and where he can watch TV and nap with Marley on his lap.
But lift chairs are expensive. A good lift chair, the kind that Carl needs, can cost around $750, and that’s much more than he can afford. But with your support and the support of others like you whose gifts add up, we can fulfill Dreams like Carl’s.
For a terminally-ill veteran like Carl, your support means everything.
Dreams cover essential needs, bring families and loved ones together at the end and help veterans visit military memorials and attend pinning ceremonies.
can help provide a trip that gives respite to a terminally-ill veteran and their family.
helps keep a veteran comfortable with a lift chair or an adjustable bed.
is the average cost of a veteran’s Dream.
Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans, those currently on active duty, in the reserve or National Guard diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less. Please visit the Dreams for Veterans application page to learn more.
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