Task Boards, Google Calendars, and Working Through It

Where are you located? Currently Saint Petersburg, Florida but headed to Portland, Maine Where did your veteran receive the majority of their medical treatment? Togus VA, Augusta Maine and Bay Pines VA Saint Petersburg, Fl Which branch of service is your family affiliated with? My husband was a sergeant in the Army and I am an officer in the Air Force reserves Please share how you came to be a caregiver My husband was injured in Iraq in 2004, he sustained a TBI with epilepsy while patrolling with his unit. His convoy was hit with a grenade and IED.  I
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Super FSC Kali Gaskill

Kali Gaskill, Quality of Life Foundation Family Support Coordinator, is our April Super FSC! She has been working recently with a mom-caregiver who has had to cut back on her hours at work in response to her son’s increased needs. Kali is providing VA advocacy to ensure the family receives the correct federal support, and in the meantime is connecting them to needed resources including the Disabled Patriot Fund, their local Home Depot, USA Cares, and Feed our Vets. From this mom-caregiver: Kali is so amazing. She is prompt and efficient. She never once made me feel uncomfortable about asking
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Stylist for our Heroes

    A few thoughts from Stylist, Lindsey O’Connell about her work for Quality of Life Foundation families.   “I’m a social worker too”, I said proudly. “Oh yeah, what do you do?” Pause. “Oh my gosh, nothing!” Now let me start by saying I am privileged and proud of being able to stay home with my children. I fully subscribe the “they’re only young once” mentality. The military initially made the decision for me, but I came to really appreciate seeing my babies every day and doing the mommy thing. But when I answered this question, (to whom I cannot
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Happy Birthday, Chris Kyle

You may be familiar with the story of Chris Kyle, from either the book “American Sniper,” or its recent movie adaptation.  If so, you were probably inspired by his drive, passion, and loyalty to country and family.  You were likely also impressed by his skills, gifts, and talents that kept many American service members safe and allowed them to return home to their families.  You might have even noticed the grace, strength, and resilience of his wife, Taya. Continuing to exhibit that same exemplary grace, strength, and resilience on what can only be a deeply emotional day, Taya, through the Chris
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