Holiday Blessing

Join us as we look to have the sky covered in snowflakes of services! Our families come to us with a particular set of challenges. However, at this time of year, we recognize that it will not be long before the holidays will be upon them and many of their minds will race with ways to brighten the lives of their children and not disappoint the hearts of innocence and the eyes of youth. With that said, we are beginning our Holiday Blessings campaign and are asking you, our partners and friends, to consider making a donation that will not
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A Simple Wish

We recently had the honor of working with a family of five; an Army veteran, his (also Army veteran) spouse and caregiver, and their 3 minor children. The caregiver originally reached out to us for assistance finding activities for her three young children. She felt that they have had to sacrifice so much because of her and her husband’s service to our country. She was concerned that her kids are not spending time around kids their age because they spend so much time at the VA during their dad’s medical appointments. She wanted them to be able to participate in
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Regaining Independence

The Quality of Life Foundation had the honor to work with a combat wounded veteran, his spouse/caregiver and their two-year old son. In 2007, during a deployment to Iraq, combat exposure and a bomb explosion left the veteran with a catastrophic wound to his left arm as well as PTSD. The family had heard about us from another family who was already enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program. A recent storm had caused severe damage to their home and property. While insurance would cover most of the cost, a large deductible stood in the way of getting the
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Working to Rebuild

We met the family of a Marine through a caregiver who was already enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program. The family (including 4 children under the age of 11) was facing a dire financial situation. The veteran, like many others, had left active duty service without realizing the toll his combat experiences had taken. As such, he had not enrolled with the VA Health Administration, nor been evaluated for any service-connected issues. Eight years later, he experienced a total breakdown at work and wound up at the local VA Medical Center. He entered into an extensive treatment program
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A Growing Family

It was a hot summer day when we met an Army Reservist and his wife at their small apartment near the Richmond VA Medical Center (VAMC). They had relocated from New York to allow the soldier to receive care at the VAMC’s highly acclaimed Spinal Cord Injury Unit. He had been shot in the back of the neck while serving in Iraq and is paralyzed from the chest down. His wife, who was pregnant with their first child, has been by his side the whole time. Their news was great this day. They had just learned that the accessible home
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