Every day Freedom Alliance works to meet the changing needs of America’s military personnel and their families. Many of our efforts, such as our morale-building Troop Appreciation Dinners and other event sponsorships are designed for large groups of service members and their families. These events help wounded warriors in their healing process and provide much-needed respite from hospitals and rehabilitation centers for many troops at one time.
Another large part of our work, however, is directed toward the needs of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Many of these are simple requests, which are a big help to the individual.
Allow me to share a few examples of how Freedom Alliance recently helped two of America’s heroic War Fighters. Over the course of the year, we will help hundreds of military personnel and their families in similar situations, and we thank you because it is your support which makes it possible.
Airline Tickets for Family Members of Military Personnel
Freedom Alliance routinely provides airline tickets for relatives of wounded service members who are recuperating at military hospitals across the United States.
Recently, a soldier receiving treatment for his injuries at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, was facing a very difficult situation. He was told that his wife needed to undergo more than 20 hours of surgery for cancer. However, he needed to undergo surgery at the same time to treat injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. This young couple also has a four year old son, and there was nobody in the area with them to care for their home and child during their surgery and recovery.
When Freedom Alliance became aware of the need, we purchased an airline ticket for the Soldier’s mother to travel to San Antonio to be with her son and his family. We ask you to keep them, and their son, in your prayers.
Laptop for Warrior Going Back to College
Wounded Soldiers are often encouraged by their Commanders to enroll in college or trade school classes once they become out-patients and are able to leave the hospital grounds.
A soldier from Fort Carson who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury decided that she wanted to go to college, but her injuries caused her to have tremors which made it very difficult for her to take notes during class.
Freedom Alliance purchased a laptop with Microsoft Office for the soldier so she could take notes in class and continue to work toward her degree while she recovers from her injuries.
Freedom Alliance works with military case workers and service members directly to ensure that urgent needs are met. It is through your generous support that we are able to help our brave heroes and their families. Thank you.