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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Disabled troops thank YOU for your "life-changing" generosity

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Dear Friend,

Thanks to your generosity, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes hosted nearly 100 severely disabled troops and their families at our 7th Road to Recovery Conference in Orlando, Florida in December.
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Over 350 people attended the all-expenses-paid, four-day conference, which included a career fair, educational panels on issues like PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and caregiver needs, motivational speakers and much more.

And it's the heartfelt thank you letters pouring in from severely disabled troops and their families that make it clear just how important the work you and the Coalition did together is.

I wanted to share with you this thank you note I received from Jenny Wright, who attended the conference with her husband Nicholas and their two children. Nicholas, a retired Army specialist, was injured in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded beside his Humvee. Shrapnel entered his eye, and remains lodged in his throat and neck. It also blew off his right elbow, severing an artery and leaving his arm with nerve damage.

Jenny, who married Nicholas after his service and injury, told us:

"As much as I try to understand what he is going through, I will never be able to fully know how hard it has been for him. This conference helped me see parts of his world I had never been able to relate to or understand. Seeing all those families and hearing everyone's stories made me stop and re-evaluate my life and my relationship with my husband.

"What you do for our wounded veterans is amazing!" she continued, "After these soldiers get home, a large majority just get forgotten, left to fend for themselves in this crazy world. But, it is nice to be reminded that there are people like you that care about these men and their families."


As you can see, your generosity is changing lives and helping our wounded heroes on the road to recovery! Keep up the good work, and please keep our severely disabled troops and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Major General John K.
            Singlaub
David W. Walker, President and CEO
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

P.S. Jenny isn't the only one who's grateful for your generosity. Many other troops severely disabled in the war on terror expressed their gratitude for making the Road to Recovery Conference possible:

"Thanks for making us feel at home. We have never felt so welcomed."

 

National Guard veteran Cecil Tuggle, who suffers from a lower back injury and nerve damage to his arms and legs.

"No words can express how deeply I have been affected by the great works of Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. I love you all so much."

 

Army veteran Natasha Espinoza, who served in Iraq and suffers from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD following an IED blast.


Friend, your generous giving makes it possible for us to improve the lives of our wounded heroes through events like the Road to Recovery Conference. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your faithful support for our severely disabled troops and their families!

Please consider giving again right now so we can provide emergency aid to more wounded heroes.

help a wounded hero who is one
            paycheck away from homelessness

help a wounded hero who is one
            paycheck away from homelessness

The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is a registered 501(c)3 organization. As such, donations made to CSAH are tax-deductible.

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