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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.

Why this wounded Marine went 10 days without eating, every month

Emergency Easter Meals
            Project

Plants and flowers are coming back to life. Soon Easter will be here, and hope and renewal will be all around us.Emergency Easter Meals Project

Today is also the perfect day to help our wounded heroes spring into their new lives, and that's why we're launching our Emergency Easter Meals Project. You've been a faithful friend, Warren, and I hope you'll help again right now with a special Easter donation.

As I write this message the Coalition is scrambling to help wounded warriors like retired Marine Andrew Smith, who are struggling to rebuild their lives but lack basic things like food.

"I already don't eat the last 10 days of the month because I can't afford to," Andrew told us recently.

Sadly, there are many more burned, blinded or brain-damaged heroes like Andrew who need meals right now. So please make a donation right now to the Emergency Easter Meals Project, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.

A tax-deductible Easter gift of $60 can help provide the money to put an Easter ham or turkey with all the trimmings on the table for the family of a severely wounded serviceman or woman.

Emergency Easter Meals Project


Andrew has a 4-year-old boy, Laren.

At the Coalition's Road to Recovery Conference in December, Andrew told us he was skipping meals so his little boy could eat.

Life has been sheer hell for Andrew since he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the war on terror.

During combat Andrew was shot at and thrown from his vehicle. Knocked unconscious, he woke up in an oil well fire.

Then when Andrew returned to the states he was facing a second battle – a battle for financial survival.

The bank foreclosed on his Colorado home because he couldn't pay the mortgage.

He was also left with an astronomical electric bill that destroyed his credit.

This disabled Marine finally managed to buy a ramshackle home in Cripple Creek, Colorado. But the windows are so bad he gets socked with a gigantic heating bill, and he still can't get the temperature above 55 degrees in the winter.

Andrew tried to hold down a job at an oil company but got let go.

Because of his emotional difficulties and PTSD, his wife left him.

His parents won't talk to him.

His three brothers won't talk to him.

Thankfully he still has his little boy.

Andrew does his best to care for Laren, but his government disability check only goes so far.

"My 4-year-old son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy a few months ago, so we're spending almost $1,500 a month just in gasoline back and forth to get to the doctors, and that's without the house payment and the heating bill," Andrew said.

"Over the last 2 years I've lost 90 pounds, and over the last 2 months I've lost 22 pounds. I know I need to stop losing weight, but I just can't do it. . . . I just can't put it together for the last 10 days of the month."

Now you know why Andrew was skipping meals for the last 10 days of every month.

So please give what you can, Warren.

Emergency Easter Meals Project


Thankfully, Andrew received emergency financial aid from the Coalition. But because of the ongoing impact of his TBI and PTSD, he may need help again very soon, and many other disabled troops and veterans need help right now.

My name is Major General John K. Singlaub, U.S. Army (Ret). I am working with the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to provide emergency financial aid for severely disabled troops like Andrew.

I'd like to tell you Andrew's story is unusual, but it's not.


In the last couple months we've heard from dozens of wounded warriors who desperately need food . . . or have been evicted from their homes . . . or are shivering in the cold because their utilities have been disconnected.

With Easter fast approaching, I'm reaching out to faithful Coalition friends like you to ask, "Will you consider helping again, right now"?

Your kindness can help provide the money to put an Easter ham or turkey with all the trimmings on the table for the family of a severely wounded serviceman or woman.

Every additional disabled hero we're able to help will have you to thank.

Sincerely,

Major General
            John K. Singlaub
Major General John K. Singlaub
U.S. Army (Ret.)

P.S. Spring is the perfect time to help a severely disabled hero struggling to rebuild his life. You've been a faithful supporter, so can I count on you to make a special Easter donation to help provide Easter meals for a wounded warrior?

Your Easter donation will be a godsend to someone like retired Marine Andrew Smith, who told the Coalition, "I already don't eat the last 10 days of the month because I can't afford to."

As I mentioned, your tax-deductible Easter gift of $60 can help provide money for Easter meals for a military hero severely disabled in the war on terror. It's all part of the Emergency Easter Meals Project, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.

Thanks so much for your past support!

Emergency Easter Meals Project

Emergency Easter Meals Project

 

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