Click on the link above to see Kathy Simmermons
Wounded Hero's Foundation page
WHF helps meet the needs of these wounded heroes and their families during the difficult recovery time by offering physical, emotional and financial support. It is our mission to pay tribute to our wounded heroes’ service by enhancing their recovery wherever possible.
We strive to insure their American Dream as they have ensured ours.
Brad Ivanchan In support of Bradley IvanchanShow your support by purchasing a Tribe Tag.
The following is Bradley Ivanchan's story: Bradly Dylan Ivanchan is a 23 year old Marine from Glendale, Arizona. He was wounded in Afghanistan on June 13th. He suffered injuries to his legs that resulted in amputations of both lower legs. One above the knee and one below
the knee. He also suffered other injuries over the left side of his body,
although none are as serious as his legs. Since Brad is not back in the US
yet this is all that we have been told on his condition. He has spoken to his
wife, Sarah, and seems to be in good spirits and is handling the situation in
typical Bradley fashion. He seems to be more concerned about everyone back home
and how we are doing than for himself. He has a long road to recovery, but he
has the love of his family and his many friends to help him through. We will
try to update everyone on his status and condition as often as possible through
this site and on his Facebook. Thank you so much for your love and support for
Brad, Sarah, and our family through this difficult time. Human Tribe Project is a free website that allows friends and family to unite, raise funds and show support for a loved one during a health crisis. At humantribeproject.com<http://humantribeproject.com>, you can create a Tribe Page, purchase Tribe Tags and financially and emotionally support your loved one. Please visit our Tribe Page at
http://humantribeproject.com/tribes/brad-ivanchan?invitation=MuaT6V4GtjdqK80 to purchase Tribe Tags and begin showing your support today. Thanks, Kathy Simmermon
OUR FALLEN, OUR WOUNDED, OUR TROOPS
SUPPORTING THE HEART OF AMERICA
What We're Doing For The Troops
|How we carry out our Mission|
When WHF was conceived we had 2,000 wounded. We now have over 20,000 Wounded and Injury Deployed Heroes. Evacuated straight out of the field and separated from their unit, they loose their support base and even their possessions. The WHF provides immediate financial assistance to our Heroes and their families. Planes tickets, hotel rooms and other basic needs make certain they have their families with them during their long road to recovery. WHF has provided over 4,000 Survival Care Packages to Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Centers in Bethesda and San Diego and to the US medical units in Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany. We have met with over 1,000 Wounded Heroes and their families. With your help, we will continue sending Survival Care Packages, assisting with inpatient and outpatient care needs at all US Military Medical Facilities, both domestic and abroad and continue to provide life lines to these young men and women who are truly The Heart of America.
|Saying Thank You|
"R&R" plays an important role in getting the lives of the Heroes back to normal and provides a break from the hospital routine. We demonstrate that their fellow Americans care and support them in their recuperation both physically and emotionally. In June and November of 2005 we brought fifty seriously wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan to Chicago for a week of fun. A Bull's game, White Sox Game, fishing, golfing, motorcycle runs, lunches at a Chicago Fire House, Second City, Spa treatments and an Awards Dinner honoring ""Our Fallen, Our Wounded and Our Troops"" marked a week celebrating and honoring their service. The WHF has also organized meet and greets with celebrities such as Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Gary Sinise, Dan Worley, Charlie Daniels and Neil McCoy for our Heroes. We've brought Wounded Heroes to Washington D.C. to share their story with leadership and tour the West Wing. We take great pride in having helped launch the Nashville song writing and singing career of a Wounded Marine. Whatever we can do to remind these men and women that we care and we're here for them, we will try to accomplish.
Where we are headed
Ensuring the American Dream for our Heroes is moving to an even greater level of involvement. WHF continues purchasing plane tickets for their Heroes and family members so that they can be together in time of need. We are assisting in the purchase of vehicles with specific accommodations to assist our injured veterans. We have delivered over 1,000 care and welcome home packages this calendar year alone. WHF members have visited the wards of Walter Reed Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. These members have done this their own expense and raised additional support for our Wounded Heroes and their families.
|We are not alone|
WHF works with other foundations that have provided over $150,000 in grants to our Wounded Heroes, as well as helping secure three parcels of land for the construction of homes for three severely Wounded Heroes in Illinois in 2007. We expect to break ground this spring and we are currently working on the house plans by gathering vendor support and completing the funding for these homes. We continue to gather support from additional organizations which will allow us to continue our work.
What you can do
Come to an event, donate whatever you feel compelled to donate, be it time or money, even simply shake the hand of a Hero and tell them "Thank You." Whatever you do, please join the WHF in this fight to secure the American Dream for our Wounded Heroes.
Wounded Heroes Foundation, Inc. Donations by Credit CardThank you for your interest in assisting our Wounded Heroes. At this time, the greatest need we have is for financial support, so that we may continue to issue grants and provide necessary relief to our Wounded Veterans.
If you would like to donate your time, make a donation in-kind or would like to host a fundraising event, please visit the "Contact Us" page. Please use the form under that link to fill in your information and your comments and one of our volunteers will be in contact with you.
If you would like to make a donation, feel free to utilize our online donation system, or if you would prefer to mail a check, it can be sent to: The Wounded Heroes Foundation 161 N. Clark Street Suite 4200 Chicago, IL. 60601
The WHF greatly appreciates any help you can give. From all of us at the Wounded Heroes Foundation, thank you.
Click on this link to go to the contact page http://www.woundedheroesfund.net/contact/