Several months ago a gentleman in my retirement community asked if I would not mind driving him, in his car, to the local veterans hospital. After doing this for three months and not seeing him improve, and seeing only limited treatment, it was decided he needed to go to a local doctor. Within a short span that clinician had diagnosed pneumonia, which the man had had for all that time.
Further tests showed he was suffering from congested heart failure with his heart beating less than 30 times a second. His pneumonia was successfully treated and he was given a pacemaker last week to solve the heart problem. Prior to the procedure for the pacemaker he began to have trouble walking. As the issue with his legs was seen as not related to the heart condition he was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital to receive treatment for that problem. He will be in that hospital for the next few weeks.
This experience of helping my friend opened my eyes to the plight of a significant number of men and women, veterans who have volunteered to make the ultimate sacrifice in defending the freedoms we enjoy in these United States. Through this man I came to learn there is a significant number of veterans at the end of their days in this life with no family, no one to mourn their passing, no one to place flowers on their graves to remember them when they are no longer with us.
We are now in the process of purchasing our first property. A property which will be their home. We will be their family. With this property these men and women will have a home where they might pass from this life to the next in a loving home environment.
With your donation to our apostolate will not only help us to meet the needs of veterans such my friend, it will also be a way for you to say "Thank you!" for the sacrifice they made on your behalf.
In turn, I thank you from the depths of my heart for your generosity. All monies donated go directly to those for whom we care. We take our vow of poverty very seriously. This allow for 100% of donated monies to go to those who need it.