After Daniel Patrick was severely injured by a grenade explosion during a tour of combat in Iraq with the U.S. Marines in 2006, his father was eventually able to be by his side as he recovered, thanks to a Fisher House located near Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
Fisher Houses provide free lodging around the country for relatives of military veterans undergoing hospital treatment. And for Patrick, the service allowed him the comfort of family after difficult stays at medical facilities in Fallujah, Baghdad and Germany.
More than a decade later, Patrick finds himself in a position he never could have predicted, serving as director of Fisher House Michigan,which is raising funds to build its first house in Michigan.
Click the link below to read Daniel Patrick’s story, and how he is working toward getting the first Fisher House to be built in Michigan.