Luke's Wing's celebrates Father's Day
Reuniting wounded warriors with family
- Duration 4:28
- Date Jun 17, 2012
Reuniting wounded warriors with family
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He's had -- others stay is also about spending time with his family.
But president -- of wounded warriors who are on hospital that can often be very difficult to do that is where an amazing group called Luke swings.
Steps in and helps to reunite families so they can be together.
Joining us now -- -- founder Fletcher -- and also a seemly that they've been able to help Lance corporal Jonathan -- and his father John it then.
A great to see you gentlemen -- -- a New York as well.
Good afternoon remember.
I outlook gonna start with you we feature -- -- before any it is such an amazing thing in our viewers have responded very well to what you're trying to do because we all care about military families being able to be together.
How much more important is it on holidays like this and Father's Day or Christmas and other important days.
Well thank you so much for having us on and I wanna say thanks here viewership on and -- they know this but last November when we were on with you.
We walked out of the studio and in about three days raised about 60000 dollars which we use to reunite wounded warriors and their -- on Christmas morning.
Which was just a wonderful thing for us.
You know the service members are injured in battle and come back and they spend three maybe four.
Years in the hospitals recovering.
And what people don't really realize is that it's not just you know a quick trip to the hospital it really is thirty or forty surgeries over several years.
Which has an incredible economic impact on the family unit which is trying to be there by their bedside the whole time.
We'll spend thousands and thousands of dollars and perhaps even go.
Very close to bankrupt.
To be there and to be the non medical attendants.
And for the service members it's incredibly difficult to you know the wake up after -- he -- last.
Maybe a month after the incident and they'll have lost thirty or forty or fifty pounds and a look at -- new situation and all looked down and see that they don't have any legs and not even know where they are and so.
For those first moments and certainly throughout long and difficult recovery family -- incredibly important that we all know that so.
On those really important days like Christmas morning or Father's Day or.
On an anniversary you know with your fiance are on your -- second birthday you know it's what's more important than being together so.
Today for example we just love to to know that we have our wounded warriors and their families together and to be a part of that.
And we're gonna type this in ways that -- it's corporal -- first of all.
Thank you so much for your service you were injured in the blast last November you've got your dad there with you tell us what it means for you.
-- to be able to have your feeling have your father with you for your recovery process.
Yes ma'am well.
First of all I was.
Does that -- dramatic waking up and you know first things I your mouth was what happened.
And also you look left look right and -- -- little see my father and it was really really.
There's an emotional moment.
To be honest.
But the fact that he was able to be there was.
-- leaps and bounds I didn't feel alone I didn't feel like I was having to take care this on -- situation myself you know my dad was there.
And -- swings data and get there you know they actually helped him with that step.
Took out that process and everything like that not -- there's so that we could spend.
You know the holidays together and Thanksgiving Christmas.
Bomb all those holidays during that.
That time was spent together because of them and it helped with the healing process a lot of actually.
Doing a lot better and we can both slow motion land spiritually and physically.
We're very glad to hear that we -- it's a long recovery process mr.
-- and what about you what does it -- to be able to be there for your son.
Well I just want to thank you for -- beer together today in.
Sure what so many fathers want to rejoice amendment factor for some alarm from.
There's a number of Marines out there who have lost their lessons -- here -- -- general Kelley.
-- corral and can she and I want to you know say a deep -- Heartfelt I'm I'm sorry your -- not here and I'm very grateful -- news and I'm so excited that you know groups like blue -- -- and some other really wonderful organizations come together to help us through just.
A life altering time.
I think it's corporal Carnes mr.
Carnes and let -- -- -- -- we thank you all for sharing your story in a very very happy -- -- here.