Stories

New Maternity Clothes

A young family which includes the veteran Marine, his wife/caregiver, and 2 young daughters are now in the midst of expecting a baby brother or sister! The family is very excited at the prospect of this new family member; however, financial circumstances which were not the fault of the family have prevented the new mom …

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Thankful

There are many organizations out there that help veterans, but not nearly as many that help those caring for our veterans.

10 Year Anniversary

      “Not Just For A Moment, But For A Lifetime” “When it Rains, It Does Not Always Have to Pour” “Doing It Alone, With A Little Help”   All of these are stories of real life caregivers that the Quality of Life Foundation, through the Wounded Veteran Family Care Program, has been able …

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For A Lifetime

Impact for the Long-Term   At the Quality of Life Foundation, we provide support and services to help caregivers, veterans, and their family members improve their quality of life; this is the essence of our service model.  While improving the quality of life for our clients in their community, we strive to let them know …

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Doing It Alone, With a Little Help

      Our military caregivers and their families are independent.  After enduring multiple deployments, military families are accustomed to getting things done on their own. They have mastered the art of navigating difficult situations, and there are few challenges that they are not able to overcome. For many, our caregivers are facing their challenges …

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Home Sweet Home

From the Caregiver: “I cannot use enough words to tell you how thankful (we) are for your help with our lawn/flower bed project. We would never have been able to do this on our own. It brings me so much joy to look out my front door now. I keep opening the front door to …

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When It Rains

  It Does Not Always Have To Pour Our caregivers are often beset with challenges, many out of their control, some acts of God. What do caregivers do when challenges are out of their control and it seems there is no way out? They call on Quality of Life to find their rainbows. This caregiver’s …

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A Much-Needed Break

      When tragedy strikes, our caregivers find themselves thrust into unexpected and unknown situations. These situations may be short-term but could become a new way of life. One thing is for certain, the new circumstances create stressors that are incredibly difficult to handle. The stressors can be so tremendous that at times the …

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QoLF Advocates for Caregivers

If our FSC had not advocated for this caregiver, she might still be trying to reach someone to accomplish the home modifications her wounded veteran needed.   This family of four includes the veteran, his spouse and caregiver, and their two daughters.  While serving in the Army Reserves throughout multiple deployments, the veteran stepped on …

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Making a Difference

Dear Quality of Life Foundation & Azalea Charities, I would like to personally thank you for your Holiday Blessing gift cards to our children. As a dual disabled veteran family, it is extremely difficult to allocate our precious income on gifts during the holiday season. But because of your selfless act, we are able to …

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Holiday Blessing

Join us as we look to have the sky covered in snowflakes of services! Our families come to us with a particular set of challenges. However, at this time of year, we recognize that it will not be long before the holidays will be upon them and many of their minds will race with ways …

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A Simple Wish

We recently had the honor of working with a family of five; an Army veteran, his (also Army veteran) spouse and caregiver, and their 3 minor children. The caregiver originally reached out to us for assistance finding activities for her three young children. She felt that they have had to sacrifice so much because of …

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Regaining Independence

The Quality of Life Foundation had the honor to work with a combat wounded veteran, his spouse/caregiver and their two-year old son. In 2007, during a deployment to Iraq, combat exposure and a bomb explosion left the veteran with a catastrophic wound to his left arm as well as PTSD. The family had heard about …

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Working to Rebuild

We met the family of a Marine through a caregiver who was already enrolled in our Wounded Veteran Family Care Program. The family (including 4 children under the age of 11) was facing a dire financial situation. The veteran, like many others, had left active duty service without realizing the toll his combat experiences had …

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A Growing Family

It was a hot summer day when we met an Army Reservist and his wife at their small apartment near the Richmond VA Medical Center (VAMC). They had relocated from New York to allow the soldier to receive care at the VAMC’s highly acclaimed Spinal Cord Injury Unit. He had been shot in the back …

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