Playtime is Funtime

  Generally, when you think about oral health, you presume the care recipient is an adult, surprisingly this is not always the case. We worked with a caregiver and mom of three whose husband, after multiple deployments where he experienced injuries from IED blasts, returned home with severe invisible wounds along with his physical injuries. This caregiver supports her wounded veteran around the clock as they negotiate his catastrophic injuries. The amount of support this veteran requires prevents the caregiver from working outside of the home. The family had several needs, but the most important need to be addressed was
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Smiling Again

  “This is a picture I took right after I walked out of the dentist office with my new upper partial! Thank you so much for making this dream come true for me! It is something I have wanted for about ten years and never really knew if it would happen! I just want to smile all of the time now!! It is truly something life changing for me and I can’t thank you enough.” The caregiver had been in need of significant dental work for nearly 10 years. This extensive work included two fillings, hygiene and both upper and
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3 children of the caregiver and wounded veteran hold their new fishing supplies.

Good Tears

Children of the caregiver and wounded veteran enjoy new fishing supplies. “Everything that you’re doing is absolutely amazing and it is so greatly appreciated. You have no idea how much this means to us. I cried good tears today for the first time in a very long time.” The Quality of Life Foundation is honored to work with a wounded veteran caregiver, spouse, and mother of four. She provides daily care to her husband and USMC veteran due to the severity of his visible and invisible injuries as a result of multiple deployments during his service of nearly twenty years. While
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What We Do

“Sometimes no matter how well you prepare yourself, life decides to throw a few extra lemons your way. It was one after another, unexpected hurricane expenses, bills piling up, we couldn’t keep up. I expressed my concern…and in just a few emails things were taken care of. The bills we worried about were paid, expenses for the babies including a brand new crib we’re ordered. [Our FSC] handled everything so smoothly. It was like a heavy burden has been lifted. All I had to do was focus on my newborn, I can’t express just how much our quality of life
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A Caregiver’s Smile

    “How much more can we bear? Even More! I would do it again.. and again”   The family of an Air National Guardsman came to the Wounded Veteran Family Care Program facing challenges as a result of the veteran’s debilitating illness from his burn pit exposure in Iraq in 2005. The family was forced to fight an uphill battle for the veteran’s VA disability compensation after his return home. The lengthy process for securing the veteran’s benefits, while facing multiple medical crises, lasted for years and financially devastated the family. The veteran shared his story with us: “I
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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 to support over the past 10 Years. As caregivers have learned to negotiate a new normal with their severely wounded, ill, or injured veteran, they have encountered problems along the way. QoLF has stepped in to provide a safety net, reinforce a fragile foundation, and create a
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ThunderCat Technology Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Wounded Veteran Families

    We are excited to announce that ThunderCat Technology has named Wounded Veteran Families as the beneficiary of the First Annual ThunderCat Charity Golf Tournament.   We invite you to join us as we “Swing for Support” on Monday, April 30th at River Creek Country Club in Leesburg, VA in support of Wounded Veteran Families. Quality of Life Foundation’s Wounded Veteran Family Care Program focuses on meeting quality of life needs of family members so that they can continue to focus on their hero’s recovery. Don’t miss the chance to be a champion by participating in the ThunderCat Charity Golf
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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 that their sacrifice in service to our country is valued and appreciated. Each person’s definition of quality of life is dependent on his or her needs, desires, and aspirations. For one caregiver, improved quality of life is sleeping in a bed on a new mattress
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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 alone. Caregivers come to Quality of Life Foundation for support after years of trying to map out a new normal in the aftermath of a loved one’s traumatic wound, injury, or illness. Our families are navigating the maze of government programs. These families need some
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Giving Life

Oftentimes, organizations work to meet the basic needs of the Caregiver; the necessities of life. But what happens when the necessities, as defined by the Caregiver, do not align with the traditional perception of a need i.e. food, housing or respite? How many organizations truly interpret the identified “desires” of a Caregiver, as perhaps, a true “need” for that Caregivers emotional or psychological well-being? Through the Wounded Veteran Family Care Program, we work to help Caregivers improve their quality of life, as the Caregiver defines quality, based on the Caregivers definition of their needs, to help them feel complete. Running
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