Fans of Star Wars come form every walk of life. Your teacher, your doctor and your best friend. We have all lost ourselves in the great movies and programs produced for Star Wars throughout the years. We have drifted into fantasy behind the pages of wonderful Star Wars comic books. We have played the roles of fierce some fighters and ace pilots in the many great miniature, RPG and board games developed from the Star Wars universe. With dice or a comic in our hands we travel the galaxy with our favorite heroes on countless adventures as we cast of the burdensome of the workweek.
Just like you and I, our many Soldier and Veteran friends find the same reprieve and escape in the wonderful world of Star Wars. Often their workweek is fraught with danger or filled with loss. They are casting off so much for the cause, but often they bring real scars home. The Fisher House Foundation helps these men and women by housing them and their families while they seek treatment for their injuries.
We at Beyond the Dungeon want to thank these men and women by raising money for the Fisher House Foundation on the Force Friday II weekend.
Please join us in support for our military families.
Enjoy the "Doc" Moss story below.
Retired Air Force MSgt Doc Moss and his wife Maria never wanted anyone to experience what they had – a family member sleeping in a car while their loved one was being treated at a military medical center far from home.
The Moss’ never forgot that experience - and the physical, mental, and emotional toll it took on both of them.
In 2012, Doc TOOK ACTION by spearheading the fundraising campaign to build a Fisher House at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, raising more than $3M in record-breaking time.
Here’s why . . .
Master Sergeant “Doc” Moss was an ammo specialist in the Air Force who built bombs for a living. He was a “tough guy in the military where the mission always came first.”
In 1994, Doc suffered a critical back injury in the line of duty that brought this ‘tough guy’ to his knees.
Doc was medevac’d to a major military medical center for specialized care after local doctors failed to diagnose the cause of his paralyzing pain.
His wife Maria was frightened for herself and for Doc – she was new to this country and spoke little English, her new husband was undergoing emergency surgery for a debilitating injury, she was hours away from home, and she was sleeping in her car in the hospital parking lot.
Maria felt alone and afraid; Doc felt he had failed his new wife.
Had there been a Fisher House at that hospital, the experience would have been vastly different. Maria would have had a comfortable place to stay, staff and volunteers to help her navigate the hospital system, and other guests to comfort her in this very scary situation.
Would you like to follow in the Moss’ footsteps and do more than say, “Thanks for your service” to military families?
Donate with Confidence - Fisher House has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 13 years in a row and an 'A+' rating from CharityWatch /American Institute of Philanthropy.