Hello and Welcome to my Team Fisher House Fundraising Page
for the 2017 Disney Star Wars Dark Side 10K!
This is my 6th year running and fundraising with Team Fisher House. Looking forward to another year with TFH. Please help me support this great cause that helps our military and their families. The Fisher House Foundation raises money and provides housing for families of a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
For this race, I am teaming with my husband and you can visit our team page, The Kessel Runners, by selecting the link on the upper right of this page (under the donate and register buttons).
A big thank you to those who continue to support me and to those who are donating for the first time!
Kyle Carpenter's Fisher House Story
Lance Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on June 19, 2014 for his heroic actions during a combat mission in Afghanistan in November 2010.
Kyle and another Marine were in a firefight with Taliban insurgents when a hand grenade landed nearby.
Kyle rushed toward the grenade and his body took most of the blast.
“Corporal William Kyle Carpenter should not be alive today,” Mr. Obama said during the ceremony. “But we are here because this man, this United States Marine, faced down that terrible explosive power, that unforgiving force, with his own body — willingly and deliberately — to protect a fellow Marine.”
While Kyle endured more than 40 surgeries over the course of two and a half years at specialized military and VA medical centers far from home, his family stayed at a Fisher House.
In the words of Kyle’s mother and primary caretaker:
We appreciate every donor and every dollar that was given that gave us the opportunity to have somewhere to stay so we could be there with Kyle while he was recovering.
Your donation to Fisher House today will directly impact the lives of military families like the Carpenters – enabling them to be together at their greatest time of need.
Donate with Confidence – Fisher House is a 4-star rated non-profit by Charity Navigator.