Shurvon was finishing a patrol in his HUMVEE returning to base when it was hit by an IED in May of 2005. All were injured, but Shurvon was most serious. He suffered a broken left leg, lung blast, six broken ribs, and his jaw was broken in four places. Six days after Shurvon’s brain was deprived of oxygen resulting in his traumatic brain injury. Shurvon is now paralyzed and is unable to communicate with speech. Read the rest of this entry »
Chris enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1995. Nearly a decadelater, in April 2004, a
rocket grenade attack in Fallujah nearly claimed his life. Shortly thereafter, at 34 years of age, he became the very first beneficiary of assistance from the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Growing up in Fontana, California (east of Los Angeles), Octavio was intrigued by service professionals such as police officers, firefighters and military.
He enlisted in August 1998 after graduating high school, and re-enlisted in 2001.
On June 16, 2005, during his first combat deployment (to Ramadi in Iraq), Octavio was trapped inside a burning vehicle following an IED blast and suffered third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of ways to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund that we’ve posted to our fundraising page—but none of them involve kayaking 2,552 miles from one end of the Mississippi River to the other.
That’s exactly what Marine Corporal Nic Doucette is planning to do beginning May 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
JEFFERSON, WI — Jefferson native Nic Doucette soon will help his friends and fellow veterans by traveling 2,552 miles ... by kayak.
But first, he needs your help. Read the rest of this entry »
Conway, AR – Hayden Williams and Justin Adkisson are asking for personal and corporate pledges for every birdie recorded by their team during a three day golf tournament. The Golf Pro at the Conway Country Club will validate every birdie made. Read the rest of this entry »
Nokesville, VA – Two brothers, both Army veterans, will host their 6th Annual Stars and Stripes Charity Softball Tournament. They are looking for 8 teams for this COED tournament which will be one day only and every team is guaranteed to play three games. Read the rest of this entry »
Aliso Viejo CA - Are you a big Hockey fan? Be sure to come out and watch the Patriots Hockey team face off against the Anaheim Police Departments' SoCal Leafs in an exciting Ice hockey game to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Oceanside, CA - As a way of showing our appreciation for our military families, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce wants to invite you to enjoy a day of festivities at "Operation Appreciation." Come enjoy free food, music and lots of games and activities for kids. Please stop by the Semper Fi Fund booth near the band shell and eating area. Read the rest of this entry »
The new cookbook to help raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund; “Recipes From Across The World” has just been published! This cookbook contains recipes from Marine family members and supporters, and reflects their heritage and/or experiences while stationed in different countries across the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Thi Linh Wernau is an artist who is honoring wounded veterans as a part of her ongoing series, “You. Are. Beautiful.” It's a project about celebrating the human spirit and beauty in all people. She recently photographed and filmed 9 injured Marine veterans in and around Camp Pendleton. Read the rest of this entry »
Food is Fuel! Lorri Zenoni, DrPh, a Nutrition Coach, Fuel Trainer and a wife of a U.S. Marine, wants to help you with the right fuel at the right time to aid in your sports and life performance. She can help you with weight loss, gain or maintenance, as well as energy and performance. Lorri can even help you to be fueled properly for your PFT! 10% of the proceeds from her business will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan – The 3rd annual Wet and Wild 5k Fun Run/Walk will involve members of the military community in Okinawa, Japan.
25% of the funds raised will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
North Port, FL - This event is designed to show our love and appreciation for the US troops and everything they do to keep us safe and protected. The list of participants below have all donated their books and/or money to help bring this event to life; for that I offer a sincere and heartfelt "THANK YOU." The money donated has been spent to purchase the grand prize offered below with the remainder of the money to be donated directly to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
By Amanda Causey | Link to Article
This story begins in the spring of 2003 when the U.S. military mission Operation Iraqi Freedom began. The engagement’s first wave of wounded Marines and sailors landed at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps Base in California. There, Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active-duty Marine, saw firsthand the challenges they faced as they returned from Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »