Protected: Sergeant Daniel Erlandson, USMC (Ret): “The Semper Fi Fund really helped me pull through”
In 2010, U.S. Navy Petty Officer Bryan Fazio was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Since then, he has been in a fight for his life with stage four cancer. An unsuccessful bone marrow transplant last September left Bryan with a fifteen percent chance of survival. In anticipation of the worst, Bryan, at only twenty-four-years-old, began writing his will with his mother, Sheryl, by his hospital bedside. Read the rest of this entry »
October 21, 2010 was a day like no other for Ben Maenza, a Combat Engineer with 3rd Battalion 5th Marines serving in Afghanistan. That was the day Ben encountered an IED, resulting in the loss of both legs above the knee and shrapnel wounds to his face and torso. Every day since, Ben has worked diligently at his hard-earned recovery.
Recently, Ben met Troy McLehany, Dennis McLaughlin, and John Gerlaugh at an event on the Intrepid. Read the rest of this entry »
Every 4th of July, the entire nation gathers together to celebrate the freedoms that we are uniquely blessed to experience, yet sometimes take for granted. One year ago this month, a young Corporal named Jessie Fletcher was deployed, and soon experienced firsthand the price of the freedoms we benefit from each day. Read the rest of this entry »
This month, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund celebrates its 8th Anniversary. It is through the love and support of many patriotic people and organizations that we have been able to assist more than 7,500 service members with over $62 million in assistance! Read the rest of this entry »
BELTSVILLE, Maryland, April 19, 2012 – Quadruple amputee, Marine Corps Sergeant (Sgt) John Peck alongside his family received a specially adapted truck with one-of-a-kind modifications at the Ride-Away Handicap Equipment Corporation in Beltsville, Maryland on Wednesday, April 18. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cpl. Jennifer Pirante | Defense Video & Distribution System | DVidshub.net | April 16, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Marines and guests gathered to raise money and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the Broken Yolk Café in Oceanside, Calif., April 13. Read the rest of this entry »
Nokesville, Va. - On Saturday, April 14, more than one hundred supporters came out to cheer on our wounded warrior riders participating in the Cutting Horse Classic III finale competition. Read the rest of this entry »
The Semper Fi Fund sends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Marine Corporal Christopher D. Bordoni. On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Cpl Bordoni passed away due to injuries he sustained while serving in Afghanistan in January, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Marine Corporal Roy Vanwey was burned when his vehicle struck an IED in June, 2006 while he was conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. Roy suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to over 70% of his body, face and extremities. Roy also suffered very serious inhalation burns to his throat and lungs, and fractures in his back. Read the rest of this entry »
During February, we invite you to "Share Your Love" with the Fund! Marine Justin Constantine recently shared with us the sacrifice made by his caregiver, Dahlia...who has since become his wife! Read about their heartwarming love story Read the rest of this entry »
One year ago this month Lance Corporal (LCpl) and Machine Gunner Matias Ferreira was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
By John Carlson | The Star Press | TheStarPress.com | December 20, 2011
MUNCIE -- For David and Carol Williams, this Christmas' most precious gift will come through the door on crutches and one leg.
"This will be a very special Christmas," said Carol, whose son, Marine Corps Cpl. Murphy D. Hueston, lost a leg to the war in Afghanistan on Sept. 11. "We could have been a gold star family." Read the rest of this entry »
Matthew Fuller was injured in Iraq in June of 2005 when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED), ejecting him 20 feet. He sustained spinal fractures, traumatic brain injury (TBI), a bruised kidney, and multiple broken bones in his legs and feet. The Semper Fi Fund began assisting Matthew’s family when his mother arrived at his bedside in Bethesda, ready to give her support. Read the rest of this entry »
By Lisa Irish | Prescott Daily Courier | Dcourier.com | December 4, 2011
About 4 miles into the Marine Corps Marathon, Michael Blair of Prescott saw another injured veteran like himself having an issue with a derailleur on his bike so he stopped to help him out.
Then Blair helped fix a chain that cut a slot three-quarters of the way through another Wounded Warrior's seat post during the Oct. 30 race in Washington, D.C.
"Later, a cyclist I'd helped out earlier gave me a push when I needed it," said Blair, a sophomore at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who rode his bike with Team Semper Fi.