Sergeant Eric Morante: “No Limitations”

Posted on November 9, 2016 “I first started walking 3 months after I lost my leg,” recalls Sergeant Eric Morante, discussing his recovery from an April 2007 encounter with a suicide bomber in Iraq’s Anbar Province. “I wanted to walk out on my own legs to meet my Marines as they came back from deployment…

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Corporal Lisa Forcia: “I feel empowered. I have hope.”

Posted on November 9, 2016 Often referred to as “the invisible injury,” post-traumatic stress disorder can be downright insidious in its effects on our post-9/11 service members. In the case of Corporal Lisa Forcia, who deployed to Iraq in 2003 (“I saw some pretty devastating things that left long-lasting scars”), PTSD profoundly affected her personal…

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Hospital Corpsman Jose Ramos: “We have so much to give back”

Posted on October 28, 2016 In selecting Navy Hospital Corpsman Jose Ramos to host their 2016 Marine Corps Marathon event in October, the Semper Fi Fund certainly made an excellent—and appropriate—choice. “I told Karen [Guenther, President, Executive Director and Founder of the Semper Fi Fund] that anytime she needs anything from me, I will never…

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