Semper Fi Fund Helps Welcome Home Injured Marine Cpl Josh Himan

April 11th, 2011

Woodbridge, VA - On Saturday, April 2nd the Semper Fi Fund (SFF) along with the Northern Virginia Fuller Center for Housing and members of the northern Virginia community, welcomed home Cpl Joshua Himan to his newly modified home, specially adapted to meet his needs. After spending almost two years in the hospital, the Fuller Center along with donors and volunteers from the local community helped modify Cpl Himan's parents home so that he could live independently in his parent's home.

Semper Fi Fund-Cpl Himan rollx van

Cpl Josh Himan is welcomed to his newly adapted home. He arrives in his Rollx van. SFF provided financial assistance for both.
Photo courtesy of Semper Fi Fund

Cpl Himan was injured in September 2009 when his HMMWV (Humvee) was hit by an iED in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The injuries he sustained that day left Cpl Himan a quadriplegic, and he has since spent all of his time in the hospital, first at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond and then to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

The home was modified for wheelchair accessibility and some of the adaptations include wheel chair ramps, widened doorways, solid surface flooring, a specially adapted bathroom and other special adaptations to improve his quality of life.

The Fuller Center wanted to welcome Cpl Himan into his new home by the beginning of April. We are proud to report that our $25,000 grant toward the construction of the home helped make this possible.

In addition to helping Cpl Himan with adaptions to his home, the Semper Fi Fund has also helped provide the Himan family with a Rollx van and financial assistance for travel and other quality of life needs. All the assistance we've been able to provide to Himan family has been made possible by the generosity of our donors and supporters. After his long journey in the hospital please join us in welcoming Cpl Himan home!