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Author: Joe Public

Our House staff are the best

Ever stayed at a Fisher House?  Learn what one guest had to stay about our house at Eglin.

“The house keeper – Alexis – is absolutely AMAZING!!! What a world of a difference with the facility cleaning under her care!! Not only does she pay incredible attention to detail, very thorough job, but she has such a happy joyful attitude that’s quick to help and serve without hesitation! I do not think there could be a better fit for the Fisher House to have someone with the cheerful attitude AND high integrity to do such a above & beyond job at cleaning around the clock – no matter if someone is observing or not, she is always doing a thorough job that goes the extra mile rather than taking shortcuts. Her selflessness and willing to service others with a cheerful spirit is contagious and lights up the room. What a wonderful team you have working here at the Fisher House! Having Alexis working during my stay made a tremendous and noticeable difference.”

Words from Guests December 2023

“I was unable to have my family to help me recover from a pretty major surgery.  What I didn’t realize about the Fisher House was that I would feel just as cared about, and supported as if they had been here! Always a smile available or a fun chat to pass the time.  Attention to detail was great as well.  On day 2, the staff noticed the sports drink that I had stocked my refrigerator bin with.  On a grocery run, they purchased more for me to enjoy well after my supply ran out as well as for others staying.  I will use the blanket that a volunteer made for guests for so many years to come.  And I will never forget how many yummy cookies showed up on that magical first Wednesday of the month. I was beyond grateful for all those sweet calories!   There aren’t enough words!! I Love you all.  Best Wishes!”

Making a Difference

Simple acts of kindness, fulfilling basic needs.  A warm, comfortable place to stay and something delicious to eat.  THAT makes a difference in ways we can all relate.  Let’s help lighten the load for families staying with us, and at all Fisher Houses across the network.  Set your 2024 Make A Difference Goals, visit our calendar to sign up for lunches and dinners:

Borrowed from our friends in Missouri, here are some thoughts shared recently about the IMPACT of meals at a Fisher House.

Excerpt from Columbia Missourian, December 10:

After preparing meals and talking with some of the families, the American Legion

“One inpatient Veteran’s spouse told us that because of her constant vigil at her husband’s bedside, she hasn’t had a balanced meal in nine days,” Fizer said. “She spent more than a week snacking here and there, but not really fulfilling her nourishment needs.”

Another guest told the American Legion volunteers that she wasn’t planning to go out and get dinner due to traffic, since it was a University of Missouri home game. However, when she came into the house that evening and smelled the brownies baking, she said it made her mouth water.

2023 Fisher House’s Biggest Fan

Round of applause for TEAM Axient and their families, led by Joel Abrahams, who earned the honor through all-year support from preparing meals, tail-gate morale parties at the Fisher House, hosting collection drives as part of Christmas in July, support for our Gala and volunteering at many community festivals. Thanks to Joel, Suzanne and Gunny, and all the employees who embody giving back. #wenoticed

Learn more about recent news here, congrats Joel!


Guestimonial from October 2023

Our families say it best…

“Thank you so much for providing an amazing place to stay for these two weeks. We felt so welcomed and at home with everyone.  It was perfect and couldn’t have asked for better staff to be there for us!”

2023 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations, Wayne Williams, 2023 Volunteer of the Year! Wayne has been volunteering with Fisher House for the past 7 years, helping to organize all the moving parts for our annual gala, and all the festivals we support in the community. In 2021, Wayne stepped up to be the Liaison and now skillfully leads almost 800 volunteers in 7-12 special events each year. Event inrastructure, set up, staffing, tear down – he specializes in chaos management and trying to teach me how to put up a tent! Wayne retired from the Marines, continues to work full time for Lockheed Martin at Eglin, and is making a big difference in our mission.   Appreciate you Wayne!

Guestimonials — September 2023

Borrowed from our friends at Friends of Pittsburgh Fisher House – our families say it best:

“Thank you for being such a fabulous, home away from home.  My husband and I came down from SC to help our son during the first week after shoulder surgery.  We were grateful to be close to him while he adjusted to temporarily one-handed for awhile.  It’s nice t know this place is available for those who need it. Thank You!”

Crane Aerospace supporting 2023 Helping Heroes Gala at Platinum

Crane Aerospace & Electronics delivers innovative design and manufacturing engineering capabilities for rugged commercial aviation, defense and space applications. Crane Aerospace is sponsoring this year’s Helping Heroes Gala and helping our Fisher House continue our mission of keeping families together!