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FOFH-IL 2013 Holiday Celebration at Hines VA Fisher House Mixes Fun & Serious Business

FOFH-IL Crew Conducts 2013 Annual Holiday Celebration at Hines VA Fisher House PC140058

FOFH-IL Crew Conducts 2013 Annual Holiday Celebration at Hines VA Fisher House

A mouthwatering buffet of tasty food and beverages was prepared by (pictured l-r) Bill Gomora, Betty Stamatis, Harry Theodore, Sue Paulsen, Julia Hernandez, Bonnie Chattler, and Lisa Mariottini. Fisher House Manager Holly Wright (4th from (left) and her staff always assist with this funfilled event for family guests.

Harry Theodore, FOFH-IL Co-Vice President, Honors FOFH-IL Board Member and WWII Submarine Wives Chapter Member Julia Hernandez

with a Certificate of Appreciation thanking her for her untiring work to gather clothing and raise funds in support of the FOFH-IL mission.
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Representatives from Partner Fox Valley Marines Detachment #1233 of Aurora, Illinois, Join the FOFH-IL Annual Holiday Celebration for a Fisher House Tour.

Sara Rashkow (r) and husband Steve Rashkow, Judge Advocate, joined in on the festivities with Fisher House Manager Holly Wright.

FOFH-IL Treasurer Bonnie Chattler (left) Presents 2013 Year-End FOFH-IL Contributions of Some $32,000 to Hines VA Fisher House Manager Holly Wright (r) during Annual Holiday Celebration.

Gift Cards totaling $25,000 for food/beverage/household purchases were presented. FOFH-IL also underwrote new landscaping to the tune of $6,730.

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Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!


What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.


This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.


My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.


…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…