Fisher House Foundation, which constructs comfort homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at Veterans Affairs and military hospitals around the world, got a surprise this week when it became the unexpected beneficiary of a portion of Captain Brendan Graham’s $46,602 winnings earned during his recent two-day appearance on the game show ‘Jeopardy.’
Captain Graham, currently stationed at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, and his wife are both physicians in the military, currently raising one son and expecting an addition to their family in March. The Graham family chose to support the Fisher House Foundation because it fills a void that was once unavailable to them.
“My father-in-law was a Navy Captain stationed in Japan and received cancer treatments at Tripler Army Base in Hawaii. This was before Fisher Houses and he had to go alone,” said Captain Graham. “I know how important Fisher Houses are, not only to wounded warriors and their families but also to those receiving treatment for cancer, MS, and other conditions that require our military to go to various hospitals outside of their duty stations. I also walked by the Fisher Houses every day when I went to work in Bethesda, MD. Seeing them reminded me of how important they are. My wife and I hope many people will join us in supporting Fisher House.”
"This was a terrific surprise and we are greatly honored by Captain Graham’s decision to support our military families through the Fisher House program,” said David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. “We thank him and his wife for their dedicated service to our country.”
"Holidays, birthdays & anniversaries have been celebrated with tears and smiles with people who truly understand what the other person is experiencing."
- Kamryn Jaroszewski