Fisher House Dedicates Second Home at David Grant Medical Center
Brigadier General Charles E. Potter, Assistant Surgeon General; Colonel Corey J. Martin, Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing; and Col (Dr.) Kevin Connolly, 60th Medical Group Commander, joined Fisher House Foundation President David Coker here today to dedicate the newest Fisher House at the David Grant Medical Center on Travis AFB, that provides lodging for families of wounded warriors and Veterans at no cost while a loved one undergoes treatment at the hospital. These beautiful homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time – during the hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease.
The 16-suite, 13,000 sq.-ft. “comfort home” joins the other 60+ Fisher Houses operating in the United States and Europe, and was gifted to the Air Force as part of today’s ceremony. Each bedroom suite comes equipped with a private, wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Common areas include a spacious kitchen, large communal living, dining and family rooms, laundry room and patio.
“The Fisher House and the Fisher House Foundation have been a terrific partner of Travis AFB since the first Fisher House opened in 1994,” said Col. Corey Martin, 60th Air Mobility Wing commander. “We owe the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform a great debt and it’s more than just words or building houses. It’s about providing a home away from home for their loved ones during their most troubled times. We are honored at Travis AFB to play a role in that.”
"This home symbolizes so much of what we in the military community hope for, work for and strive to uphold: complete care and comfort for veterans and their families," said Col. (Dr.) Kevin Connolly, 60th Medical Group commander. "I am a firm believer that a patient's only duty is to heal, and to do so without needless worry or delay. The home that stands before us today will provide them the comfort of knowing their loved ones are close by; a crucial step in their healing process.”
“The Travis Fisher House has developed a wonderful legacy through 20 years of service to our military,” said Mr. Coker. “When we learned the need had increased so far beyond the original house's capacity, we looked forward to working with the Travis AFB community to make this second home a reality. Today we celebrate the results of their generosity.”
Construction of this Fisher House was supported by: The listeners of Armstrong and Getty and KSTE; the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation; the Richard A. Lumsden Foundation; Friends of Travis Fisher House; and Strikeouts for Troops.