Good news! J.R. and I have moved rooms at Walter Reed and we are now living in the Fisher House. For those who are not familiar with the Fisher House, it is an organization that supports military families in time of need. The house we live in holds eight families. We all have our own room and bathroom and we share a common kitchen, dinig area, and living area. It is the best home away from home that anyone can ask for.
For everyone wishing to send cards and well wishes here is our new address:
Attn: Salzman Room 16
WRAMC Fisher House II
6825 Georgia Ave NW
Bldg 55 (14th and Dahlia st)
Washington DC 20307
I can not begin to tell you all how lucky we were to be able to move into the Fisher House. There are hundreds of soldiers at Walter Reed and many of them live in horrible conditions. The facility is overcrowded, understaffed, and confusing to navigate. It’s stressful enough dealing with the loss of his arm and nerve damage in his left hand. Knowing that at night we can go back to a room that isn’t covered in mold or roach infested eases a little stress. I wish every soldier could return home at night to the same comforts that we do.
I would also like to thank everyone for their continuous support for our family at this time. The cards, care packages, and donations have been amazing. Thank you!
** As a brief update, we are NOT expected to pay the ten dollars/night “rent.” Because of our situation the room is free for us. Thank you all for reading on the Fisher House and for your concern. **