What is an “Alive Day”?
An Alive Day is the anniversary of the date when a Veteran almost lost their life in combat. The Independence Fund exists to support catastrophically wounded Veterans, their families, and Caregivers. With first hand knowledge, we understand the challenge that awaits these courageous people. When catastrophically wounded Veterans return home, the battle often is just beginning.
No one has figured out how to make this process easier, but it’s our mission to try.
For some, Alive Day is not a joyous occasion. Some may feel a burden to their loved ones or others may feel survivor’s remorse, and others may feel all of these emotions at the same time.
We at The Independence Fund believe life is worth living and for the Veterans, the families, and the Caregivers they need heroes and hope too.
Over the month of August we will be profiling stories of individuals who have gone through this and we will start with our own CEO, Sarah Verardo and her husband Mike Verardo. He just celebrated his 10th Alive Day earlier this year.