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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.

Meet Our Beneficiaries

The Cravens and McGuire’s were kind enough to let us into their homes to discuss what an Alive Day means for them.

Take a listen to their words and understand both the struggle and beauty in moving forward.

The Independence Fund is proud to help support these journeys.

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HELPING THOSE THAT DEFEND OUR FREEDOM

Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s severely wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, [email protected], Operation RESILIENCY, Advocacy, and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their Caregivers.

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Family Program

Assisting the entire Family is the only path towards full independence.

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Mobility Program

Many severely wounded Veterans have lost the ability to experience activities they previously enjoyed.

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Caregiver Program

The Independence Fund serves the heroes behind the heroes. Caregivers.

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Advocacy Program

For Veterans returning with the scars of war, the fight doesn’t end upon their arrival home.

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OUR PARTNERS

The Independence Fund prides itself on working with great organizations, and great people, to help accomplish our goals in creating new lives for wounded Veterans and their Caregivers. We are very thankful for all of the assistance provided by all of our partners and sponsors over the last decade, and looking forward to continued collaboration!