Sarah and Mike Verardo have become a national face for severely wounded combat Veterans andtheir Caregivers. They’ve appeared on numeroustelevision programs and news outlets over the past several years to push for Veterans Affairs healthcare reform.
Sarah has dedicated her life to both the care and recovery of her husband, and supporting Caregivers and our wounded heroes nationwide. She is a national spokesperson for Caregivers in the country, serving as an Alumni Fellow with the Elizabeth Dole
Foundation. She also has a significant background in both public relations and fundraising, and is a respected national voice, regularly featured on conservative national programs and talk shows. She continues her service through The Independence Fund as a highly effective advocate for Veterans and Caregivers, working directly with members of the United States House and Senate.
In this Episode, you will learn:
- Sarah’s background and her family’s experience
- The impact of catastrophically wounded service members on the family
- Addressing invisible wounds alongside visible wounds
- Sarah’s initial response to becoming a caregiver
- Meeting service members, veterans, and their families where they are to be able to provide the support they need
- The Independence Fund’s Heroes at Home program
- The long term impacts of caring for wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans
- Operation Resiliency
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