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Rescuing a First Responder In Need

The rigors of life as a paramedic took a toll on Joshua Fish. Alcohol became ​his saving grace to quell the pain, post-traumatic stress and anxiety, he constantly felt. In dire financial need, the Gary Sinise Foundation stepped in.

Looking Back 15 Years Later On Operation Iraqi Children

After visiting Albu Hassan School in 2003 while on a USO tour of Iraq, Gary Sinise felt a call to duty. Along with Laura Hillenbrand, Operation Iraqi Children was born in 2004 with the mission of shipping school supplies to U.S. troops for them to give to Iraqi children.

Called to Serve: Mike Schlitz Continues the Mission

When an IED struck his humvee, Mike Schlitz lost his entire crew and suffered burns to 85% of his body while also losing both arms. He joined the Gary Sinise Foundation when it was in its infancy and serves our nations heroes and their families with the memory of his fallen comrades forever in his heart and on his mind.

On the Road Back to Freedom

Paralyzed after falling 27 feet from a crane she was operating, Navy Reservist and R.I.S.E. recipient Anya Francis is on the path back to personal freedom through the modification of her home that fits her mobility and range of motion needs.

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