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Foundation Helps Veteran Return Home After Suffering From a Stroke

August 29th, 2022

Ben Cain

Ben Cain Sr., a Navy Veteran who served in Vietnam, suffered a stroke while flying from Los Angeles to Baltimore for a family reunion back on July 15. Mid-flight, Ben suffered a stroke, and the plane made an emergency landing here in Tennessee. Since then, his son Ben Cain Jr. and his siblings have been traveling from Los Angeles to Tennessee, working to care for their dad.

After learning the required ambulance to get Ben Sr. home safely would cost $10,000, the family didn’t know how they would foot the bill, so they reached out to the Foundation, who happily agreed to cover transportation costs through our H.O.P.E. Initiative!

“When I stopped myself from crying when I first heard about it, I thought Southwest Airlines, they saved my father’s life, but Lt. Dan is going to get my dad home,” said Ben Jr.

We're thrilled to report Ben Cain Sr. arrived back home in Los Angeles on Sunday!


Written by Nathan Davidson