Task Force Dagger Foundation
Rating: 5 stars 27 27 reviews 643
Location: 5900 South Lake Forest Drive Suite 200 McKinney TX 75070 USA
Programs: Immediate assistance to wounded, ill, or injured soldiers and family members and families of the fallen from the US Army Special Operations Command
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I am currently an instructor at SWTG serving my time before I head back to 1st Group. For a while my 4 year old daughter had not been on the charts for growth and was suffering from headaches, fatigue, and various other symptoms. While we thought that it was a hormone deficiency problem only, we pushed to have our daughter be approved for growth hormones through Tricare. Tricare disapproved of our request (Thank God), until we had conducted an MRI and blood work. On the 9th of April, 2015 I got a call while I was teaching some Q-Course students. My wife told me that our daughters MRI result came back and that she had a brain tumor and that it had been the cause of her stunted growth. We immediately met with the neurosurgeon the next day and pushed for surgery that following Tuesday. All this occurred very rapidly not allowing ample time to plan properly or coordinate for everything we would need. What followed the surgery was an intense amount of time in the ICU and hospital. This is where Task Force Dagger Foundation came in. They were on the phone with me (Peter Habitat) and were not only asking about my financial situation, but were also inquiring about our living conditions and our means of paying for gas and food. They immediately sent out gas cards, meal cards, and told me to just find a hotel and that they would cover the cost. They indeed paid for everything. We could not have been more blessed by such a supporting foundation. These individuals should get more praise for what they do and will be recommending their service and support to anyone I know that has to go through a family crisis. Thank you so much Task Force Dagger. You are truly a God send.
SFC Isaac Reyes
I want to give a huge thank to the Task Force Dagger Foundation for helping us so much when our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My husband and I are a part of the SOF community. We found out our daughter had a brain tumor and then had surgery to remove it a few days after finding out. We live a good distance from the Childrens hospital and they provided assistance to drive back and forth while we were/are here. We are beyond grateful for the assistance. This is a great organization and not only us, but our families will spread the word on donating to helping other families in need. Thanks for all you do!!!!!!!!!
As another veteran supporting nonprofit, we have had the honor to support and see the significant impact TFD has on special operators and their families. This top notch group is an example to follow. Low overhead and thoughtfully managed. We have called on them for help and they were there with a smile. We recommend and highly encourage to donate to this team!
Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc.
When my daughters collage funding was pull 2 days before fall semester(DUE TO PAPERWORK MIx UP at the VA cpt 35 and FASA) my post 911 was denied again . TFD called with in 24 hours and helped us not only keep her in school helped with housing. They also reached out to others who could help and with in 48 hours her schooling was saved. To this day they keep in touch and following her . Thank you is not enough to these men I knew some from my SF career and some were strangers. Good to know you haven't been for gotten when you medically retire and someone has your back.
Michael Clements msg(retired)
As a Volunteer for TFD, I've seen the Warrior Spirit come back to our wounded Brother's who have suffered some horrific injuries. I help out with the 3-Gun Matches. The surprising or unexpected benefit of having our wounded Special Ops Warriors compete in 3-Gun Matches is the connection with the other competitors and the people in the gallery. They get a chance to see the cost of Freedom, and the character of the wounded Warriors competing along side of them. When your in the Army Special Ops community, you are apart of something bigger than one's self. TFD 3-Gun matches made available to our wounded Warrior Brothers and Sisters, once again gives them the chance to contributing to a mission bigger then their selves'. I'm proud also to be part of an organization that puts the majority of all money collected back into helping out our Wounded Warrior's and their families.
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Randall Rawhide Wurst
I am an active duty Special Operations soldier with over 19 years of service and countless deployments. Throughout my service I faced many challenges and struggles on the battlefield. Today, I face struggles on a different battlefield, my day-to-day life. What was once second nature has been lost. My struggles now begin with the simple task of getting out of bed, a task impacted by the physical and emotional constraints which have resulted from the compounding medical conditions I now face as a result of my service.
I have been diagnosed with Central Nervous System Hyperactivity/Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Severe Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Polyneuropathy multiplex, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Severe Hypersomnolence and Insomnia, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, HHV-6 and the list goes on.
Due to the complexity of my case, most of my health care needs are unique and are rarely covered by insurance. Recently, I needed some specialty therapy equipment and within 24 hours of sending my request to the Care Coalition, Task Force Dagger was there to cover the cost of the items I needed.
TFD is truly committed to helping service members and have proven to me that they stand by their words “dedicated to providing immediate assistance to Wounded, Ill, injured” and “assists the service member's recovery from wounds or injuries sustained in the line of duty”
As we give thanks on the Veterans Day to all those who have served, I give special thanks for the support and generosity of Task Force Dagger helping all those who have served and are in need.
Just recently my husband and I found out that he had a brain mass, the Army transferred him to Walter Reed in Maryland, where he would undergo surgery to remove the mass. We really did not have the funds for me to go up to Maryland with him but I went anyway. We were already behind in bills due to another family situation and with me being out of work would not help. Well come to find out, my husband has a grade IV GBM. The Task Force Dagger Foundation, supported us by sending us a check to help get caught up on some bills. I honestly do not know what we would have done with out their help.
The Task Force Dagger Foundation is a great and awesome foundation, the care and compassion we've received from everyone is nothing short then amazing.
Nearly 4 years ago, my husband had heard Keith present information on TFD at a briefing. He was interested in helping but had a deployment to address first. He'd intended to help in any way he could once he returned. Fate had different plans and half way through that deployment, he was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan. Neither of us expected to get involved with TFD on the receiving end, but we did.
Keith was there in person at Walter Reed shortly after Scott arrived and helped with an immediate need of getting our son a laptop so he could continue with his school work online. Since, our family has been a guest with the Dagger Dive in Key West and Scott has joined their 3-Gun team.
TFD and everyone involved with this organization are incredible people and go way beyond the call of duty to help our special operators and their families. This is an amazing organization and we can not say enough good things about them!!
I am responsible for all Wounded Ill and injured Soldiers throughout the SE. I have been dealing with TFD for some time. Time and again they have come through for our Special Ops Soldiers and their families.
Just recently they supported all of our Wounded Soldiers by flying them and their families to Key West Florida to attend the DAgger Dive. This is a certification for scuba event to some but to our Wounded Soldiers it is a MAJOR morale boos, confirmation that they can still do more than just lay in a hospital bed.
One of our Soldiers was debating pulling out but the managing director called me directly to see how he could assist. Mr. Keith assisted in having the Soldier's order's ammended so he could attend the dive and it gave the Soldier more time to get his affairs in order.
During the dive, Mr. Keith caught wind that one of our severely injured Soldiers wanted to marry his Fiance. He took it upon him self to make this happen. The Severely injured Soldier got his wish and married his fiance with his brothers that he incurred hi injury with and consequently spent the last 7months with in the hospital recoverying. This is the level of commitment that Task Force Dagger has for our Wounded Ill and Injured Soldiers. I could never thank them enough.
Special Ops Advocate
I am a Team Sergeant with 7th SFG(A) and was recently deployed to Honduras, halfway through the deployment I suffered a heart attack and had to be transported back to the U.S. to the University of Miami Hospital for treatment. My parents and my fiancé immediately flew down to be with me during my treatment and recovery. My parents are not very well off and the cost of the plane tickets as well as hotel room / rental car put them in a financial strain. Upon returning back to 7th SFG(A) I was contacted by the USSOCOM Care Coalition Advocate and was presented with a very generous donation from the Task Force Dagger Foundation. I was shocked to have received this, I was also very grateful because with that donation I was able to help my parents cover the cost of the plane tickets, hotel and rental car. This is a great organization providing a great service to those in need and definitely deserves to be supported by all. Thank you!
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