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George Nyfeler

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November 16, 2011

Being affiliated with this organization is uniquely gratifying, but also instills an incredible level of responsibility to ensure our success in carrying out our mission: to help those (and their families) who have sacrificed so much in their efforts to protect us, our families and our nation. It is the distinct pleasure of each of our board members to do this. No pay. No reimbursable expenses. We don't operate that way. If you make a donation, each penny - be it part of a $5 donation or a $50,000 donation - goes into an account used only to fund checks to these families. None of us would have it any other way.

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With a wife and two young children at home, one American hero became severely injured with a traumatic brain injury from an IED blast. He received in-patient medical care from October 2006 through 2007, 2008 and most of 2009 until discharge in October 2009 – exactly three years in hospitals. Families of the Wounded Fund helped his wife at a critical time. This soldier and his family are doing well today, thanks in part to the generosity of the donors to the Families of the Wounded Fund.

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Nothing at all.

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How did you learn about this organization?

As a mentor assigned to a 100% disabled veteran, I became aware of the Families of the Wounded Fund, an organization that had helped him and his family when they needed it most.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

It is the same every week - responding quickly to the need to financially support the families of incoming severely wounded combat veterans to McGuire Hospital.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Never stop.

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Board Member & Fundraising activity.