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Review for Operation Ward 57, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

This is my personal experience: Operation Ward 57 is immediately present and helpful as newly wounded military men and women arrive at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where my son spent nearly 2 years in 2011. Besides supporting the wounded these amazing people provide for the families of the wounded who have traveled to be with their loved one. Special holiday treats & meals, wagons to assist with transporting kids or belongings around the center, providing special events for wounded and their care-givers before & after they return home, financial assistance when required, organizing adopting a family for Christmas, etc., etc., etc. Honest, transparent and run from the director’s home. A truly “hands on” organization that responds to the needs of combat wounded families as they arise. Most highly recommended!!

Role:  Client Served

Review for Operation Ward 57, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son was on Ward 57 after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011. While there, volunteers from Ward 57 would stop in to see what we needed. They hosted a fun "luau" for the wounded warriors and their families in the open, outside area the old Walter Reed had on the floor. Speaking just as a mom sitting bed-side for those long weeks, it was a perk in the normal routine and a very nice thing to do for our service men and women. My son transferred over to Walter Reed Bethesda, and now thankfully is out and back on track in his military career after 18 months+. Over all this time I've been aware of all Operation Ward 57 is doing for wounded military and their families. This organization doesn't forget the families; the mothers and the wives and girlfriends who are usually the care-givers and basically "live" at the hospital. It is a whole world that the majority of every-day citizens know nothing about. But Operation Ward 57 has their fingers on the pulse of what is needed in the rooms and corridors of Walter Reed/Bethesda as well as the veterans who have gone on with their lives outside of the hospital.

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