I love the people at the Semper Fi Fund. Here's why.
On Christmas Eve 2010, our small band of Reprobates descended upon Walter Reed to deliver laptops to wounded warriors. There, we encountered a young Marine named John Peck, who lost a portion of all four limbs to an IED in Afghanistan. All of us - Courtney, Chad, Concrete Bob, and myself - were deeply moved by this young man. As the months progressed, we occasionally ran into Peck. Each time we saw him, he had a slightly bigger smile on his face, and a slightly brighter twinkle to his eye. Not long ago, Courtney encountered him at Bethesda, and said he seemed full of spunk.
And now... just look at him. Thanks to the wonderful folks at the Semper Fi Fund, Sergeant John Peck now is back behind the wheel of his own vehicle. And what a ride it is. Click on over to Semper Fi's place, and check out the gorgeous red pick-em-up truck they tricked out and gave to Sergeant Peck. Totally oorah of them. Totally. H/T to my amazing friend, Semper Fi-an Carrie Costantini, for sending me the update!
Update: Read more about this, and see some very cool pics, at the VA Mortgage Center's YouServed!