Fernando Rafael

Many of our lives have been touched by trauma and some by its after effects. We find ourselves still struggling with trauma; however the AHERO Foundation helps many wounded Vets from all the branches of service. The AHERO Foundation afforded me the opportunity to talk to other service members dealing with some of the same issues that I am going through. Having that bond and being able to talk to other Veterans has helped me deal with some of the trauma that still haunts me today. Furthermore, because of the AHERO Foundation I am now able to speak about the things that I have seen and some of the trauma that I deal with today and I have never felt better.

1stSgt Rafael, Fernando


Our Heroes

1stSgt Pruitt, USMC Chris Brink Tom Trotter Kyle Hussin Johnny Langford Jake Healy Larry Campbell Lee Stuckey Justin Gaertner Fernando Rafael Kirk Sanders Mark Hurst Christian Brown Glen Silva Johnathan Purser Chad Ohmer William Kyle Carpenter Herman A. Lubbe

Current statistics reveal there are as many as 18 veteran suicides per day. This translates to 6,500 a year, or more than 50,000 of our bravest citizens who have taken their own lives since 2003. These statistics are absolutely heart breaking. To prevent more tragic deaths, we want to provide a way to reach out to as many Veterans as we possibly can. To this end, we are determined to provide a different social and recreational environment for wounded Veterans--one in which they can continue their healing process and focus on their future instead of their past.

Why Donate:

At AHERO, we heal the physical and psychological wounds of war and military service by:
  • Introducing Veterans to resources and programs available to them to increase their overall quality of life.
  • Developing an informal support network of Veterans across the country.
  • Encouraging constructive communication and engagement.
  • Boosting Morale.



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