Original Poem By: Mr. Edward Greene (Current Fisher House Guest)
The idea of the Fisher House
was a plan so bold
Building so many homes
designed in the same mold
Where our veterans could go
to recover from surgery
Thereby bettering their lives
for a healthier futurity
We’re eternally grateful
for new friends with whom we’ve hobnobed
Adventuresome and amusing
in the kitchen they’ve dabbled
Mixing up an array of concoctions
that all have cautiously sampled
We thank the Fishers incessantly
with all out hearts
For everything they’ve done
to enhance this new start.
Ed and Sammi Greene
When the Hebert twins were born at 29 weeks their family stayed with us for the two months their twins spent in the NICU.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with the Hebert family and learned a little bit about their experience at the Landstuhl Fisher House and how the twins are doing now!
When asked if staying at the Landstuhl Fisher House was helpful we received the following response:
“Having our babies at 29 weeks was the hardest thing my family has ever had to endure. At the time of the twins birth we were new to Germany. No family and no friends really.The NICU staff and the Fisher House staff really became like family. Staying at the Fisher House also helped eliminate the stress and financial burden of traveling back and forth from our home to the hospital. Also, being able to stay at the Fisher House allowed me to the hold, visit and participate in feedings into the wee hours of the night. Sometimes, I would stay in the NICU until 2:30 am and it was so convenient to be able to walk back to my room. All in all, being at the Fisher House was a blessing to us.”
In the two months the Hebert family called us their “home away from home” they enjoyed many meals provided by our Meals Team:
“We absolutely enjoyed the meals provided by the volunteers! There were days when I would spend so much time with the babies I’d forget to eat….I loved that when I would return to the house in the evenings there would be a hot meal waiting in the kitchen. It was such a blessing for us. Again, one less thing I would have to worry about while in our stressful situation.”
On what they would like others to know about the Landstuhl Fisher House:
“I would like everyone to know how much of a blessing the Fisher House is. The Landstuhl Fisher House provides a home away from home to all military families facing stressful situations.
The Hebert twins are now healthy two year olds! We are thrilled they are doing so well and that we were able to provide their family with the support they deserved!
US ARMY FISHER HOUSES
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND