HEROES John and Jasmine along with their two children ages eight and six, have been through so much in so little time. They’ve been married for six years. John and Jasmine met while serving in the U. S. Navy during Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom. ABE3 Jasmine served from 2004-2008. In that time, she encountered many traumatic things that haunt her. Jasmine suffers from PTSD, anxiety and depression; an everyday battle. EN3 John served also during GWOT, OEF & OIF. John was also part of the Hurricane Katrina relief in New Orleans. John and Jasmine, along with their two children, were recently homeless, living in a tent in a park in Marion Ohio. Now they are living in the Adaptive Homes, CDC’s Marion’s Veterans Village Condominium on N. Greenwood Street, and are waiting renovation of their unit and their acquisition of this Condo. Jasmine is attending beauty school & John is seeking employment. Like all obstacles, they are overcoming them together. Adaptive Homes, CDC is truly honored to be able to help John & Jasmine.
HERO Joseph and his wife Mandy Joseph Edward Smith enlisted at the age of 17 in 1976 and is an honorably discharged, disabled, veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Joseph was a weapons mechanic, the #4 man on a load crew, the “jammer driver”, and operated the bomb lift truck. Joseph was disabled after a munitions accident crushed his left hand and an un-successful tendon transplant left his hand crippled. Since then he has succumbed to osteoarthritis making it difficult to sit, stand, and walk. Joseph and Amanda have been homeless since June of 2012 and have been living in their car. Amanda is in her 6th month of a difficult pregnancy. They have recently moved into Adaptive Homes, CDC‘s Marion Veterans Village Condominium on N. Greenwood Street and are waiting renovation of their unit and their acquisition of this Condo. Adaptive Homes, CDC is truly honored to be able to help Joseph & Mandy.
HERO Shirley “Sheri”. Sheri enlisted in 1981. She has been stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX, at NATO HQ in Heidelberg, Germany and in Beirut, Lebanon. Sheri attended Ohio State and transferred to Franciscan University, graduating from college Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education. Sheri’s third child was diagnosed with severe autism and retardation two years before her husband, Mike, passed away from bone cancer. Sheri was traumatized from these two events and suffers from debilitating depression and anxiety. Sheri is currently employed at the Salvation Army, where she helps handicapped adults learn new job skills. Thanks to the local VA & Social Worker, Debbie W., Sheri’s health has improved and she now lives in Adaptive Homes, CDC’s Marion’s Veterans Village Condominium on N. Greenwood Street, and is waiting renovation of her unit and her acquisition of this Condo. In Sheri’s words “I am very proud to be able to support myself & live independently”.
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