On July 7, 2014, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Lowrey was shot in the head while serving with the 7th Special Forces Group in Afghanistan. Enduring over two years of intensive rehabilitation and endless medical care, he has since been medically retired from the United States Army. Although he has made a full cognitive recovery, he is still in need of ongoing treatment and physical therapy. A military support organization, Save My Vet, began to fundraise to fly Lowrey’s family, to his retirement Ceremony on January 6th, 2017. The Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation reached out to see how they could help.
“Andrew served in the same Battalion with Joe. When Andrew was killed in action on September 30th, 2014, Joe reached out to us,” says Carrie Davis, sister of Andrew Weathers and Co-Founder of the Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation. “When you serve your country together, you become family. The brotherhood is strong. Although we lost Andrew, we are thankful everyday for each soldier that makes it home safely. We owe it Joe to support him in some small way.”
With ongoing medical demands for his recovery, and certain out of pocket therapies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation donated $1,000 to Save My Vet and their mission to care for Joe and his continued care.
These two organizations recognize the need for continued support of the veteran community, as well as their families. Their missions are well -aligned and they need your help. The Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation continues to pursue their mission of sending Gold Star families to Arlington National Cemetery. The hope is to continue to serve the Special Forces community, and to serve those that have served our country. If you are interested in sponsorship or becoming a donor, please visit rememberandy.org.
About Andrew Weathers Memorial Foundation:
The mission of the foundation is to raise awareness and to meet the needs of Special Forces Soldiers and their families. AWMF raises funds to honor families of fallen soldiers by providing trips to Arlington National Cemetery. We strive to live a life worthy of Andrew’s sacrifice. To find out more or to donate, please visit rememberandy.org
About Save My Vet
savemyvet's mission is to provide financial relief directly to the veteran and families in need for their struggle from your kind donation or sponsorship. To fnd out more or to donate, please visit savemyvet.com