In combat, warriors count on their comrades. At home, they count on us! The Purple Heart Foundation will use your donations to fund grants, scholarships & other programs that enhance the quality of life of all veterans & their families.
No story better expresses our mission to support and enhance the quality of life of veterans, than that of Greg Galeazzi. Following the footsteps of his dad and brothers, Greg joined the Army after 9/11, ready to face anything for his country! In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan, assigned to a Security Force Advisory Team in Kandahar.
After losing a commander, Greg lead his platoon with no further casualties—something he’s very proud of— But on May 26, 2011 a command detonated IED exploded at his feet, taking both of Greg’s legs and nearly destroying his right arm.
As a supporter of the Purple Heart Foundation, you should know how donors like you helped this combat-wounded veteran in the wake of this tremendous tragedy.
Greg realized how difficult returning to civilian life really was. But after months of surgeries and rehab, Greg started focusing on what he could do instead of what he couldn’t. He began night classes and was later accepted to Harvard Medical School. Although the VA paid Greg’s tuition, he faced many out of pocket expenses after starting a new life in Cambridge.
This is where loyal supporters of the Purple Heart Foundation made a difference.
$4,500 was raised and awarded as a scholarship to Greg as a small token of our gratitude. He says “this will go a long way in helping [him] further [his] dream”. Your kindness does more than help one man rebuild a life though. Nationwide, veterans come to us for help after risking everything for our freedom. You can visit purpleheartfoundation.org to see the range of services you're empowering and you can honor their service and sacrifice by donating today.