I’m writing this because I want to share my experience with Military Muscle Foundation. First off, I would like to thank the Military Muscle Foundation for the love and support they’ve shown my family and I this spring/summer. My siblings and I lost an amazing, honorable and loving brother who proudly served in the United States Air Force. Joshua A. Smith passed on April 7th after struggling with PTSD for years.
My mom passed the year before and our sister and nephew had just gotten into a horrible accident in February that kept her two hours away in an intensive care unit for months. We were really stressed and very low on cash to say the least. We are a family that doesn’t have a whole lot extra, we live modest lives and don’t have “involved family” aside from my siblings and I.
When a military friend of my brothers reached out and told me about Military Muscle Foundation. I was relieved to know there was someone who cared and wanted to help. Going through a loss of this magnitude is already devastating and one of the hardest things someone can endure. You don’t really think of the financial aspect until you’re in this situation yourself. On top of trying to grieve our brother, we were extremely worried about paying for his cremation and the costs to bring him and his belongings home in such short notice.
When Lane Woods, with Military Muscle Foundation, first reached out to me he assured me he would be there anytime I wanted to call and would do all he could to help and I could tell he was sincere. We are from New York and Josh lived in Florida so aside from all of the initial arrangements we had a very long and costly trip to plan to get his belongings. Lane and the foundation were there every day on the phone with me to ask how he could help and what we needed. Military Muscle Foundation cared enough to rent a car for our 4 day trip and made reservations with a hotel to get some rest before the very long drive back home. Aside from the financial help, he checked in with me during the entire trip to make sure we were ok and had everything we needed. It may not seem like a whole lot to some, but to us it meant everything and relieved our worry and stress that much more.
Military Muscle Foundation is somewhat new and still getting off the ground so for them to help as much as they did, meant more than I can put into words! I will always be grateful for the financial support but also the emotional support provided from the very caring and understanding man I worked with from Military Muscle Foundation. For that my siblings and I thank you and will always appreciate the help you have provided us with during such a difficult time in our lives.