Jan 2011

Nov 2010
This Thanksgiving we were again blessed be be able to prepare a special Thanksgiving dinner for the patients, families and staff on the PolyTrauma Unit and others at James A. Haley VA Hospital.

These men and women are very near and dear to my heart as my brother, Cpl. Dave Durrance USMC was a patient there in 2006 after sustaining a TBI and other medical problems that, according to all the doctors that initially treated him, should have been fatal. Well, God had a much different plan for him and although he is still disabled with some physical limitations, he has since married my beautiful sister-in-law Kylie had their first child, Gavin and are now expecting another addition to the family in June.

Dave constantly shares his testimony, and continues to touch the lives of so many. But during his stay at the VA, we witnessed an amazing group of people. Therapists, nurses, doctors and other staff that refuse to give up on these troops. Families, like ours, that fought alongside of our loved ones in what would be the most difficult battle some of us would ever face. Soldiers, like my brother, seeing their injuries as yet another battle. They fight every day with all they have in them to continue to be the best of the best! And as I know from personal experience, it’s a long road. But it is one we are determined that they will not walk alone.

With an overwhelming response from family, friends and co-workers, this year we were able to provide a full home cooked Thanksgiving dinner that included Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Sweet Potato Casserole, Macaroni & Cheese, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pies, Apple Pie, cookies, juice and Soft Drinks.We also distributed Thanksgiving cards that were filled with loving thoughts.

In addition to the wonderful meal and cards, we were also able to present a check for $350.00 to the Haley House. The Haley House was my parents and sister–in-law’s home for the months my brother was at James Haley. There are so many little things that we take for granted, but during a family crisis can be what gives you the strength to face another day. A hot shower, a prepared meal instead of fast food, a day room to just sit and collect your thoughts…. The Haley House serves many families every day, and it was a blessing to be able to contribute!!!!

Tammy & Bruno Robles


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May 2010     
July 2008 Dear Haley House Fund,

Thank you for providing housing for us during our stay in Tampa.  We really appreciate the Haley House.  We would like to donate this money to the cause.  Our family could not afford to stay as long.  Thank you so much.  Our active duty brother talked for the first time in six months.  It meant so much to us.  Because of your fund, we would have not heard this.

Ron and Kelda Koss



Donations payable to:
Haley House Fund, Inc
P.O.Box 701
Brandon, FL  33509-0701
Incorporation # N04000012055
Employer ID # 16-1711159
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services  # CH19053

501(C)3 Tax Exempt Organization
IRS Certificate  501(C)(3) #  85-8013375576C-2
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) # 57092


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