I am an American mother whose son and daughter served in Iraq and Afghanistan as have so many Canadians. My father served in the Pacific in World War II.
I support McDermott House Canada because we’re on this earth together, and, as Christ taught, we’re to love our neighbors as ourselves. John McDermott’s vision and dedication gave me a kick-start to doing what I can to help veterans rather than drowning in the stresses that war and PTSD and trauma puts on families. His cross-national compassion fills me with hope that when the time comes that my children may need palliative care there will be such a warm and home-like facility for them, wherever they may live, because the success of McDermott House Canada will shine like a beacon for others to emulate.
Since all my siblings share a birthday month with Mr. McDermott, I have chosen to give an annual donation in March as a birthday tribute. I hope to increase my donation each year, and pray for the staff and residents regularly.