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After sustaining the loss of his leg and other catastrophic injuries while serving in Afghanistan, Derick received nearly 60 surgeries, 50 blood transfusions and five plasma transfusions. In 2018, he underwent Osseointegration. This life-altering treatment for above-the-knee amputation requires two surgeries and an intensive, lengthy rehabilitation. He could not have done it without the help of Yellow Ribbon Fund.
Alex represents more than 1,700 wounded, injured or ill service members who are assisted each year by YRF. In 2020, we have seen a 20% increase in requests for assistance and the need is greater than ever.
After three reconstructive surgeries on his foot, Sean was still in excruciating pain 24 hours a day. In November 2020, Sean was approved for lifechanging surgery called the Ewing amputation. Without the housing Yellow Ribbon Fund has provided he and his family couldn't have managed it.