Hero at Home

by Sarah Verardo Foreword by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/12/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781532059544
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781532059551
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781532059537

About the Book

“As a pediatrician, I know kids need help processing the changes that come when a parent has an injury or illness. Hero at Home is a heartfelt, one-of-a-kind book that simply and beautifully explains to children the life of our wounded heroes and their families. This book is the perfect start to a conversation we all need to have about our heroes that return home with new challenges in daily life” (Mark S. Reynolds, MD). “In Hero at Home, Sarah Verardo teaches Americans of every age how to view the wounds of our veterans with understanding and compassion. Through a sweet and patriotic tale, Sarah reminds our nation of the pride and respect we owe those who served and their loved ones. As a devoted wife and caregiver to Mike, doting mother to three beautiful young girls, and committed veteran and caregiver advocate, there is no one more qualified than Sarah to write this story. I encourage every family and classroom in America to read Hero at Home and discuss the timeless American values it teaches us” (Elizabeth Dole, US senator).

About the Author

Sarah Verardo is the Caregiver to her husband, Michael, one of the most severely wounded Veterans from the Global War on Terror. While serving as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan, he sustained catastrophic and life-changing injuries in 2010. His long road home has included 119 surgeries and years of speech, visual, physical and occupational therapies. Sarah has dedicated her life to the care and recovery of her husband, and to Veterans and Caregivers nationwide. Sarah and Michael live outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with their three young daughters and three golden labs. Sarah and Michael know that for the wounded, the fight never ends. They proudly continue their service on the Homefront by enacting policies, programs, and change for severely wounded Veterans and their families. Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer of The Independence Fund.