Army Staff Sergeant Jared Stacey joined the Army in 2003 and was deployed 4 times over the course of his 11 and half years of being enlisted. While serving, his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and he is now dealing with a slew of injuries including neck pain, back pain, nerve pain, post-concussion syndrome, a brain injury and PTSD. He has attempted to work following his service, but found that many workplaces triggered his PTSD. The Stacey family has 5 kids; two children have down syndrome and one is a person with autism. The family currently resides in a rental home.
Marine Corp Sergeant Nathaniel Bitsui was injured in Iraq in 2004 and received the Purple Heart. He was also injured by a roadside bomb and is now dealing with a brain injury and PTSD. He is also experiencing issues with memory, balance, sleep. The Bitsui family has 5 kids and one who has special needs. The Bitsui family is currently living with Nathaniel's mother and are dealing with financial issues.
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork is happy to share with both families that we have arranged for Jared and Nathaniel to see PTSD specialist Dr. Eugene Lipov, who pioneered a groundbreaking treatment for PTSD. With a simple epidermal injection to the neck, he is often able to stop the symptoms of PTSD. Dr. Lipov offers to treat both veterans at no cost to them. Also, Global Post Traumatic Stress Injury Foundation, which helps veterans, offers to cover the travel costs.
The surprises are just getting started for these well-deserving families. Certified Nannies of America is gifting the families some free time, offering childcare every other Sunday for a year. Abram’s Nation is gifting the Stacey family a safety sleeper to keep their son Andrew safe while sleeping. Also, both families are getting new mattresses for each family member from Nectar Sleep.
The families' beautiful children also join the show for even more holiday surprises. The Doctors are happy to tell the 10 children that both families have been selected to receive a mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes. To help furnish their new homes, our friends at Stein Mart give the families an amazing gift certificate and also $10,000.
An elated Jessica says, "I feel so blessed to be given this gift [that] provides security for my children and my husband, it's truly amazing." An emotional Tera shares, "I think we have lived in like 15 or 16 homes in the last 11 years, so to know that we are going to have stability and our kids can finish their childhood in one home, it's priceless."
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