Fisher House Foundation and "Ice Road Truckers" Producers Team Up for Moving Video with Purple Heart Recipient

January 7, 2014

Fisher House Foundation and the producers of A&E’s “Ice Road Truckers” have teamed up to create a moving new video titled “A Hero’s Story” that shares the experience of SSG Dale Beatty, US National Guard (Ret.) and Purple Heart Recipient, and his wife Belinda, as they were confronted with Dale’s combat injury in Iraq, his medical recovery and rehabilitation, and the role Fisher House has played in his recovery.


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The moving, four-minute video was launched on the Fisher House Facebook page and YouTube Channel last week. In the video, Dale recounts the story of his injury in Iraq, the subsequent amputation of both of his legs, and his struggle to recover while trying to keep his family nearby to aid in his rehabilitation. Dale will credits Fisher House foundation with providing the year-long, temporary free lodging for his family that they otherwise would have had to pay for out of pocket.


“Without Fisher House Foundation, I don't know what my prognosis would have been,” says Dale in the video. “I was lucky to have my family around me. If I had to have stayed in a hospital room or in a hotel by myself, who knows what would have happened? It is irreplaceable.”


“We are honored to have played just a small role in Dale’s recovery and are so pleased to see him doing so well,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “We are most proud of the fact that we were there when Dale and his family needed us, to fulfill a critical need when they were vulnerable. That’s what we do every day for military families, and we will keep doing it as long as we are needed.”


"Producing this video is our way of giving back to the troops, we hope our work will bring awareness to the Fisher House mission, it's been an honor working with them," said David Freed, who along with Tom Durant and Nino Martinezserved as Executive Producers of the video.  Elliot Gran and Michael Kingalso donated their time and talents to the production, and they are currently working on more videos.


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