Don’t just listen to us…. read these testimonials from veterans and services members who have received a “hand up”.


“I had taken myself out of life. I was just waiting to die. Through it all, Peter (a Veterans Count, Care Coordinator) never gave up on me – a lot of people would have given up, but he didn’t. He rode the ups and downs with me. I’m living proof you can come back from the brink.”
—Warren Mickle, Vietnam veteran


John, Hospital Corpsman


“It was like a gift from God. Easter Seals was there so I didn’t have to lose my pride and integrity. There’s no shame in asking for help,” he said. “You have to have a say in what you want for your life. I’m not a hero. I’m a person with a beautiful family and I’m getting the help that I need.”

—John, Hospital Corpsman


“I wanted to be able to handle it all and do it all without needing any help whatsoever. So having Easter Seals Veterans Count come into my home was unexpected. We sat down that first time and kind of mapped out exactly what I was having problems with, what was overwhelming for me, and they really worked to ease that 100%. The extra help eases a lot of stress on my husband’s end too, knowing that we are OK here.”

—Julianna Mother of three, husband Dustin served in Iraq

Richard, Army Reserve Specialist
“For the past year and half, we felt like we were swimming. We are strong swimmers but sometimes we got tired and needed a life raft. Easter Seals was our raft. It isn’t a charity. I hate getting something for nothing. Easter Seals is a team effort and your family needs a team to help them when you are gone. You just have to have help and support.”

—Richard, Army Reserve Specialist

“If it wasn’t for Easter Seals, my life would’ve been a lot different. I wouldn’t have known where to go. My Care Coordinator was able to point me in a direction that I didn’t know existed. Easter Seals has been there all along. I never thought I’d ever need Easter Seals, but they came through again and again.”

—Bob, Army National Guard

Learn more about Veterans Count, please call 603.621.3570 or click here.