Heart of A Marine Gives Military Spouses Special Day Your News

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Heart of A Marine Gives Military Spouses Special Day Your News


Byline: Submitted by The Heart Of a Marine Foundation

On Thursday, May 9, The Heart Of A Marine Foundation, in partnership with Mario Tricoci of Schaumburg, hosted a "red carpet" day of pampering for residents of Fisher House, located on the campus of Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital.

Fisher House is a home away from home for families of veteran patients receiving medical care at Hines VA, Hospital, without cost. According to Holly Wright, manager of Hines Fisher House, many families live there for months.

"This opportunity to bring our residents to Mario Tricoci is fabulous. This is a true luxury," Wright said. "The last thing they think of is themselves. This will be an extraordinary experience for everyone."

Mario Tricoci Schaumburg Manager Rachel Mills added, "This is a wonderful and humbling experience for our team to host this event. We are honored to have Fisher House here once again. An afternoon of pampering can really make someone's day. They certainly deserve this time."

One of the participants in the makeover was a Marine veteran, Ruth, who celebrated her 90th birthday this day with her very first pedicure.

"This is a day I will never forget," Ruth said. "Everything has been delightful. What a fun day for all of us!"

This special Mother's Day makeover event was topped off by a "reveal" dinner at the Schaumburg Ram Restaurant & Brewery.

"It is our honor to have these ladies here. What a special evening for our staff to host this group," said Ram manager Greg Wiedman.

Georgette Frank, Gold Star Mom and president of The Heart Of A Marine Foundation said, "Spouses are the backbone and strength of our veterans. …

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