Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Local Redlands Wounded Warrior Heads Out To Event In Style!!


Care Wagon Medical Transport is honored to be a part of this Redlands Disabled Veteran's Journey.

Wounded Warrior Finds Care Wagon Medical Transport For 2:00 AM Transportation
The Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for Military Personnel as part of the International Military Pilgrimage (PMI) is a joint project of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Knights of Columbus. Building on the commitment of both organizations to serve members of the military, the pilgrimage is designed to allow military personnel and their designated caregivers (if applicable) and/or companions to attend the International Military Pilgrimage (Pèlerinage Militaire International or PMI) in Lourdes, France, for a time of resting, praying, healing and connecting with other members of the armed forces from across the world. The 2016 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for Wounded or Disabled Military Personnel for the 58th Annual International Military Pilgrimage will take place May 17-23, 2016.
Care Wagon Medical Transport is extremely honored to be providing the wheelchair accessible transportation for this local disabled veteran, Timothy Doerner for his Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage Experience. The Knights of Columbus council, in conjunction with Supreme Council, is sponsoring Tim's participation in this 2016 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. Tim's traveling companion to Lourdes is his full time caregiver, Laurie Dauenhouer, and her expenses for the trip are also paid by the Warriors to Lourdes Program.
Don O'Neal and the chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Council, Father Donald Kinney, were present for Tim and Laurie’s ground transportation that began their exciting week long journey. Don was extremely pleased with the wheelchair accessible transportation service he had arranged in advance with Care Wagon Medical Transport and had this to say about the experience:
"This company is FANTASTIC! Searching the internet for some medical transportation company that would handle transport of a wheelchair-bound disabled Veteran to our local airport at 2:00 am, I was being met with much nonsupport. Most of the ones I called would not even TALK to me, after I said the trip would be at 2:00 am., even though all of their ads claimed 24/7 service. When I reached Evelyn at Care Wagon Medical Transport, she was very courteous and helpful, and she issued the contract for transport right away, at a reasonable price! She even called me the evening before the trip, to reassure me that the van would be there on time. Naturally, Audie was there a few minutes early, to make sure the trip went smoothly, as it did. This is the type of company my generation was used to dealing with, but which you can rarely find in this millennium generation!"  ~ Don O'Neal  ~  May 2016

Providing Non Emergency Transportation to local disabled community residents is what Care Wagon Medical Transport is all about. Wheelchair Accessible Transportation is sometimes needed at 2 am and Care Wagon Medical Transport tries hard to provide many important services whenever needed, 24/7. Care Wagon's Customer Reviews Page shares many reviews from more real clients just like this one. Care Wagon Medical Transport truly appreciates the sacrifices and successes made by our military service members ~ past and present.

Our Featured Wounded Warrior

Timothy Doerner was born at March AFB Hospital, in Riverside and comes from a military family.  He attended Westminster High School, as well as several Department of Defense schools in Europe. Tim is a resident of Redlands, and a member of Council 3109 and The Holy Name of Jesus Parish.  Tim was an Army Ranger, and he was seriously injured in a parachuting accident while on active duty.  He is permanently confined to a wheelchair.  He is now 53 years old, and he has been confined to that wheelchair for maybe 30 years.  Tim is a devout Catholic, and he maintains a positive outlook on life, and seems to always be in good spirits. When asked why he choose to live in Redlands, Tim said it's because of the quality of care provided by the Loma Linda VA Medical Center. Tim’s traveling companion to Lourdes is Laurie Dauenhauer, his full time caregiver. Her expenses for the trip are also paid by the Warriors to Lourdes Program.  Laurie is a longtime resident of Redlands and both she and her parents are actively involved in the Redlands Footlighters Theater Group.

The 2016 Wounded Warriors Pilgrimage

Don't forget!

May is National Military Appreciation Month

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country.

May was selected because it has most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military's achievements. These days include Loyalty Day, which was established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe on May 8, 1945, Armed Forces Day created in 1949, Military Spouse Appreciation Day established in 1984, and of course the best known of the May holidays, Memorial Day.

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