Maggie Bilyeu, veteran of the US Army from San Antonio, will be
SAN ANTONIO, Oct 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Wounded Warriors Family Support will present Maggie Bilyeu of San Antonio with a 2021 Ford F-150 truck as part of the 2021 Drive the Journey program powered by Microsoft Employee Giving.
Bilyeu, who joined the US Army in 2015, deployed to Afghanistan shortly after completing his training. Bilyeu and several soldiers were injured by a suicide bomber on November 12, 2016 – two and a half months after his deployment.
Bilyeu was airlifted to a military hospital in Germany and then spent over a month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Bilyeu was treated for life-threatening injuries, including loss of her left leg, left breast and spleen, a broken femur, a split abdomen and diaphragm, seven broken ribs, and partial loss of her. colon, large intestine, and small intestine.
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System Multiple Trauma Rehabilitation Center was Bilyeu’s next stop for another month of physical therapy. She retired medically in February 2020.
“My heart and thanks go to Wounded Warriors Family Support, Microsoft Employee Giving and everyone who participated in this opportunity,” said Bilyeu. “You are the best.”
Bilyeu and Scott Adams, another veteran of the San Antonio Army, will receive the Drive the Journey trucks on October 27 in Irving, Texas. These vehicles will be modified later to meet their needs.
This is the fourth time that Wounded Warriors Family Support has collaborated with Microsoft Employee Giving. In addition to the vehicles, this partnership will also award 10 scholarships of $ 4,000 to high school students who are candidates of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft Employee Giving is about giving back to our wounded veterans who have sacrificed so much,” said Kate McCauley, CEO and President of Wounded Warriors Family Support. “We are honored to present this vehicle to Maggie, so that she can move around more easily in life.”
On Support for the family of wounded warriors
Support for the family of wounded warriors is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been injured, injured or killed in combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated four stars as a non-profit by Charity Navigator, Support for the family of wounded warriors helps veterans and their families heal wounds medicine cannot. For more information on Support for the family of wounded warriors, visit www.wwfs.org.