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Luke's Wings

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1054 31st Street
Suite 540
Washington,  DC 20007
Phone: 202-735-5694

Mission
Luke's Wings provides complimentary airfare to wounded, ill and injured service members and their loved ones to keep them physically connected during recovery and rehabilitation, bringing the mental, emotional and physical support they need.

Email: information@lukeswings.org
Web Site: http://www.lukeswings.org

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Real Life Story

In April of 2009, Corporal Christian Brown joined the United States Marine Corps. He followed in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather, who served as a Commander in the Navy, and his paternal grandfather, who was an enlisted member of the Marine Corps. In December of 2009, he was deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan, during one of the most notable surges in OIF/OEF history. After safely returning home from his first deployment, he was once again deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2011. During his second deployment, Christian led 163 combat missions as a squad leader and was meritoriously promoted to Corporal while in country. 

On December 13, 2011, Christian stepped on an IED (improvised explosive device) in Kajaki, Afghanistan. Injuries he sustained include multi-trauma to both hands and arms, amputation of right leg below the hip joint, left leg amputation above the knee, several internal injuries, battles with pneumonia, and blast wounds requiring skin grafts. From May of 2012 through November of 2014, Christian was involved in intensive rehabilitation involving occupational therapy, physical therapy, pain management, and extracurricular activities at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

After providing over 30 flights, Christian is now back home in Tennessee. "Luke's Wings has helped me by allowing my family to be there every step of the way. My recovery process has not been easy, but it's a relief to know I'll have the support of Luke's Wings, an organization that truly cares about the people they help."



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Reunite wounded warriors with family during their recovery!

When a service member is wounded, their family is given just 3 flights to be bedside for the long and arduous recovery. Support us as we reunite our Nation's heroes with their loved ones during recovery and rehabilitaton. These flights bring the mental, emotional and physical support needed to overcome challenges they face every step of the way.

Visit our website to learn how YOU can make a difference.

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