Meet Shawn P., retired US Air Force Colonel, veteran of multiple deployments, accomplished pilot and SALUTE, INC. client. Shortly after retiring from active duty Shawn suffered a severe cerebral aneurysm. SALUTE learned of Shawn’s circumstances while he was a patient at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). Currently, Shawn is fighting to recover at Winning Wheels, a convalescent care facility specializing in younger victims of traumatic brain injury located in Prophetstown, Illinois. SALUTE is assisting his mother who is his primary caregiver by paying her rent at a nearby apartment. This allows Shawn’s mom to be actively involved in facilitating his treatment. In addition, SALUTE has coordinated a prolific letter writing effort by a local high school. Letters of encouragement are read to, or by him on a daily basis. Shawn continues to steadily improve and is responding particularly well to music therapy. This is not surprising considering his past accomplishments in several choirs, prior to, and during his 24 years of Air Force service.
“Words are so inadequate to express our gratitude for your generosity. The help comes when we need it most.” Karen P., Mom & Caregiver