Fluke Accident in Iraq Leaves Local Marine Severely Burned; Trouble Sleeping
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds and leading nonprofit donate bed to local vet to help him sleep soundly
[USPRwire, Mon Mar 03 2008] Stephen Boisvert, USMC (Ret.) was injured in Iraq in 2005, when he was deployed there with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines. After only two and a half months in Iraq, in March of 2005 a flare exploded in his pocket leaving his right leg severely burned. Since he was medically discharged from the Marines in 2006, he says that getting to sleep at night can be a problem because of his injuries.
This week, Boisvert learned that he might be able to sleep a little easier because the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (CSAH) the leading nongovernmental provider of emergency financial aid to severely wounded troops from the War on Terror, and Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds are donating a bed to him, free-of-charge because of his service.
“Craftmatic is extremely proud to be able to offer LCpl. Boisvert this new bed,” said Eric Kraftsow, Elevation Bed, LLC owners of the Craftmatic trademark. “Craftmatic knows that by donating these adjustable beds, it can greatly help those who have been wounded sleep more comfortably, and more soundly. We sincerely hope that LCpl. Boisvert can get the sleep that he so greatly deserves once he tries his new bed.”
Craftmatic and CSAH have teamed up to donate one bed a week in 2008 to a severely wounded veteran, through CSAH’s Family Support Network and the Craftmatic Cares program.
“I really appreciate this new bed and am looking forward to trying it out,” said Boisvert. “With my burns, it is sometimes hard to get to sleep at night. I think this adjustable bed will help with that. Maybe now I won’t toss and turn as much at night.”
CSAH and Craftmatic first met Boisvert at the Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute, the largest gathering of severely wounded troops in Orlando, FL sponsored by CSAH last December. When they learned about his incredible story, they knew that he had to be the next veteran to receive a free Craftmatic bed, courtesy of Elevation Beds, owners of the Craftmatic ® trademark.
For more information about Craftmatic, please visit www.CraftmaticCares.com.
For more information about CSAH, please visit www.saluteheroes.org.
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About Craftmatic Adjustable Beds:
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds first began marketing electrically adjustable beds specifically designed for use in the world's bedrooms over 30 years ago. Today, Craftmatic is one of the world’s best known and respected trademarks for quality products. Craftmatic Adjustable beds are available in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
Over 1,000,000 Craftmatic Adjustable Beds are now in use in customer bedrooms around the world and attest to the fact that our unique beds are as durable as they are attractive and comfortable.
For more information, please visit www.CraftmaticCares.com.
About the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes:
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is a 501 (c)(3), non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families rebuild their lives. The organization is the top nongovernmental association helping wounded troops from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and since its 2004 inception, has assisted over 6,000 troops.
Over $11 million dollars has been distributed to date to prevent car repossessions and utility shut-offs while trips to sporting events, entertainment parks, and shows help service members boost morale, break the boredom of the routine of recuperation and help reintegrate wounded troops into civilian life. The annual all expense paid Road to Recovery Conference provides seminars, career counseling, job fairs, evaluations, and inspirational success stories.
For more information or to learn how you can help, please visit the website at www.saluteheroes.org.