Day eight of Wishbook is about helping those who help others.
With more than 400,000 troops injured in the last 12 years of war, thousands of military spouses and family members have been called into new roles as caregivers. While their loved ones deal with the lifelong ramifications of injuries sustained supporting their country, these caregivers often navigate a litany of doctor’s appointments and red tape, while also keeping the family in order and many times taking on the role of primary breadwinner.
For all these reasons, we established USO Caregivers Conferences. These daylong getaways - held at locations near military bases in the United States - give caregivers a chance to bond, discuss their daily obstacles and learn from each other while also taking lessons from experts on how to deal with stress, manage expectations and raise a family in what sometimes seems to be an impossible situation.
With just a few clicks, you can help these caregivers on their journey to more fulfilling lives for their families.
More from the USO
May 25, 2017
NBC's 'This Is Us' Cast Visits Service Members and Military Families on USO Tour at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
It was a morning to remember. A group of stars from NBC’s “This Is Us” – Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan – spent a morning visiting service members and their families at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as part of a USO entertainment tour.
May 24, 2017
After Struggling to Find His Place in the World, Marine Finds Two Families – and His Place in Both
Deron Johnson didn't plan on joining the military, but he ended up a Marine. He also didn't anticipate becoming a fraternity brother at Texas A&M, but then came Theta Chi and its history of supporting the military - and the USO.
May 15, 2017
USO Operation Birthday Cake Brings the Party to Service Members in Japan
When Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey Lee received an urgent call to head to his work station one morning, he thought there was something seriously wrong, but there was no emergency. Instead, he walked into his own surprise birthday celebration, courtesy of his wife, USO Yokosuka and the Operation Birthday Cake Program.