My second Salon story: Interview with "Wounded Marine" photographer
My interview with Nina Berman is on the cover of the Saturday edition of Salon.
Berman is the photographer who took the famous picture of wounded Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel on his wedding day.
Renee and Ty's mom were able to stay with Ty while he was recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas because of the generosity of Fisher House, a charity that gives the families of soldiers a place to stay while their loved ones are recovering.
As Nina Berman points out in the interview, medical technology is saving more catastrophically wounded soldiers than in any previous conflict. Many of these troops need long series of operations. They are sent to facilities like Brooke Army that may be far away from their home towns. The government might pay for a family to come out for a week, but that's it.
Fisher House gives families the opportunity to stay close to their loved ones for weeks or months. Ty says that he wouldn't have survived his 19 surgeries at Brooke Army if Renee and his mom hadn't been there to support him. Click here to support the work of this remarkable charity.