Real People, Real Stories…
Each year, BFW Charities receives countless expressions of gratitude and appreciation for meeting a variety of needs. The stories that we hear are encouraging, and they increase our desire to expand our reach. Below are just a few of these testimonies.
Medical Research and Grants
Veteran Pain Program
Video Testimonies from Veterans
Tim P.’s Testimony *New!
Mark’s Testimony *New!
Josh’s Testimony *New!
Written Testimonies from Veterans
“When I first started coming here I had a stabbing pain in my lower back. Since my last four visits, my pain has decreased and I am now able to work out for longer periods of time. I sleep better, I and others around me have noticed a decrease of irritability in my mood, and I am able to better perform my duties at my job. I highly suggest this program to anyone who may be suffering from chronic pain. It has done me wonders and I know it can help others too.” – Ken T.
“First of all, I find it a total selfless act that someone would go out of their way to help others with their pain, especially veterans. I find the benefits of The Ultimate Wellness Center to be multifaceted. From the commencement of my program here, I have noticed many benefits and changes among these, and most importantly, reduced pain and increased flexibility. As if these were not enough, I also reap the benefits of a
knowledgeable, professional staff. In conclusion, The Ultimate Wellness Center is in every way a boon to mankind.” – Kevin M.
“When I first started coming here I was having severe pain from when I was in the military and since then every time I come here it gets a little bit better. I am so thankful for the program and the staff.” – Lawrence C.
“The people here really care about you, the entire person. I am always greeted when I walk in by name. My pain has been greatly reduced. I can’t thank you enough for the grant I have received so I can receive the care I need.” – Sarah D.
“I served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1982-1986. During my tour of duty I did some damage to my knee. Over the next 30+ years I did more and more damage which eventually led to arthroscopy on both my knees and two hip replacements before I turned 47! I chanced a 5K run/walk. I ran, being a thick headed machine. Improving, adapting and overcoming as all marines do, I would slide my feet and run/skate so as not to re-damage my hips. Well, I didn’t finish last and I carried the colors the entire way! In July 2011, I met Mr. Doug Huseby at the MCCC meeting. He showed his wellness program and invited me in for an assessment. The staff was great. They took, and continued to take, outstanding care of me to the point where I can now sprint full speed for at least 50 yards! I’ve been a client for a month now and am amazed at what they have been able to do for me!” – Vinnie H.
“My client was struggling on disability income without a comfortable bed and no money to afford a new one. Your support made a real difference to her. She is now sleeping in comfort for the first time in years!” – Theresa
“S. Butler received a bed/mattress that supports her back after having surgery two times after a work accident in 2008. She previously had to go between sleeping on her old mattress or the couch. Without this donation she still would continue to have sleepless nights while trying to go to school full time.” – Kim K.
“Thank you so much for donating 3 beds to the (referred family). They made a huge difference in the family’s life, and they were so excited to receive them. We appreciate the support you provide to the families we work with.” - Katie B.
“Thank you and BFW Charities for the four beds that were provided for the St. Cloud Salvation Army’s Central Minnesota Transitional Housing Program. Because of the four beds that were given to the (referred family), it played a large part in their continued success in living independently and in permanent housing. Thank you.” - Diane M.
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful chair that you recently donated to me. I wrote a letter to you company regarding my physical disabilities and the need for a chair. Becasue of the kind people at your company that took the time to read my letter, you have made living with CP just a little easier. Therefore, once again, I thank you sincerely.” – Tammy W.
“I am very grateful for the furniture from BFW Charities. Now my twins have a dresser for their clothes and me and my kids have a sofa to sit on! Thank you BFW Charities, very much. S.Y.”
More testimonials coming soon!