“Asi que, I’m working part-time, no money, and then the organization who might have taken him was unable to accommodate the need for two caregivers. I finally just went, Let’s get this done in a way that works best for him,” Heinrichs said.
To raise the money to get a second caregiver
— Heinrichs turned to GoFundMe
. After about a week she exceeded the
$ 5,000 goal and then some
. Schab will now have three caregivers to allow Heinrichs and her husband so time off
“The idea that complete strangers donated money even beyond what was needed made me cry. People did something kind when that seems in short supply,” ella dijo.
Both said they are grateful for the generosity of others, and the opportunity to have Schab there in person. El domingo, he’s going to be conducting the PACFLEET band at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Schab has attended the ceremony a few times in his life and said every time he does, it brings him a sense of wonder.
“I like that when I go there are reminders of people and things from a long time ago. People I miss. It brings back memories,” él dijo.
Heinrichs acknowledges this could be her dad’s last time attending the ceremony, and implores this generation to get to know some veterans.
“But really that they have so much to offer people and they need to ask the questions and have them tell them their stories. This generation especially. We are losing them so often,” ella dijo. “They have a lot to offer. Give them the time.”
Last year was the first year no survivors or eye witnesses were in attendance for the ceremony
, debido a la pandemia. According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs
, solo 240,329 del 16 million Americans who served in World War II are still alive in