Having served six years in the Army, and being honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant, Donald Skyler of Denison, Texas was activated and deployed to Iraq (2004-2005) to advise the new Iraqi Army.
As an Intelligence Advisor, SKyler worked with Iraqi personnel and Coalition Forces to assist the Iraqis to become more self-sufficient, which included conducting free elections to adopt a constitution and elect new leadership.
After he completed Combat Basic Training, Officer Candidate School, as well as his Officer Basic Course. While deployed to Iraq, Skyler led 88 combat patrols, where all the soldiers in his unit returned home safely. During his combat operations in Iraq, Skyler received the Combat Action Badge, as well as other military honors and awards.
Donald met and married Lisa Marie Warren in May 2006, and in February 2007 gave birth to their daughter Madison Olivia Skyler.
Lisa became ill in September 2009 with various illnesses being treated for each as they occurred and was finally referred to a specialist in January 2010 when she was finally diagnosed with Ovarian cancer: Often lethal, this cancer is hard to detect because it mimics those of other illnesses.
Lisa has now been diagnosed as stage 5 and is bed ridden with her husband, mother and father in-law and step mother all chipping in to care for her as she had wanted to be home.
As most who are care givers know, this can be mentally, emotionally and physically draining on family members with care and attendance 24/7.
Donald has come to Veterans-For-Change and requested our assistance, and after reviewing his application, verifying and confirming the actual need for home hospice assistance, we need to raise $485 which is 1/3 of the total cost of $1,455.00.
Americare has arrange with two of their prime donors to match dollar for dollar what we raise toward the much needed home hospice care of Lisa.
So I ask again for your help and if we have a few good people out there who are willing to donate $25-$50 each to help Donald, Lisa and Madison get through this very tough time in their life.
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Jim Davis is the son of USMC MGySgt. Lesley Davis (Ret.) who passed away on April 24, 2006, from ALS caused by Agent Orange. His dad’s mission before he passed on was to ensure all veterans, spouses, children, and widows all received the benefits, medical care and attention, and proper facilities from the VA.
Because of the promise made to his dad to carry on the mission, in May 2006 Davis began as a one-man show sending out 535 letters every single week to all members of Congress requesting and politely demanding the fulfill their promises made over the past decades to care for life those who wore the uniform and their families.
Veterans-For-Change was born in August 2006 with a very small membership of 25 people composed of veterans, spouses, widows, family members, and friends and to date continues to grow.