A huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated items and participated in our 2018 Silent Auction
Your generosity helped raise a record $26,760 to benefit America’s Fund!
HCCA hosted our 4th Annual Silent Auction to Benefit America’s Fund at the 2018 Compliance Institute. America’s Fund is a charity created to provide resources and financial support to critically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
America’s Fund was selected at the charity of choice after hearing how they helped HCCA member, Kim Lansford, and her son, Staff Sergeant (SSG) Justin Lansford. To read their remarkable story, and what America’s Fund did for them, see below.
Please contact Jill.Burke@corporatecompliance.org.
America’s Fund and Justin Lansford’s Story
On April 23, 2012, SSG Lansford was severely injured when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle, while he was in the gun turret. The vehicle was completely flipped, with SSG Lansford trapped underneath it for more than 30 minutes, while his fellow soldiers worked to lift the truck off of him. As a result of the explosion, SSG Lansford suffered the loss of his left leg above the knee, crush injuries to his right leg and ankle, a ruptured spleen, damage to his liver and pancreas, two collapsed lungs, a broken back, burns to his right arm, as well as other injuries. Justin spent four months in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center recovering, and pushed through another two years of physical therapy.
Read our interview with Justin Lansford,
Featured in the December 2017 issue of Compliance Today
During the course of his recovery, Justin and his family received tremendous support from America’s Fund. After being injured, Justin was flown from Afghanistan to Germany for treatment. America’s Fund made contact with Justin and his family in Germany, just days after his injury. They provided support and necessary items that that the family left behind in the United States due to their rapid departure to be at Justin’s bedside. America’s Fund also provided assistance with maintaining the family’s Pennsylvania home during the months they were at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland assisting with Justin’s recovery and rehabilitation. Their involvement didn’t stop after Justin’s discharge from Walter Reed. They have been an integral part of his recovery ever since. They have provided needed support, adaptive equipment and have sponsored therapeutic trips to aide in Justin’ recovery. With the help of America’s Fund, Justin is doing well. He’s currently working on his bachelor’s degree, majoring in political science, with a minor in Islamic world studies. He has taken up hand-cycling as an alternative cardio exercise. To date, Justin has hand-cycled the Army 10 Miler, Chicago Marathon, and the Boston Marathon. On October 3, 2015, Justin married his longtime girlfriend, Carol, with his service dog, Gabe, acting as best man.