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FALL 2018

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Navy Safe Harbor Foundation Support MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST SEAMAN ORLANDO RAMOS that the Navy's mission is rst, but it makes it di- cult when he gets his own mission: to get well. And Safe Harbor made a big impact on Dennis, because not only did they step in to help when the Navy could not, but they stuck by his side. "Safe Harbor was part of that all the way through, they truly were by my side calling me every year," Dennis said. "It was pretty amazing to tell the truth. €ey would call just to see how I was doing. "€ey've helped me out and never really forgotten about me," he added. "I don't want to make it sound like the Navy didn't, but Navy Safe Harbor did things the Navy quite simply couldn't." Dennis said he had to deal with serious nancial issues and a lapse in health care that caused problems for his family — a frustrating reality for a man who had served his country and had a tremendous level of education (two graduate degrees) and lots of skillsets, but is too sick to work. "Safe Harbor stepped in and took the bull by the horns, and within 20 days got me back on PDRL (Perma- nent Disability Retired List), so I was eligible for my bene- ts," he said. Dennis said lots of people have helped him on his journey, but Safe Harbor stood out by sticking around. "Safe Harbor is truly still here," he said. Daniel Taylor is editor of Navy Magazine. He also serves as Director of Communications and Legislative Aairs for AUSN. 9 Association of the United States Navy GIVE ONLINE, BY MAIL, OR PHONE There's no time like the present. Give today and your gift will be helping tomorrow. Visit SafeHarborFoundation.org to donate. U.S. Marine Corp, Sgt. Chris Chandler competes in the backstroke swim competition during the 2006 Paralym- pics Military Summit, held on board Naval Medical Center San Diego. The Paralympics Military Summit is held to help disabled veterans and active duty military personnel, many of them amputees from the war in Iraq, to strengthen their lives through sports and team building experiences. Navy Safe Harbor Foundation is fortunate to have the support of families, friends, military members, and community. The organization asks that we as Americans, all do our part to help the seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by volunteering, participating in a fund- raising event, or making a donation . . . your support is greatly appreciated! SAFE HARBOR

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