Decked from top to bottom, the Orlando VA Fisher House is a must see!
Walt Disney World VoluntEARS joined forces with Disney SALUTE to turn the 14,500-square feet home into a winter wonderland! With Christmas trees in one hand and ornaments in the other, Disney transformed the home into magic. From the decadent wreaths outside to the dazzling lights and flocked Christmas trees indoors, the Fisher House truly feels like a home-away-from-home for Veterans and loved ones this holiday season.“It’s never easy to be away from home for an extended period of time, and it’s even harder during the holidays,” said Terri Turner, Manager of Orlando VA Fisher House. “Disney transformed our home into a winter wonderland and has brought our families so much joy—it’s impossible not to feel cheerful in the midst of all this sparkle.” As Disney does best, they welcomed the guests with arms wide open to take part in decorating. Carefully selected and strategically placed, each of the eight trees found throughout the two stories includes a hidden Mickey. Although a small act, the time spent decorating and spotting the hidden Mickeys allowed Veterans and loved ones to step outside of their medical treatment and to simply smile and share laughter.
As said best by U.S. Air Force Veteran Edgardo Maldonado, “The Fisher House is an oasis in the middle of the desert.”What one dreams about waking up to— holiday music, the smell of fresh baked cookies and Disney under one roof— Veterans and loved ones got the chance of a lifetime to experience.As Veterans too, some of the VoluntEARS had a special connection to bringing cheer and brightening the holidays for their fellow brothers and sisters who need it most. The special touch from Disney truly embodies what the holiday season is all about- Giving.To see the décor with your very own eyes, be sure to mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Orlando VA Fisher House Holiday Open House on December 3, 2019 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 13800 Veterans Way. To find out how you can make a difference or to learn more about the Fisher House call Terri Turner at 407-631-9800.