In the tradition of
LOVE - HONOR - MUSIC
The
HEART STRINGS FOR HEROES FOUNDATION
has specially selected,
along with the cooperation & partnership from the Military Order of the Purple Heart,
the following service men & women,
injured in the line of duty.
All of these HEROES listed below have sacrificed their lives
and have sustained mental and or physical injuries
while defending our cities, states & country.
Each recipient below was gifted an instrument of healing by the
HEART STRINGS FOR HEROES FOUNDATION.
These guitars were presented at community events
NATION WIDE
to assist in their ongoing mental and physical therapy.
We use music therapy to heal their minds, bodies and souls.
In addition, we are saving lives from as many as 22 veteran PTSD suicides a day.



HEART STRINGS FOR HEROES
 GUITAR RECIPIENT - HONOREES


Craig Gross (father of son K.I.A. in Afghanistan) 
Cpl Joshua White (US Army)-(double amputee)
Cpl Mike Kistel (Us Army)-(survivor of 4 IED explosions)
Cpl Mike Vail (US Army)-(paralyzed in Iraq)
Cpl Bret Menardski (US Army)-(quadriplegic, paralyzed in Afghanistan)
Sgt. Max David Gauhier (US Army)-(amputee Afghanistan)
Sgt. Todd Armbruster (US Army)-(double amputee)
Sgt David Croft (US Army)-(K.I.A. Baghdad, Iraq) Bother Tyler Croft accepts on his behalf.
Cpl. Justin Gaertner (US Army)-(double amputee, IED blast - Marjah, Afghanistan)
Sgt. Claude Normandeau (Canadian Armed Forces) (shot in chest, ptsd, Afghanistan) 
SSG E-6 Brian Bentley (US Army)-(traumatic brain injury, ptsd) (Afghanistan) (Purple Heart recipient)
Sgt Michael Jackson (US Army)-(disabled by rocket fire/shrapnel) (Purple Heart recipient)
Steve Surface (US Army)-(Survived IED attack) (Purple Heart recipient) 
Deputy Troy Savetz (Pinellas County Sheriff, Retired US Army Marine) Injured in suicide rescue.
Michael Delancey (US Army, MARINE) Paralyzed by sniper attack in Iraq
John Yagelka (Assistant Fire Warden World Trade Tower 1) Survivor of Sept. 11th Attack
Michele & Don Carey (Gold Star Mother/Father) Parents of fallen soldier K.I.A. Cpl. Barton R. Humlhanz
Kevin Bruffet (US Army) Injured in Afghanistan, Sept. 25th - 2012 (Purple Heart recipient)
Carl Moore (US Army) Injured in Afghanistan, June 4th - 2013 (Purple Heart recipient)
Dimitri DelCastillo (US Army) K.I.A. June 25th - 2011 - Afghanistan (Purple Heart recipient)
Ross Quarnoccio (US Army Ranger) Injured in Vietnam - 1970 (Purple Heart recipient)
SSG Michael Anthony Fradera (Us Army, MARINE) Injured Aug. 17th - 2007 IRAQ (Purple Heart recipient)
Joseph Garrido (US Army, MARINE) Injured in Anah IRAQ Oct. 27th - 2007 (Purple Heart recipient)
Michael Spears (US Army, MARINE) Injured in Afghanistan 2006
James Copeland - Vietnam Combat Veteran, Injured in Vietnam (2 X Purple Heart recipient)
Chris Gray -  Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart recipient)
Felix Garcia - Injured in the battle of Fallujah Iraq (2 X Purple Heart recipient)
Donald Brown - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart recipient)
Paul Cagle - Injured in Korean War (Purple Heart recipient)
Michael Hotz - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart recipient)
Kelly Pounds - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Matthew Cooke - Victim of Domestic Terrorism/Fort Hood (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Jesse Gladney - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Edwin Canter - Injured in World War 2 (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
William Huffaker - Injured in Vietnam (2x Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Michael Mescavage - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Jason Johns - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Heath Soelzer - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Connie Johnson - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal recipient) 
Richard Small - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal recipient)
Robert "BJ" Jackson - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Douglas Duvall - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Colonel John Bircher - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Hershel Gober - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Ryan Wilson - Injured in Iraq  (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Alejandro Rodriguez - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Andy Viola - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Glen Beaulieu - Injured in Panama (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Jonathan Mills - Injured in Iraq & Afghanistan (2X Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Patrick McElrath - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Cpl. Michael Gentile - Injured in Iraq - Injured all 3 Tours (Pending Purple Heart)
Sgt. Jorge Zapata - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
US Marine - John Dougan - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Charles Dykes - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
William McCaw - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Michael Lee - US Army - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Tiffany Hudgins - Marine - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)
Jonny Flores - US Army - Injured in Baghdad Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Michael Jernigan - Marine - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Robert Kilmartin - US Army - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Joel Tavera - US Army - Injured in Iraq (Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal Recipient)

Kevin Deary - US Army - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Greg Amira - US Army - Injured in 911 (Twin Towers) & Iraq (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Jason Carter - US Army - Injured in Afghanistan (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Mal Clingan - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Richard Weltz - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

James Holland - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Michael Nemesh - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Allen Spare - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Lauren Montoya - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Ben Kopp/ accepted by mother Jill Stephenson - (KIA - Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Zigmund Laska - Marine - Injured in Vietnam (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

James Smith - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

David Middlebrooks - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Neil Van Ess - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Fred Taylor - (Purple Heart Medal Recipient)

Joel C Graves - (Bronze Star Recipient)


 











"We are proud to partner with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
in our STRONG, MUTUAL PASSION and support
 of the ongoing healing our wounded HEROES.

Their new video WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN,
is a testament of the shocking reality of PTSD
and how all of our organizations can assist in saving the lives
of these brave men & women."


Wade Sabourin - President - Founder ~ HEART STRINGS FOR HEROES 




A MESSAGE FROM - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH



“We wanted to do something impactful to help our veterans in need. With this video and the accompanying campaign we hope to shed more light on the seriousness of their issues. The statistics are shocking, and if any change is to take place it will start with general public awareness. We have been playing numerous military shows but wanted to do more; educate, reach out and donate to the organizations that are making a difference to better the lives of our veterans.”
- FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH -
Heart Strings For Heroes brings light to a soldiers struggle with PTSD, and how he is using wood working to ease his pain. By clicking on the photo above, you can lend your support to his plight.... and have one of this HEROES creations sent to you!

Heart Strings For Heroes brings light to a soldiers struggle with PTSD, and how he is using wood working to ease his pain. By clicking on the photo above, you can lend your support to his plight.... and have one of this HEROES creations sent to you!

Purple Heart Recipient - Michael Jackson & Heart Strings for Heroes founder,  Wade Sabourin.  - Onstage at: Heart Strings for Heroes DAYTONA BEACH HONORSFEST - 2014

Purple Heart Recipient - Michael Jackson & Heart Strings for Heroes founder, Wade Sabourin. - Onstage at: Heart Strings for Heroes DAYTONA BEACH HONORSFEST - 2014

 Michael Delancey - Wounded/paralyzed in a sniper attack, in IRAQ. This incredible MARINE/HERO is still giving back and has helped the people in Haiti, while still in his current state, confined to a wheel chair. His inspiration was felt by 5000 people as Heart Strings for Heroes honored him, gave him a HSFH foundation guitar at a local music festival. Thank-you for your duty!

Michael Delancey - Wounded/paralyzed in a sniper attack, in IRAQ. This incredible MARINE/HERO is still giving back and has helped the people in Haiti, while still in his current state, confined to a wheel chair. His inspiration was felt by 5000 people as Heart Strings for Heroes honored him, gave him a HSFH foundation guitar at a local music festival. Thank-you for your duty!

Heart Strings For Heroes presents a custom painted guitar to the family of fallen soldier, Cpl Frank Gross. Craig and Toni Gross attend many HSFH events, and Craig sings a song he wrote about his son... at every HSFH event.... very touching indeed.

Heart Strings For Heroes presents a custom painted guitar to the family of fallen soldier, Cpl Frank Gross. Craig and Toni Gross attend many HSFH events, and Craig sings a song he wrote about his son... at every HSFH event.... very touching indeed.

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Letters of appreciation written to Heart Strings for Heroes
-
Thank you for everything you guys do for your country
and all you do for our wounded brothers in arms
it's heroes like you...true patriots like yourselves that make all the difference.
Best wishes to you and yours
respectfully
SSG Paul S Drum
Combat Veteran OIF 07-08, 09-10



Wade, I want you to know that I think what you do for Our Wounded Brothers & Sisters is awesome. Through the love of Music, you help to rebuild lives, one note at a time. How do I know this… two of the pictures below are of me. I know it helped me through some really tough times. It takes a Special type person to care, and give freely like you do. I am very Proud to know you. Know that Veterans are a very close knit group and we highly appreciate those who “Give Back” to those who have Given so much for Our Freedom. I am most humbled….. I salute You……. Kurt “ The Scorp”