A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Fisher House is a 'home away from home' for military patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and their loved ones.
Due to the world class care carried out at QEHB, and the lessons learnt from the battlefield, servicemen and women survive injuries today that they would have died from just a few years ago.
But for their families, the knock at the door is something they dread.
When we speak to families, they tell us that when they hear their loved one is injured they just want to get to Birmingham as soon as possible, without any thought about where they will stay when they get there.
Fisher House is here for them: a “home away from home” within walking distance of the hospital.
We wanted to make a film that showcases the impact this charity has on the soldiers and their families. Speaking with them candidly and letting them open up to us, we captured some rare moments of men and women who have literally been to hell and back, talking about their experiences for the first time since being injured.
The project is totally run on donations by everyday people and businesses, and this film was made to raise awareness and help secure some much needed funding to keep it going.