Sarah Verardo is a caregiver to her husband Michael, one of the most severely wounded Veterans from the Global War on Terror. While serving as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan, he sustained catastrophic and life changing injuries in 2010. His long road home has included more than 100 surgeries and years of speech, visual, physical and occupational therapies. Sarah has dedicated her life to the care and recovery of her husband, and to Veterans and Caregivers nationwide. As a respected and frequent contributor for Fox News, CNN, and other national publications, Sarah shares their family’s story of surviving surviving. They proudly continue their service on the Homefront by working with the White House, Senior Members of Congress and other Nonprofit Organizations to enact real change for Wounded Heroes and their families.
“Hero at Home” was inspired by the author’s personal family journey: having three young daughters and a catastrophically wounded Veteran husband. Grace’s dad is an inspiration to so many, but he is not the only one in his family who deals with scars of war.
aThe book is dedicated to the brave men of Bravo Company, 2-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, who fought alongside Grace’s dad—the ones who came home, and in loving memory of the ones who did not. An important read for those wishing to embrace the Wounded Heroes in their community and better understand that for these Heroes, the fight doesn’t end when they return home.
The mission continues and is a family affair. Injuries from military service can be both visible and invisible. “Hero at Home” celebrates the contribution that our Veterans have made, and shines a light on how vital it is to embrace these special families.
“Sarah hopes that ‘Hero at Home’ will help others to better understand the journey of a military family.”
“…in writing the book, Sarah became a ‘Hero at Home’ herself, as well as a hero to other disabled veterans…”
“She wrote a children’s book defending her dignity — the ‘handsome hero’ who lost 2 limbs in Afghanistan”
– The Washington Post
“…the Verardo family realized the need for a children’s book that could explain the wounds sustained by many veterans.”
– ABC News Radio