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Fisher House - Portal - Community Voices

Published on 09/04/23 / In Entertainment

Former Navy submarine officer, Lonnie Randle, has been at the VA's long term care facility in Augusta, Georgia since 2007. Nadean, his wife of 52 years, visited him every day until the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She hasn't seen her husband in person since March, but thanks to the Veterans' nonprofit Fisher House she's still able to see him virtually using Portal from Facebook.

“He had a smile from ear to ear when we first started it. And that seems to kind of bounce him back, you know.”

Since the pandemic started, Fisher House has distributed 160 Portal TVs to VA facilities across the country, allowing Veterans to stay close to their families, even when they can't be in the same room.

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