Hero at Home was born from the author’s personal experience – life with a catastrophically war wounded husband, and their three young daughters.
Mike’s daughters never knew anything was “wrong or different” with their dad until other people started to tell them and it was one experience at preschool that spurred Sarah to action. A fellow preschool classmate asked why Grace’s dad didn’t have a leg and proclaimed it to be, “weird and gross” prompting Sarah to provide a tactical tool to easily explain her family’s story, and the story of America’s wounded heroes in an easy way for young children, from preschool through elementary age, to understand and celebrate military service.
100% of proceeds from Hero at Home benefit The Independence Fund’s programs for catastrophically wounded Veterans and their families
“In Hero at Home, Sarah Verardo teaches Americans of every age how to view the wounds of our veterans with that same level of understanding and compassion. Through a sweet and patriotic tale, Sarah reminds our nation of the pride and respect we owe those who served and their loved ones.”
– Senator Elizabeth Dole
“As a pediatrician, I know kids need help processing the changes that come when a parent has an injury or illness. Hero at Home is a heartfelt, one-of-a-kind book that simply and beautifully explains to children the life of our wounded heroes and their families. This book is the perfect start to a conversation we all need to have about our heroes that return home with new challenges in daily life.”
– Mark S. Reynolds, MD