During his 15 years as an infantryman, Army veteran Staff Sergeant (SSG) Smith (ret.) served three overseas tours – two in Iraq; one in Afghanistan. In October in 2014, he retired from the Army as a result of an amputation below the knee. He has undergone multiple surgeries on his leg through this year. Because of pain, he found it easiest to sleep with his leg elevated. Unfortunately, he was not able to do so in a regular bed, so he began sleeping in the recliner in his living room. This was not only extremely uncomfortable, but it left his wife to sleep alone in their room.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Wish For Our Heroes (W4OH) learned of the soldier’s situation in early summer of 2017 via the Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) Program in Colorado Springs. Our contact advised us of SSG Smith’s wish for an adjustable bed and mattress that would allow him to sleep in the same room as his wife again. The ability to raise/lower the bed to accommodate his amputation would substantially reduce his pain and afford him a better night’s sleep.
Thanks to the generosity and cooperation of Denver Mattress, W4OH was able to grant this wish. The Denver Mattress management team was incredibly supportive and eager to help, making it possible for W4OH to purchase a suitable bed frame and mattress for SSG Smith, finally allowing him to sleep comfortably with his wife.
SSG Smith, from all of us at Denver Mattress and W4OH: Thank you for your courage and sacrifice in defending our country!