URGENT Mail call!

Friends- we recently received a mail call request for a WWII veteran currently in Hospice card, living abroad in Taiwan.

“Mr. Thomaschek is 90 years old and has lived in Asia most of his adult life, most recently in Taiwan.  He is without many financial resources and his care situation isn’t good–the hospice cares almost exclusively for AIDS patients and isn’t well-equipped to meet the needs of someone in his situation.

Mr. Thomaschek was born in New York in the 1920s and is a WWII vet. He entertained the boys with stories from the war years–the weeks spent crossing the Atlantic, the invasion of southern France that he was part of, the liberation of Paris, being injured by an artillery blast and spending months in the hospital before traveling home to New York on the Queen Elizabeth II. He’s led a fascinating life and loves to tell stories.

Mr. Thomaschek never married, though he wanted to. He has no family left in the U.S. We are still trying to figure out if there are any tangible ways we can improve his situation.  He doesn’t speak Chinese and no one at the hospice speaks English; I know he gets lonely and would appreciate cards and notes to send him a little cheer.”

We are calling on everyone to flood Mr. Thomaschek’s hospice room with cards from back home, thanking him for his service and sending him kind words to help fill his day.  Please spread the word to your friends and family!

Note: international mailing prices are higher (currently $1.20 per letter)
Mr. Frank Thomaschek
c/o Mike Everett
PO Box 39-875
Taipei 100
Taiwan, ROC

You can also send domestic to a friend who will be passing along all US cards in one lump batch:

Mr. Frank Thomaschek
C/O Alaina Carter
2700 Dartmouth Rd #9
Alexandria VA 22314

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