Jun 13 2017

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Limousine and Lunch for the Veterans Administration Medical Center
and Fisher House in Washington, D.C.

Our ‘Limo and Lunch’ event was held for 8 first-time ‘Limo Lunchers’. The group included 4 Military Service Veterans and 4 Caregivers. Our limo driver was the gregarious Irishman Hugh O’Brady and our FUMC escort was Allen Kriskowski. The lunch was held at the picturesque Tony and Joe’s Restaurant on ‘K’ Street in Georgetown overlooking the Potomac River, Kennedy Center and the infamous Watergate Complex.

  • Katrina Pena from Austin, Texas is the caregiver for her father, Gulf War Veteran US Marine Joseph Pena who is undergoing treatment. He was a ‘ranked’ USA wrestler in his younger days. Semper Fi.
  • Timothy Van de Heyde, a US Navy Veteran from Fort Lauderdale, Florida is receiving pain management treatment.
  • Shermyonne Jones is Mother and Caregiver to her US Air Force Veteran son William. He is receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
  • Newton Snelson, a Korean War US Army Veteran from Marietta, Georgia is being treated at the VA Medical Center accompanied by his sister and caregiver Rozzie Bell.
  • Patricia Poggi is the caregiver for her son, US Navy Retired Commander, Matthew Poggi, who due to his medical condition, was unable to attend.  He is receiving treatment for multiple medial difficulties. Matthew is a Doctor of Radiation Oncology. While on active duty, Matthew was stationed at: The National Institute of Health, Walter Reed and at medical facilities located in San Diego, Washington DC and Los Angeles.  Patricia is a Doctor of Education. She and Matthew reside in Pleasant Valley, NY.

We had a great time on another beautiful, sunny day. Some took doggie bag deserts back to Fisher House and the Medical Center. All thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food that are the trademarks of Tony and Joe’s Restaurant experience and were very appreciative of those who made the Limo and Lunch possible