Joshua Bouchard - House Fire

$36,355 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 587 people in 23 months
Suzanna Sullivan
on behalf of Joshua Bouchard
 GRANBY, MA
On the evening of Monday, December 26 my brother, Marine Sgt. Joshua Bouchard, lost his home in Granby, MA due to a fire. 

In 2009 Joshua lost the bottom part of his left leg and suffered  a spinal cord injury after his truck went over an IED in Afghanistan. After spending three years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, Joshua received his home in 2013 from a nonprofit called Homes for Our Troops based in Taunton, MA. The nonprofit specializes in building specially adapted homes for severally injured veterans.

Joshua and our family are deeply saddend over the loss of this amazing home that has done so much for Joshua's rehabilitation. At this time, Joshua could use the funds received on this gofundme for a new wheelchair, prosthetics, and all household items lost in the fire.

We greatly appreciate all of your help.

Love,
Suzanna (sister of Joshua Bouchard)
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Good Evening Everyone,

I just wanted to write a little update on the status of Joshua and what has transpired over the last week.

A few days after the fire Joshua received a new Ford F-150 courtesy of Boston Wounded Vet Run and Rodman Ford in Foxboro, MA . Joshua and the rest of our family are incredibly grateful for their generosity. Thank you so much for all you do for our military.

Homes for Our Troops, the nonprofit that gifted Joshua's home to him in 2013, has been working with Joshua and has offered to assist with building materials whenever he decides to rebuild. Homes for Our Troops has changed the lives of hundreds of veterans by building specially adapted homes across the United States.

Several people have reached out about donating electric wheelchairs. Thank you so much! Joshua received a wheelchair from the local pharmacy in Granby, MA and the V.A. is expediting him new prosthetics.

Last, over $34,000 has been donated on this gofundme page by over 560 individual donations. This speaks volumes to the community our family is so lucky to be part of. Thank you so much for your selfless donations during Joshua's time of need. The money raised will help Joshua replace material items that were lost in the fire such as clothing, appliances, and furniture.

From our family to yours, Happy New Year and may only good things come your way.

With Love,
Suzanna
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Good Evening Everyone,

My family and I are completely in awe with the generous donations and support we have received near and far. Joshua has been checking in on the gofundme page and wanted me to pass along this message for all of you;

“Thank you for all the kind words, good vibes, and the loving show of support. I’m blessed to live in such a great nation. With your support I’ll be able to start replacing items that were lost in the fire and regain a new sense of normal. God Bless.”

As of 6:30 (18:30 for you military folk) the gofundme page has received $21,262. Above and beyond our original target goal. All of these proceeds will be going directly to Joshua.

We have received a lot of offers from people about donating their wheelchairs, At this time Joshua has received two new wheelchairs, but he wanted to make sure I thanked everyone who offered to donate.

If you’re looking for other ways to lend your support there will be a luncheon on Wednesday, January 18 starting at 11am at the Texas Roadhouse on 424 Broadway in Methuen, MA. Tickets are $25.00 and will include food and refreshments. If you would like to participate please contact; Stephanie Deveau at (603)637-2603 or sdeveau@delta-mgt.com.

Thank you again for your large hearts, commitment to assisting our military, and generous donations.

With so much love,
Suzanna
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As of this morning over 244 people have made individual donations to help my brother start rebuilding his life.

Again, our family is so grateful to friends, family, and the community who have been so selfless during this time.
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Thank you everyone for your generous donations! Joshua and my family are so lucky to have people like you in our community. "Thank you" isn't enough.
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Dillon Childs
23 months ago

Currently deployed for the Air Force, I grew up right on school st in granby. Also I am a licensed electrician, if another house is gunna get built I would like to dedicate my time to wire it. But if not I will do what I can when I return home, for a fellow veteran in need

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Sandy Diamond
23 months ago

Talked to Josh this morning. Putting in rush requests to order him a new wheelchair and prostheses. So sorry-but so relieved he is okay. The Rehab Dept. at the VA. Please call us with any additional needs. 413.584.4040 x2270 is my number. Sandy Diamond, PT

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Candy Meech
23 months ago
9
9

I have an electric wheelchair that you can have. My husband has a new one and wanted to donate the other one to someone who needs one. We live in West Bridgewater if someone can pick it up. Candy M.

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Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
6
6

also, i'm a retired plumber ready to offer help if needed with a new dwelling

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Irene Cottrell
23 months ago
5
5

Thank you all for helping us reach the goal. You are truly incredible people. Even the smallest amount means so much. This will be a great help to start my brother getting back on his "feet" after this terrible tragedy.

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Laurie Chabot Ress
23 months ago
5
5

Josh has always held a special place in our hearts. We have challenged 10 of our facebook friends to donate $25.00 and we'll match each donation of those 10 people. I hope it works. He's so blessed to have such a wonderful supportive family and community.

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Heather Karcher
23 months ago
4
4

We're moving April/May and need to downsize. We have SO MUCH furniture, kitchen stuffs, pet items, etc. We'd be HONORED to give whatever is needed/wanted.

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Jose L Bayron Sr.
23 months ago
4
4

Your brother is a hero, he put his life on the line, there's no monetary compensation that can write off his sacrifice, I he receives enough money and more to bring him the happiness he deserves and earned. I will hope and wish for nothing but the best for him, stay strong and god bless..

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Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
3
3

i would like to offer a brand new handicap scooter to james if he's interested

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Irene Cottrell
23 months ago
3
3

His home needs to be rebuilt. It is a total loss. Could be up to a year before he has a new place to live. Right now he is at my fathers house with little space to store stuff.

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Kelli Jill
23 months ago
2
2

Semper Fi Sgt. Your story is very moving to me. My name is Kelli and I too am a USMC veteran. I am,from CT and I work for a marketing company that supports NineLine Apparel. the apparel line works with the NineLine Foundation to help wounded veterans with jobs and handicap accessible homes. Perhaps we can look into this as a potential avenue to help??

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Warren Jewer
23 months ago
2
2

I am a State-licensed Public Insurance Adjuster and I would like to help by offering to donate my time, skills, expertise & services to represent Sgt. Bouchard's interests in the adjustment of the homeowners insurance claim to help document, appraise and negotiate full settlement of the claim for the things that can be claimed and recovered.

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Christine Tron
23 months ago
2
2

I know of a new motorized wheelchair that Josh can have for free. It would need to be transported from Wakefield, MA. I just left a message wirh your father on his voice mail. I also have items for your brother's dog (s).

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Ed Wallace
23 months ago
2
2

have a power wheel chair

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Linda Robitaille Lafrancis
23 months ago
2
2

I'm so sorry that this has happened to you....I can't donate $$, for I am on SS disability, but I have lots of kitchen stuff and other things I've been looking to get rid of and didn't know where to give it, I don't have a car so I can't take things to Salvation Army or Goodwill.....I would gladly give you whatever you need, plates, bowls, etc. I wear mainly t-shirts and sweat pants and have more than enough and you are welcome to some of them. Please contact me if you're interested. I live in Westfield 642-3014 Hope to hear from you !!

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Sue Borgatti
23 months ago
2
2

I have a couch that I would love to donate. Is there anything Joshua needs for his home?

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Mark Strait
22 months ago
1
1

Oorah!

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Nicola R. Frew
22 months ago
1
1

Thank you, Suzanna, not only for supporting your brother's return to his wonderful home, but for keeping us all apprised of the progress. As you said, it's all about community ...

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Jessica Lee
23 months ago
1
1

Please let josh and trovi we're thinking about them. We meet josh 4 yes ago when he picked up trovi from us. We think about you both always. Call us (413)636-2873 jessnjoey

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Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
1
1

oops i meant joshua

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$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
$10
Anonymous
17 months ago
$25
Tim and Wendy Sousa
21 months ago

Thank you for your service! We wish you the best and hope you will be able to rebuild your home. We will share this to help pass it on! God Bless Your Joshua!

LW
$100
Linda Wheeler
21 months ago

I continue to be amazed at the resilience of my sweet, strong and steadfast nephew Joshua. Much love always...

SO
$25
Steven O'Reilly
21 months ago

Wishing you luck Steve & Katie O'Reilly

$500
Anonymous
22 months ago
1
1
DC
$100
Dennis Cameron
22 months ago
1
1

Best of Luck Joshua

MM
$400
MCL Detachment 1306 Plymouth MA
22 months ago
1
1

Marine Corps League Detachment #1306 heard of your plight and hope that this will be of use to you. Semper Fi Brother!

Dillon Childs
23 months ago

Currently deployed for the Air Force, I grew up right on school st in granby. Also I am a licensed electrician, if another house is gunna get built I would like to dedicate my time to wire it. But if not I will do what I can when I return home, for a fellow veteran in need

+ Read More
Sandy Diamond
23 months ago

Talked to Josh this morning. Putting in rush requests to order him a new wheelchair and prostheses. So sorry-but so relieved he is okay. The Rehab Dept. at the VA. Please call us with any additional needs. 413.584.4040 x2270 is my number. Sandy Diamond, PT

+ Read More
Candy Meech
23 months ago
9
9

I have an electric wheelchair that you can have. My husband has a new one and wanted to donate the other one to someone who needs one. We live in West Bridgewater if someone can pick it up. Candy M.

+ Read More
Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
6
6

also, i'm a retired plumber ready to offer help if needed with a new dwelling

+ Read More
Irene Cottrell
23 months ago
5
5

Thank you all for helping us reach the goal. You are truly incredible people. Even the smallest amount means so much. This will be a great help to start my brother getting back on his "feet" after this terrible tragedy.

+ Read More
Laurie Chabot Ress
23 months ago
5
5

Josh has always held a special place in our hearts. We have challenged 10 of our facebook friends to donate $25.00 and we'll match each donation of those 10 people. I hope it works. He's so blessed to have such a wonderful supportive family and community.

+ Read More
Heather Karcher
23 months ago
4
4

We're moving April/May and need to downsize. We have SO MUCH furniture, kitchen stuffs, pet items, etc. We'd be HONORED to give whatever is needed/wanted.

+ Read More
Jose L Bayron Sr.
23 months ago
4
4

Your brother is a hero, he put his life on the line, there's no monetary compensation that can write off his sacrifice, I he receives enough money and more to bring him the happiness he deserves and earned. I will hope and wish for nothing but the best for him, stay strong and god bless..

+ Read More
Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
3
3

i would like to offer a brand new handicap scooter to james if he's interested

+ Read More
Irene Cottrell
23 months ago
3
3

His home needs to be rebuilt. It is a total loss. Could be up to a year before he has a new place to live. Right now he is at my fathers house with little space to store stuff.

+ Read More
Kelli Jill
23 months ago
2
2

Semper Fi Sgt. Your story is very moving to me. My name is Kelli and I too am a USMC veteran. I am,from CT and I work for a marketing company that supports NineLine Apparel. the apparel line works with the NineLine Foundation to help wounded veterans with jobs and handicap accessible homes. Perhaps we can look into this as a potential avenue to help??

+ Read More
Warren Jewer
23 months ago
2
2

I am a State-licensed Public Insurance Adjuster and I would like to help by offering to donate my time, skills, expertise & services to represent Sgt. Bouchard's interests in the adjustment of the homeowners insurance claim to help document, appraise and negotiate full settlement of the claim for the things that can be claimed and recovered.

+ Read More
Christine Tron
23 months ago
2
2

I know of a new motorized wheelchair that Josh can have for free. It would need to be transported from Wakefield, MA. I just left a message wirh your father on his voice mail. I also have items for your brother's dog (s).

+ Read More
Ed Wallace
23 months ago
2
2

have a power wheel chair

+ Read More
Linda Robitaille Lafrancis
23 months ago
2
2

I'm so sorry that this has happened to you....I can't donate $$, for I am on SS disability, but I have lots of kitchen stuff and other things I've been looking to get rid of and didn't know where to give it, I don't have a car so I can't take things to Salvation Army or Goodwill.....I would gladly give you whatever you need, plates, bowls, etc. I wear mainly t-shirts and sweat pants and have more than enough and you are welcome to some of them. Please contact me if you're interested. I live in Westfield 642-3014 Hope to hear from you !!

+ Read More
Sue Borgatti
23 months ago
2
2

I have a couch that I would love to donate. Is there anything Joshua needs for his home?

+ Read More
Mark Strait
22 months ago
1
1

Oorah!

+ Read More
Nicola R. Frew
22 months ago
1
1

Thank you, Suzanna, not only for supporting your brother's return to his wonderful home, but for keeping us all apprised of the progress. As you said, it's all about community ...

+ Read More
Jessica Lee
23 months ago
1
1

Please let josh and trovi we're thinking about them. We meet josh 4 yes ago when he picked up trovi from us. We think about you both always. Call us (413)636-2873 jessnjoey

+ Read More
Steve Bernstein
23 months ago
1
1

oops i meant joshua

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