During our visits to medical facilities we have met many family members — mostly young wives, but also husbands, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and children who are there to stand vigil and to provide support while their loved one endures his or her struggles.
We have witnessed the toll that the waiting takes on the families. Family members hope never to be in these circumstances, yet find they are grateful for life. You can see the strain on their faces and hear the pain in their voices. Their sacrifices are also great. When we say we "support our troops" that means we support their families, too. The APWU Human Relations Department makes every effort to include visiting family members in our programs.