Fisher House gets visit from spouse of Republic of Korea general

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Anita Clingerman (right), Fisher House manager, gives the grand tour of Fisher House II to Hyun Sook Lee (far left), spouse of Gen. Yo Hwan Kim, commanding general, 2nd Operational Command, Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, along with other visitors from ROK while visiting with residents of the comfort home at Tripler Army Medical Center on April 4. (Photo by Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

Anita Clingerman (right), Fisher House manager, gives the grand tour of Fisher House II to Hyun Sook Lee (far left), spouse of Gen. Yo Hwan Kim, commanding general, 2nd Operational Command, Republic of Korea (ROK) Army, along with other visitors from ROK while visiting with residents of the comfort home at Tripler Army Medical Center on April 4. (Photo by Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

Story and photos by Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command

HONOLULU — Hyun Sook Lee, spouse of Gen. Yo Hwan Kim, commanding general for 2nd Operation Command, Republic of Korea Army, paid a visit to the Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center, here, April 4.

During the visit, Lee spoke of the sense of comfort, warmth and love she felt the home has brought to its temporary residents, and she praised Fisher House manager Anita Clingerman on a well-run program.

According to the Fisher House website, a Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.

Hyun Sook Lee (right), spouse of Gen. Yo Hwan Kim, commanding general, 2nd Operational Command, Republic of Korea Army, stands with Anita Clingerman (left), Fisher House manager at Triper Army Medical Center, while visiting the comfort facility and its residents on April 4. (Photo by Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

Hyun Sook Lee (right), spouse of Gen. Yo Hwan Kim, commanding general, 2nd Operational Command, Republic of Korea Army, stands with Anita Clingerman (left), Fisher House manager at Triper Army Medical Center, while visiting the comfort facility and its residents on April 4. (Photo by Ana Allen, Pacific Regional Medical Command)

The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available.

About 62 Fisher houses are located on 23 military installations and 23 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design.

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