The Independence Fund
Sarah Verardo has been an advocate for our wounded Veterans and their Caregivers since her husband, Michael was catastrophically wounded in Afghanistan. Starting as a volunteer with The Independence Fund, Sarah’s steadfast devotion, experience, and drive led to her eventual selection as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer. Sarah continues carrying on the legacy of The Independence Fund’s founder by providing all-terrain track wheelchairs to Veterans and has provided nearly 2,400 chairs to date. In 2018, she created the nonprofit’s Family, Adaptive Sports, and Advocacy programs, and recently developed a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs that will combat Veteran suicide through reunions of some of the hardest hit units of the War on Terror. Sarah also wrote and published a book to help children understand the challenges our wounded Veterans and their families encounter.