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Fisher House

Mary Delach Leonard|St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon

Wanda Pierson was 500 miles from home on a wintry December morning waiting to visit her son who was undergoing treatment in the spinal cord injury unit at the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 13, 2012 - It's been an interesting - and eclectic - musical journey for St. Louis native Melissa Bauer. She began performing at the Muny Opera at age 4. After high school, she enrolled at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston - an institution primarily known for producing generations of highly talented jazz musicians.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The Fisher House Foundation plans to break ground in late summer or fall for a 21-bedroom facility at Jefferson Barracks that will provide free lodging for veterans who must travel great distances for medical treatment at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, said foundation spokesman Jim Weiskopf.