White House Author
Stacy L. Pearsall
Stacy L. Pearsall is a combat disabled Air Force veteran who earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. Pearsall now plays a pivotal role in changing and implementing new policy regarding veteran’s healthcare at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. She is a spokeswoman/advocate for the Veterans Affairs, Defense Centers of Excellence, IAVA, Bob Woodruff Foundation, Independence Fund, and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. She is a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Disabled American Veterans organizations, through which she gathers donated clothes and shower items for homeless veterans, and makes frequent in-patient visits to hospital-bound veterans. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Arts & Healing at Harvard University and Wounded Nature Working Veterans, both of which are non-profit organizations who aid disabled combat veterans from every branch of service. She singlehandedly funds and photographs veterans her voluntary project, the Veterans Portrait Project Foundation (VPPF). Though disabled from combat injuries, Pearsall is a multi-medaled athlete, including gold, from the US Paralympic sponsored Warrior Games in 2010, 2011 and 2012.