The founder and CEO of http://www.medweb.com, Peter Killcommons has created innovative telemedicine platforms that have been used in remote areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as in various United States military projects. Peter Killcommons supports a number of organizations dedicated to military service members, including the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit that provides free or low-cost lodging to veterans and their families while they are receiving medical treatment.
Among the Fisher House Foundation’s various assistance programs is Hero Miles, a program that allows individual airline passengers to donate their frequent flyer miles. The program utilizes the miles to purchase round-trip airline tickets for wounded and ill service members who are undergoing treatment at a VA or military medical center, or those who are attending an authorized event.
Tickets may also be given to close friends and family members who are visiting military patients at authorized medical centers. The Hero Miles program works in partnership with major airlines such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines. Since its creation in 2005, the program has helped more than 46,000 wounded and ill service members and their families.