American beer giant Budweiser has launched a heartwarming video as part of its “Folds of Honor” program which provides scholarships to families of wounded or fallen military veterans.
The new video featuring Star Wars actor Adam Driver was posted to Budweiser’s Facebook page.
“After leaving the military,” the Facebook page notes, “Adam Driver fulfilled his dream of becoming an actor. He helped us deliver another dream to a family who has sacrificed for their country and for each other.”
The video features the actor, who is himself a military veteran, driving across country to meet a young woman named Hayley Grace Williams, a 21-year old woman who is studying to be a nurse.
Miss Williams wrote a letter to Budweiser’s “Folds of Honor” program to apply for a scholarship for her schooling.
Hayley’s father, Army veteran John Williams, was severely injured during a training exercise before his unit was sent over seas.
The former soldier, Hayley says, is wracked with guilt because he was lying in a hospital while his unit went to Iraq.
John Williams never made it overseas because he was medically discharged due to his back injury which was so bad that he ended up with two steel rods and several screws holding his spine together. He suffers severe pain every single day.
But because he is disabled and cannot work, Hayley says she has been forced to work 40 hours a week to help pay for her final year of school which will cost $44,000.
The financial burden has become so great that Hayley told Budweiser she probably won’t be able to finish her schooling to better her life.
So, in stepped Adam Driver and Budweiser to lend a helping hand.
The Budweiser “Folds of Honor” program was able to help Hayley with her schooling. But the beer maker went even farther for the Williams family.