(East Peoria Times-Courier) For 12 years, Ashley Heeren has been holding down the homefront while her husband Matthew has served in the U.S. Army, being deployed to Afghanistan and Egypt. Holding down the homefront has been time-consuming and expensive as she is raising two daughters, ages 8 and 6. The eldest daughter is autistic, while the younger daughter suffers from cystic fibrosis. Both of the girls also suffer from asthma. That has left precious little time and money to handle home repairs, but the family has received help from the Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing. The family was on a list of veterans needing assistance that U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock supplied. The Times-Courier reports on the family’s situation and how The Fuller Center has helped them and other veterans’ families in the area. Click here to see the extensive article in the Times Courier.