Little boys are notorious for giving their mothers all sorts of grief, and then, when they grow up, it seems as though many of them have a special place in their heart and life for their mothers. One Army Specialist was that boy.
Growing up with his mom as his #1 fan at all football games and events, nothing changed when he pursued his dream of a career in the Army. Through deployments and training, his mother was there for it all—even when that meant giving up everything to help him through his rehabilitation after sustaining injuries from an IED in 2005.
Through the support of his mother and father, he learned to ski and quickly exceled. And skiing is what brought him to his new bride. The day before their wedding, his mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, it’s been an emotional and physical fight for the family.
We send service members and their families on all sorts of adventures in the name of enacting healing and restoring hope to each individual. Often times, these healing and restoration trips are granted through A Warriors Wish® program. In the true ethos of service, often times these requests are not for themselves, but on behalf of those who assisted them through their rehabilitation—caregivers and loved ones.
As Hope For The Warriors® continues on our mission to restore hope and ensure that the sacrifices of our service members are not forgotten, we take care to recognize the sacrifices of the family as well. In doing so, we are pleased to announce that we are granting this veteran’s Wish by sending the entire family on an Alaskan cruise. Giving this family a specific time to reflect, heal, rehabilitate is a privilege and we are proud to support this hero and the people he loves.