The Soldier and the Squirrel introduces children to the Purple Heart

through a loving story of a friendship between a newly wounded soldier

and Rocky the squirrel with his backyard friends. This story began as a

blog during my first year in bed after my incident. With much

encouragement, it is now a book and has been placed in the

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Please watch the video

on the About page to learn for the Soldier & Rocky are changing children's






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My Sister In Law's Tribute to Her Best Friend

I just had to share this with the world. My sister-in-law had to say good-bye to her best four-legged friend. It is so beautiful and from a place in the heart so deep it can't help but touch one to the core. Please say a prayer today for her family and my dear family's loss through the love she had for her very best friend, Remi.
Remi my sweet girl is gone. Our time with her was way too short.

We think she fell down the stairs, suffering a traumatic back injury. I could tell she was in pain on Sunday, by Monday afternoon she could not move her hind legs. Wednesdays MRI revealed 3 locations on her spine that were damaged.
Remi was unfailingly loyal and sweet-natured. She loved to ride in the car, sleep on the couch, take long walks, chase rabbits and eat everything. She got along well with everyone; especially the ladies. When I walked by her I always had to give her a pat on the head or a kiss and tell her how much I loved her. She was very loyal, slept by me most night and would refuse to go for walks with strangers

, unless you were female . It was hard for me to kick her off the couch or get mad at her for eating snacks meant for others. This could be why all our furniture has white hair and she was full figured.
Her eyes were so compassionate and heart felt that when she looked at you, with a tilt to her head, it was as if you could hear her talk. If she could talk I am pretty sure she would have said, “Would you mind sharing some of your dinner with me”, “How about a walk” or “I love you”. I did not realize how stoic she was until the end. Remi was in a lot of pain and even though she was transported from one vet to another she never got mad about all the jostling about. I know she would have forged on with her pain but I could not watch her suffer.

I will miss my Sweet Girl Remi!

Nora Bensko
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