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 Goal

I have a new goals.

Rise with ease. Brush my daughter's long hair. Follow a fly as it weaves past my nose. Noticing dust and wiping it off. Touching the dew on the grass. With my fingers.

These things I took for granted because I assumed they would always be. They are just not there - right now- for me.

But I am not the unlucky one, just because I'm raw.

My goal now may be simple to some. Considering there is so much more to achieve. But all I want is for you to experience the kindness you have offered to me.

Thank you for showing our children there is such goodness in this world. For the very first time, they can see God's face. Because you have revealed Him within your generosity and kindness.

Our love and gratitude to you is endless.


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