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






Glorious Rejoice Dots Glitter





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A Letter To The Mayor of Santa Clarita, CA

Dear Mayor,

My family and I love to take walks with our dogs. but unfortunately it is hard to get to our favorite walking streets because my mom cannot get her wheelchair over the curb and cannot cross the street with us without going way out of our way to get across the road where the big pool is.

Crossing North Park Drive at the big pool is very dangerous because cars go by very fast here.

It's also a trouble for many other kids and their parents because you have to cross this street to get to the large neighborhood pool. Ever since my mom has been put in a wheelchair it is hard to find handicapped entrances so this is a problem with the door at this pool too.

Please take this into consideration and help bring awareness to the people who can put a crosswalk in at Angelica Drive and North Park Drive.

Thank you so much,

Cassidy May Bensko
Age 10

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