I met J.R. at my final events, the football and softball throw, which I am so glad I signed up for. If I hadn’t I would never have met this inspiring…Continue
Added by Alice Swan on September 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Maxine Minar on September 14, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
At my kids’ karate this afternoon, the topic to begin class was ‘intuition’. The instructor went on to say that intuition was like a sixth sense, which, for a kid, wasn’t a bad definition. The lesson led to a discussion of occasions where one might feel uneasy or threatened by a person or a situation, regardless of an actual perceived threat. The brief discussion of, what we in military circles would call ‘situational awareness’, suggested that someone else’s hurt feelings are not as…Continue
Added by Chris Field on August 15, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
On August 8, 2011, when my son, Derek, was in the SICU at National Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)(also known as Walter Reed Bethesda), which is located in Bethesda, Maryland, I was given news that shook me to the core. Derek was septic. His blood pressure was beyond dangerously low. The doctors rushed him off to the Operating Room to try to save him. It did not look good.
In a daze, Derek’s fiancée, Krystina, and I made our way down…Continue
Added by Lisa Allen on July 14, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments
During the stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland (WRNMMC), we saw and interacted with several non-profit organizations. These non-profits help patients and family members with meals, blankets, t-shirts, toiletries, spa days, etc. They are invaluable.
Added by Siobhan Fuller McConnell on July 12, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Friday night my hubby and I went on a double date to the Wolf Trap to watch Rain-A Tribute to the Beatles. This was the beginning of our non-touristy adventures in DC. We were more than pleasantly surprised with our visit. The Wolf Trap is definitely a must for every family.
We were shocked at how close it was to us. We thought it would take way longer to get there. Instead we found out it was just a short drive into Virginia. We arrived early to discover arriving early is a must for…Continue
Added by Jessica Allen on June 27, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "the face of war?" If someone asked you to describe the face of war, what would you say? Would you talk about the soldier? Airman? Marine? Sailor? Would you tell about the long months away from home? The danger? The baking…
Every couple of weeks, I hope to be profiling our wounded warriors' caregivers. To kick start it, I am going to tell the story of my family.
Derek was injured on July 23, 2011. He was on patrol when another soldier was injured. His group was called in to secure the landing zone. They found themselves…Continue