I have what I consider to be the best job on the planet. I have the privilege of supporting and encouraging the brave men and women who were the uniform of the US military. I did not set out to start a nonprofit organization, I simply did what came naturally when my son joined the US Marine Corps in 2004. I followed my mother’s heart.
As the mother of three boys, I spent countless hours as home school mom, room mother, team mother, and parent volunteer. One day I found myself to be the adopted platoon mom to a unit of Marines. What started out as a mother sending care packages to her son has turned into a fast-growing nonprofit that keeps me busy day and night, and I love every minute of it!
When I mailed the first care package several years ago, I had no idea that I would have an opportunity to send out thousands of care packages each year and become an advocate for Wounded Warriors and Veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. When I became the mother of a disabled veteran suffering with TBI and PTSD, and saw, firsthand, the struggles and the needs, I knew it was my obligation to support those who have been willing to stand in the gap for my freedom. It’s the least I can do to say thanks.
I work with various programs in our community, as well as other advocates and organizations to meet the needs of our military and veteran population in Central Kentucky. I also have the privilege of serving on the board at Voice of Warriors and enjoy hosting VOW Talk Radio’s weekly program on Monday nights.