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Courage: A Military Family’s Fight with Childhood Cancer

October 31, 2014.  A date etched in our minds forever, and the beginning of an uphill battle of apprehension. Four days later we heard the dreaded words, as Isabella our … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Military Spouse of the Day: Brenda Mercado

Brenda Mercado is our Marine Corps Military Special Needs Network Spouse of the Day. Her Marine is stationed in the National Capital Area. They have two beautiful boys, an 8 … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Military Spouse of the Day: Jennifer Chatwin

Introducing Jennifer Chatwin, a Coast Guard spouse, married to her husband Nathan for 7 ½ years.  They have two children – Kailey and Dylan, and are currently stationed in Connecticut. … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Military Spouse of the Day: Shelby Nazzario

Introducing Shelby Nazzario, Coast Guard spouse, stationed at Air station Houston.  Shelby and her husband have been married for 9.5 years.  Shelby loves the adventure of where the Coast Guard … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Firefly Upsee: Making Huge Strides for a Military Family

Earlier this month, we received an email and video from Amy Bowns, a military wife and mother, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  “I just wanted to share a video I … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Stabbed in the Back

Just a few weeks ago, my children and I had the opportunity to present at a press conference with Senator Patty Murray (WA).  The purpose was to publicly support and … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Paying the Price for a Plateau

Last week, Addie got dumped.  At our weekly visit to OT and Speech, the therapists informed me that, “due to slow progress” (plateau), they would be discharging us.  The provider … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments