Kenneth came into this world fighting all the way, with the umblical cord wrapped around his neck…………he learned early how precious every moment was! He knew he wanted to be a Marine and he worked to ensure it came true.
Greeted by the Fisher House Manager Stephanie Toeppe, the Acting Director Timothy McGuigan and Assistant Director Paula Raychaudhun, we were honored to present the Patriotic Pony to the Puget Sound VA Medical Center Fisher House.
It was such an honor to meet his mother Julia and her sister Allyson and hear her childhold stories of Ken. It is always so nice to get thoses one on one hugs!
We arrived the night before and couldn’t find a place to park for the night…..the VA Police were so nice and told us just to stay there! It was hard, because parking spots were precious and we were taking up ten. We would pop out with the need to explain. These vets were there for a reason! And here we were taking up so much space……most understood and even left with tears, handshakes and thanks.
We met two people from Ohio (Youngstown and Kent)…crazy huh! We even met a special young man, Paul who had some beautiful poems, so we asked him share them at the presentation. Thanks for helping make the presentation special Paul!
God bless our military and their families…..and all the Gold Star families! You are in our thoughts and prayers!