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February 17, 2012
Spc. Cogswell, who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, is currently stationed in Hawaii with the 57th Military Police Company, 8th MP Brigade at Schofield Barracks. They have 3 daughters, one of which, Cadence, was sadly stricken with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Septo Optic Dysplasia that is causing her to go blind. The doctors are predicting that she will likely have no vision this time next year.
We were able to:
July 12, 2011
Maple Shade, New Jersey
A Jersey mother has been putting her family first and does everything for them. In the last four years she has taken in her daughter as well as her son, left her job to move in and take care of her mother who was dying of lung cancer, and also helping out with her three grandchildren in VA. This is a woman who says that she is feeling fine, but her daughter knows that she is not feeling well and wants to do something to give back to her for all that she has done.
November 11, 2011
This past memorial day, five-year-old Gabby was admitted to children’s hospital for testing. A week later, the tumor was found to be cancerous. While undergoing treatment, Gabby asked another organization to grant her wish to visit Disney World with her parents and two sisters and meet the princesses.
December 1, 2011
A military wife posted a wish for her husband, a verteran of 17 years. They have 3 children, 2 which he has from a previous marriage who live in Missouri. This was the year that they wanted to reunite the family for Christmas. Her husband hasn't seen his kids from the first marriage in close to 6 years. After being layed off from his job earlier this year, the cost of traveling from Pennsylvania to Missouri was a financial impossibility. His wife wished for plane tickets to fly his kids to their home for Christmas.
May 11, 2011
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Staff Sergeant Benjamin Smith of the United States Air Force was deployed to Afghanistan with his faithful K9 sidekick, Beto, in October 2010. SSG Smith was a K9 handler and Beto was like family to him. Within three months, SSG Smith was devastated to have to report that Beto had been killed in action.