The unfortunate truth is that many of our soldiers fall in the line of duty, either they pass away or become disabled.
Folds of Honor helps with the education of their children so they are not left behind and gives them a chance to succeed in life. I believe that this is a Noble endeavor, one worth sharing.
It began with Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney’s flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. An F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, he became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled.
As his flight landed, the pilot announced they carried the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin on board. Lt. Colonel Rooney watched as Corporal Bucklin’s twin brother walked somberly alongside the flag-covered casket to meet his family on the tarmac. Among them was the deceased Corporal’s young son, Jacob.
Since that night, Lt Col Rooney has committed his life – through the Folds of Honor – to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Jacob Bucklin became the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient in 2007.
A dear veteran, friend and brother, Mark suggested to look at this charity. Mark has always been a person who holds himself with respect and views others with compassion while still getting things done. When I saw this suggestion it was a no brainer. Thank you Mark.
From funding innovative research to advocating for government action to providing a support structure for our community, no other organization does more to fight type 1 diabetes (T1D) than JDRF.
JDRF is the world’s biggest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our focus is on finding a cure; until we do, the advancements we’re making every day ease the burden of those living with the disease.
No one knows where the cure will come from, but we continue to identify several paths that have the most promise. We invest in the early stages, allowing researchers to pursue innovative ideas and approaches that will lead to breakthrough treatments. Explore our research portfolio below.
Our research has two core objectives: curing T1D by helping the body’s inability to control glucose, reversing insulin dependence and prevent the progression of the disease in those at risk or recently diagnosed; and improving lives by treating people living with T1D with new drugs, therapies and devices that make it easier to stay healthy until the cure comes.
An amazing person, Diabetes activist (well at least to me) and friend Stacey suggested JDRF, Having a son who grew up with T1D she knows too well the importance of solid support. I too also have a son with Type 1 Diabetes and Stacey has helped us so much throughout the years.
I know first hand the challenges.
Childhood Cancer Society (CCS) began with the vision of a 7-year-old boy, Tommy Head, who realized the importance of having the support of family while being evaluated for childhood leukemia. This was a life changing experience, which at a young age was the impetus for later founding CSS.
Due to his condition, Tommy’s physical activities were limited for years. During this time, he found an outlet in acting. He was featured in numerous commercials, print ads, and appeared in several episodes of ABC’s One Life to Live and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). At 12 years old, he used the proceeds from his first commercial to make a donation of video game consoles at the hospital that cared for him during his health challenges, and noticed the impact that these pleasant distractions had on his pediatric peers. It was at that moment that Tommy knew he would be helping more of these families in the future.
By 16, Tommy’s platelet count fully recovered, and given what felt like a second chance, he used money earned from acting to found Childhood Cancer Society a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CCS provides funds for medical care, accommodations, and travel expenses to make it possible for families in need to obtain the necessary care for their children. Furthermore, CCS donates gifts, organizes special events, and provides wish grants to children with pediatric cancer. We believe that these types of support facilitate a positive state of mind and create an optimal environment for the body to heal. Recipients of our support are recommended to us via hospital social workers, which keep an eye out for families who are in need of this support.
Below is a link to there store where you can Purchase the Adventure Ted Book and Merchandise, which supports there organization.
You can also make donations or Volunteer to help.
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