As some of you may know, Taylor has been invited to go to Camp Lejeune and I will be taking her at the end of this month. She is SO excited about this. In fact, she has been doing incredibly well and has not complained of being sick or tired, she is that motivated. She however did finally get sick on Friday and is still down, but she has a SMILE on her face. I asked her why she was so happy and she told me, she is happy she is sick because that means she can take her medicines now and won't be sick for when it comes time to be at Camp Lejeune. Now how is that for putting a positive twist on being sick?!
Taylor had such an honor while she was at the National Naval Medical Center in meeting Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell. The fact that this Marine is even alive is a miracle, just like Taylor. I believe they were meant to meet each other. They both have been severely wounded, albeit in different types of battles, but they both empower what courage and commitment mean.
Lt. Col. Maxwell was instrumental in establishing The Wounded Warrior Barracks Maxwell Hall at Camp Lejeune. http://www.sempermax.com/ His wife Shannon, helped start up Hope for the Warriors http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/
The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured.
They are holding a fund raiser and have asked if Taylor would help them out in seeking donations. She of course proudly accepted the challenge. I am posting this in here for Taylor. If you are unable to, maybe you can just pass this along to someone you may think that can. Please, make a check or money order out directly to Hope for the Warriors and once Taylor has her collection done, she will then send them on.
GySgt. Taylor Batten
P.O. Box 350
Mendon, MI 49072
It was suggested to us that we get a paypal account with a donation button, and I am working on that (but we all know how ditzy I am!)
We thank you so much in helping Taylor out with this great cause!