Friday, October 31, 2014

... for the little warriors

It's official ~~~ TGK is an official charitable organization!!!

In case you've noticed my sidebar link to The General's Kids ...
This is our daughter's organization that gives back to our military kids serve our country alongside of their wounded parent.  Our own little warriors -- Lucy at age 3 and Tag at 11 days old -- had their lives turned upside in a split second from "the phone call" that their Daddy had been wounded in an explosion overseas.  Tag will never remember anything from that traumatic time, but sweet Lucy remembers everything.
 Some people say that she will forget certain things, but such a trauma to a young child's life leaves an everlasting mark ...
I know because I experienced such a trauma as well at about age 4 {I will fill in details in another post}. 
To this day, Lucy will say things like
"Nanny, do you remember Miss ___ from that time Daddy was at Walter Reed?"
"____ has 4 prosthetics because he was in an explosion too."
{Yes, at the tender age of 3 Lucy could explain how prosthetics work & help those who have no arms or legs function.}
Some "little warriors" live at military hospitals - medical centers - for the duration of their hero's treatment/recovery/rehabilitation period.  The General's Kids wants to help give our little heroes an encouragement and support system to let them know that THEY are our heroes too. They serve our country alongside their wounded hero and their whole family.
they sacrifice and they are dedicated ...
they serve and they are patriotic ...
they love our country and they support our American Flag ...

These little warriors are our nation's heroes.
Here's a little introductory excerpt from The General's Kids website ...

About Us
The General's Kids, L.L.C. was designed for our nation's little warriors. Whether they are infants or teenagers, facing the life-changing injury or illness of a parent leaves a lasting impression. There are so many wonderful organizations out there that benefit wounded warriors and their families, and children often benefit from these. But at The General's Kids we are proud to focus 100% on the children and young siblings of the wounded, ill, and injured. We can help connect children and teenagers of various ages with others across the country who are going through similar struggles, provide sponsors who will send encouraging cards or care packages, and will soon be able to offer financial assistance for things like special interests or school funding. Children living the Wounded Warrior life are faced with a harsh sense of reality. We intend to help bring back some of the things that help comfort and lighten these kids' hearts. Our goals are big and extend all the way up to wanting to fund Disney vacations and college scholarships. Our belief is that whether there are 10,000 wounded warrior kids or just one, each and every one is a priority and deserves to have their sacrifice for our freedom acknowledged. Learn more about how you can help...
So ...
this is basically "who we are" at The General's Kids.
We hope you visit our website ... and please remember our little warriors in your prayers.
Lucy & Tag are just 2 little warriors out of so many others. Our family is dedicated to helping other little warriors adjust to their wounded warrior life ... because we have been there and are still traveling this journey.  And this journey will continue throughout the lives of our own little warriors.  I'm sure it's Mrs. 'Joes desire as it is ours ... that our future generations will continue the work of The General's Kids to ensure that all little warriors know how important they are and how much they are cared for.
And to know that someone has walked their path before them.

May God bless you & your family
may God bless our wounded warrior families
and may God bless our little warriors

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