#FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

“My name is Captain Dela Pena and I am your nurse. You are in a hospital in Washington, DC. You were injured downrange and your family has been notified. They are on their way here.” “My legs hurt! (Reaches down to touch residual limb) Where are my legs?!!” “I am so sorry to tell you but you lost your legs in the blast.” “Where are my battle buddies? Where is Jason? Are they here too?” How do I tell him his battle buddies didn’t survive? That was seven years ago for me. I was a critical care nurse at Walter … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

Hear The Stories Of Heroes Before They’re Gone

Day 5.  Gratitude Overwhelming Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.–Cicero   Final day of The Valor Project guestblogging for FAC and I want to say thanks.   Thanks to FAC for allowing us to do this, thanks to the community for learning more about our project, and thanks to the men and women who inspired us to launch this project in the first place.   My family has much to be grateful for and the reasons for our family even being in the United States can be traced back to a the … Continue reading Hear The Stories Of Heroes Before They’re Gone