Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Wrapped in Red, White and Blue
A Letter to QOVF
My wife and I wanted to pass on a special thank you to 'Nancy Drum' and the 'Rochester NY Quilters'. They made the lovely patriotic quilt of valor that wrapped our son in love while he was on the gurney being air medevac'd back to the States.
Our son, Chris, was injured while serving down range. He was medevac'd first to Germany and then to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC. It has been a very difficult four months since his injury, and he still has another 3 to 6 months to go at the Brain Trauma Center. The good news is that the prognosis is very good for a complete recovery.
However, we will never forget the first pic that we saw of our son wrapped in red, white and blue. Truly it is an expression of so much love, caring, and compassion for our Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors who have given so much for Our Country. I can assure you that it gave our Chris comfort mentally to know that folks cared as well as provided him physical warmth on the cold flights. It is now one of 'his treasures' that he has requested us to safeguard until he is out of treatment and back on his own.
So from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you, Nancy Drum, and the Rochester NY quilters for all the beautiful, hard work that you put into each and every quilt of valor. We wanted you to know that you make a difference in so many lives - - just like you did for our son, Chris.
With our greatest appreciation and thanks,
Caroline and Lee