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Jul 23

Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

Unbreakable Bonds chronicles ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, U.S. soldiers and Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror. The survival of these wounded warriors is a testament, not only to the extraordinary efforts of military medical personnel and their own inner fortitude, but also to their mothers. These women put their lives on hold from the moment they get that first call about their injured son or daughter. They are ever present. Their commitments, like the wounds their children suffer, are life-long.

Unbreakable Bonds showcases the selfless love and support of the mothers who, like their wounded warriors, have been changed forever, and who have, without hesitation, sacrificed greatly for their country. Through the exclusive network of caregivers, who are there not just for their sons and daughters, they find strength for themselves and each other as well.

Kevin Ferris is an Assistant Editor with the Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Inquirer. For many years, he wrote the Back Channels column for the Sunday Currents section. His freelance work has appeared in the Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor. He served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1979.

Dava Guerin is a Washington-based communications consultant and writer and is the Communications Director for the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress. She was formerly President of Guerin Public Relations, Inc., and Profile Editor of Local Living Magazine and Bucks Living Magazine. She volunteers her time helping wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed National Military Hospital.

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Kevin Ferris
Dava Guerin

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More