Book Unbreakable bonds : the mighty moms and wounded warriors of Walter Reed / Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris ; forewords by President George H.W. Bush and Connie Morella.
Associated Name: Ferris, Kevin, 1958-
Publication year: 
Call Number UH474.5.W18 G83 2014
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781629146980 1629146986
Extent: 189 pages, 32 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US 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, giving up their homes and careers and leaving behind family and friends. They are ever present, from those agonizing early days in intensive care, through dozens of lifesaving operations and the months and years of both triumphs and setbacks during therapy and rehabilitation. Their commitment, like the wounds their children suffer, is lifelong. 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. They also find strength through the exclusive network of caregivers, who are there not only for their sons and daughters, but for each other as well. With forewords from former president George H.W. Bush and former Maryland congresswoman Connie Morella --
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