We were the NMFA in 2010 and I know lots of kids are dealing with bullying, especially military kids. Showing each other we are a military family and support each other sends a strong message to our military kids… They are NOT alone!!
I am requesting your help.
My husband is a flight medic who has spent 27 months in Iraq and Afghanistan medevacing our wounded service men and women. While he was deployed multiple times, we started a charity, Operation Angel visiting the wounded at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. We handed out more than 20,000 “Angel Bags” to the wounded there over the last 8 years. My daughter was the reason the charity began, she has a HUGE heart.
On Nov 1, we moved from Germany to Fort Campbell and on Jan 2 my husband deployed to Afghanistan for 7-9 months. My daughter started in public school and almost immediately started getting picked on because she is struggling to get caught up in math. She is 10 years old, and has been called a Nazi and told to go back to Germany multiple times. After all the bullying Ceilidha has gone through, I decided to go ahead and follow through with a quip she made about having a book of all the tough soldiers who support her.
So, I am asking for soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/and Marines, if you could take a photo of yourself, in uniform, with a written sign of some sort, showing your support of love for Ceilidha and e-mail that to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then for my other friends from around the world, if you want to do the same, I will put together a couple of photo books of support for her. If you are in Hawaii, maybe a paper that says “Sending our Love from Hawaii” or something like that, so she can see that she has support from around the world to help her get through this rough transition. She can carry them in her backpack and when she feels alone, she can look and see all the support and love she has.
Military kids deal with a lot and I think knowing she has an international community rallying around her, and that her Military family supports her, is a huge thing.
Feel free to share this. I think the more photos of support I can get for her, the better.
The following are of photos of Ceilidha. The first one she is 3 and pushing an amputee through the hospital halls at LRMC.
The second one is her being given a purple heart by a soldier.
The third is her just after goodbye to her dad earlier this month. He had just walked out the door on his way to fly out.