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

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416 pages4 hours

Summary

Stories of Silver Star mothers who aided in the recovery of their children—US soldiers and Marines who were wounded fighting the War on Terror.
 
In the War on Terror, countless United States service members suffered severe injuries from IEDs, small-arms fire, and other perils of war while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. 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. The Silver Star Mothers, as they are known, place their lives on hold from the moment they get that first call about their injured child, sometimes giving up 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 triumphs and setbacks during therapy and rehabilitation.
 
Unbreakable Bonds shares the inspiring stories of selfless love and support of ten courageous mothers who, like their children, have been changed forever, and have, without hesitation, sacrificed greatly for their country. It also celebrates the strength of an extensive network of caregivers, who are there not only for their children, but for one another as well.
 
Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and former Maryland congresswoman Connie Morella

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