In our line of work, we meet all sorts of people with many stories to tell. Sometimes, those stories are unexpected and put things into perspective. Nathan Ramos was out at the PA All Breeds Jeep show manning the 4 Wheel to Heal booth and a woman came up to him and wasn’t really able to express her thoughts. She walked away and came back a little later.
This is Nathans account:
“She sounded like she wanted to express something but couldn’t get out the right words. After more conversation, I realized she was telling me her son was killed in action overseas. She started tearing up and then I started tearing up. Hard as it was for her to talk or think about, she still wanted to support 4 Wheel to Heal by buying bracelets for her kids. I handed her the four bracelets to take to her kids, gave her a hug and thanked her for her son’s service. It’s moments like that that make the entire trip worth it.”
Stories like this really make us think about what we are doing, and why we are doing it. 4 Wheel to Heal is a veteran run organization. All of its co-founders have been deployed to Iraq and or Afghanistan. We’ve been to military funerals and appreciate the sacrifice those hero’s have made serving our country, and keeping us free.
Sometimes we get caught up with the business of things, and it’s good to be reminded of what brought us together in the first place.
Thanks to all who have served, who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and thanks to those who have survived with battle scars. It’s these thoughts that bring us back to our mission; to boost the morale of those who are still fighting physical or mental battles here at home.
– 4 Wheel to Heal