Success Stories

Aaron's Sory

AaronAaron’s father lost his life while he serving his country in the U.S. military. Since then, Aaron found himself struggling. This hardship is a reality that many children with one or both parents in the military find themselves facing. 

“I often wondered if anybody in America cared about me or the thousands of kids like me,” Aaron said.

Tim's Story

TimTim was a proud 25-year-old Marine serving in Iraq in 2006. “Being a Marine is indescribable. I thought I was tougher than anyone I came across,” Tim says. “Even though I was only about 150 pounds, I thought I could take on the world!” 

Ryan's Story

Ryan After being severely injured in Iraq in 2006 by an improvised explosive device, Ryan, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, has had to learn to do many things all over again. 

“Before… I was very physically active, playing multiple sports – including swimming, white water rafting, football, wrestling and basketball,” Ryan says. His injuries, however, made it difficult to continue these activities.

Mariam's Story

MariamRaised in an impoverished village in Armenia, Mariam has hardly left her home in nearly 20 years. Confined to a wheel chair because of her cerebral palsy, Mariam never went to school or learned to read and write. She spent her days sitting outside, looking for children to talk to as they passed by and inviting them to play.

Patricia's Story

builders Imagine being homeless for over 10 years, gradually losing hope of having your own home. That was Patricia’s life until very recently – switching back and forth between a homeless shelter and the streets, year after year.