Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 1475 - Jun 12, 2012

So last weekend was a very special one! Kevin, Breezy, Christian and I drove up to Houston where Kevin was inducted into the Impact A Hero Wounded Warrior's Hall of Fame! It was a most touching event and was made even more so as Joel was also inducted!

Oddly enough, the day of the gala was the fourth anniversary of Breezy and I meeting Maritza and Jose at BAMC. This made it an all the more emotional weekend as it was like we all were back together again.

So anyway, when Kevin was called the three of us went up on stage to make a speech and Breezy and I were all teary. I couldn't tell you what I said, but when they handed Kevin his crystal glass, he held it up above his head like Rocky. You can see a photo on the rolling headlines here:

Impact A Hero

And here is a photo of us with the Taveras!

It was a truly amazing night and I want to thank Dick and everyone else at IAH for inviting us!

(We were supposed to go for the whole weekend, but Kevin wasn't feeling well so we weren't able to - hopefully next year!)


Julie Coast Miller said...

I am so proud of what you have accomplished and can't imagine the strength you must have to continue; you are truly a wonderful mother that any son or daughter would love! Leslie, you are an inspiration. Kevin, you are definitely a HERO of great magnitude. Thank you both for the sharing of your life, your story.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome Les! Kevin deserves that and SO MUCH MORE! Kevin and Jose are more than just hero's, they are inspiration at it's greatest! That picture of all of you made me cry. You are all so strong and amazing!!! I love you all so much!! Please tell Kevin congratulations for me and give him a big hug! And please make sure he gives you a hug from me also! :-)

Jodi Shields

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Kevin and Joel!!!! That's wonderful! I just love that different organizations treat our heros so special. With everything Kevin and Joel have done for us, it is truly a blessing to see them so happy. It was so fun to read about Adam Sandler meeting Kevin. Every little moment of joy is just so special. I don't know if I would be able to take a picture either Leslie as Kevin was watching him come down the hall. :) I'm picture happy too! ha
Take care, thanks for sharing all you do!
Kathy in IA

Anonymous said...

WOW congratulations Kevin, that is great. You are a trooper keep pushing yourself to do better, hope to see you guys this summer. Lorraine and Rick