The picture is a pin that one of the Marine moms at the luncheon was wearing. The Maryland Marine Corps League gave it to her when her son was on the hospital ward a few weeks ago.
Barb and I met Jean in Annapolis and we carravanned over to the hospital. Traffic was heavier than usual on the beltway and Susie was already there with loads of food. Jess joined us soon after. As soon as she walked in the door the line for the seated massages began to form. Continue reading April 15th, 2010 – Mercy Hall: My Son is a Wounded Warrior.
And those aren’t just plain ol’ brownies – they are brownies with chocolate fudge icing. Can you smell the mint in them?
There are so many who help in the background during the days leading up to a patient’s arrival at Bethesda. If you don’t know who MaryAnn from Soldiers Angels-Germany is, you should.
Once at Bethesda, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund does wonderful work on behalf of combat wounded/injured/ill Marines and those serving “boots on the ground” with them.
The professionalism of the Marine Liaison staff Continue reading March 28, 2010 – 5 East: Some days you just need chocolate.
We had our first luncheon of the year at Mercy Hall today. All I could think of on the drive home were the Marines we had met. Their stories are truly awe-inspiring.
We arrived about a half hour earlier than originally planned and Susie and Grace were there unloading. Susie met me on the sidewalk out front…
Susie: “There are no tables!”
Jane: “It’s okay, it’s always like this when we first get here. We’ll find some.”
Susie: “Nooo, there are no tables.”
Jane to the person behind the desk: “Would you mind calling over to the Liaison’s office and ask them to bring the two tables over, please?”
The Desk Person: “We already did. They don’t have them.”
Jane walks over to the Liaison’s office. “Could you please bring the two tables over for us?”
“Well… we have two carts you can use. Will they work for you?”
No problem! We made the carts work. Continue reading February 18, 2010 ~ Mercy Hall
Too Cute!!! Just one of many Snowmen that Debra and Co. in New York sent us for the patients of 5 East to include in their encouragement note packets!
I didn’t attend the January luncheon so this is the AAR I sent out to the luncheon crew after hearing from Deb, Susie, and Barb.
Yesterday was our first luncheon of 2010 on 5 East and I hear it went really well.
Thankfully, the number of combat patients on 5 East was down considerably compared to the past several 5 East luncheons. Continue reading January 24, 2010 – 5th Floor: Happy New Year, I hope you feel better!