Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Gold Star Mom-A Soldiers Angel

Linda Ferrara gives Spc. Stephen Stout a blanket at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on Thursday. Ferrara’s son, Capt. Matthew Ferrara, was killed in Afghanistan in 2007; her trip to Landstuhl, sponsored by the Soldiers' Angels organization, came about after the theft of goods she collected for troops led to a flood of donations. Michael Abrams / S&S


MightyMom said...

are you familiar with Quilts of Valor??

AirmanMom said...

mm...I have only heard QoV exists...not much more. I will do some research on this organization. Are you a volunteer?

Amanda said...

How could anyone steal those goods?! She is doing a wonderful job.
You have a beautiful song plaing in the background ~ "Letters From War". I have a lump in my throat!
Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2009.
Much Love,
Amanda x

AirmanMom said...

amanda...thank you so very much for jumping over the pond and visiting!

MaryAnn said...

Hi AirmanMom! This is MaryAnn from SA in Germany. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for posting Linda's story! I brought her to the airport this morning after a wonderful week here and miss her already.

MightyMom, yes, I know QoV! They send lots of absolutely beautiful quilts over for the patients here. If you are one of those quilters, thank you very much!

Oh, and the music I got was Toby Keith's American Soldier :-)

Love from Germany,

Mary said...


This is an amazing woman and look at that smile on the soldier's face. Amazing. God bless her.

Blessings to you and yours.

AirmanMom said...

maryann...It is so nice to 'meet' someone who knows this amazing woman! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words.

AirmanMom said...

mary...that smile speaks a million words!

Gail A. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't done much in the original department for a while. Nice to meet you. Please give my thanks to your son.
Thanks for the update on this story too. I was pretty upset when I heard of the theft of these special items. I am happy to hear there was a bit of a happy ending to this sad story.
Take care :) Gail

AirmanMom said...

gail...this story certainly is bittersweet! Thank you for stopping by.