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Angels in Our Midst (Angel to the Troops)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
There are times when the conference room at Halford Commercial Real Estate can't be used for meeting.
But, no one complains.
They all know that space has been taken over by an angel in our midst.

Teresa Wiseman, Angel to the troops;  "Where my son was, he was in a forward operating base, which is very remote; they live off of MREs."
 
Those MREs, meals ready to eat, they are sustainable, but hardly mom's cooking.  When teresa wakeman's son was deployed to Afghanistan, she promised to send a taste of home.
   
Teresa;  "I said, I'll be sending you care package.  He said, Well, don't forget my brothers, because you don't send to one, you send to them all."
   
SSgt Brian Martin;  "Somebody actually took time out of their busy schedule to send you something, so you don't care really much about what it is."
   
Teresa,  "I send Ramen noodles, cup of soups, tuna salad, chicken salad .... yo-yos, frisbees, personal items,  all kind of things; anything that can cheer them."
   
Even after her son returned to the states, Teresa found a contact  who continued to help her find deployed troops who could use a little lift.
   
SSgt Martin;  "When you get something from someone you don't even know who just decided to send you something out of the kindness of their heart, it's actually a really good feeling to know that people back home are still thinking about you."
    
There are a lot of people thinking and caring about you.  Teresa says she gets plenty of help  with her mission.
    
Teresa;  "I say, I'm sending care packages and people send me money.  I'm just a conduit.  I'm just a conduit for people's good intentions."
   
Teresa;  "I just sent 80 last week and they've e gotten there already and that was my 500th one."
    
And she's already taking over this office conference room for the next shipment.  She'll be sending a little love for Valentine's Day.  All the while, savoring the love she gets right back.
   
"Teresa;  So, once again, I can not tell you how grateful the Marines are for all your hard work and care  that goes into making the packages and making their lives a little better.  You have made our Marines very happy.  Semper Fi, Gunnery Sergeant Grainger.  That's why I do what I do."
   
Angels in our Midst is brought to you by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

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