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CaringBridge Was an Anchor for Mom of Wounded Soldier

Brian and Gina Dowd, shown with their kids on Easter 2019, faced challenges no family ever imagines after Brian suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015.  The phone rang at Joanne Dowd’s home in Delaware on Oct. 26, 2015, with the news every military mother dreads: Her son, Brian, a U.S. Army Special Forces officer,… Read More

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Remembering a Wife, Mom and Woman Who Served

Amie and Brian Muller before Amie’s cancer diagnosis, with their kids EmmyLu, left, Caidyn Krause and Jace. By age 36, Amie Dahl-Muller of Woodbury, MN, was many things: A U.S. Air Force and Minnesota Air National Guard veteran, mom of three, wife, volunteer, activist—and a woman diagnosed with Stage III pancreatic cancer. Before her 37th… Read More

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Jeff Edwards: Do the Best You Can, With What You Have

Jeff Edwards of Herman, MN, fell from roofs and crashed dirt bikes as a kid, parachuted into dangerous places with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and faced potential harm for 13 years as a sheriff’s deputy and SWAT-team marksman. So breaking his neck in shallow water, while on vacation in Mexico in 2015, was… Read More

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After Spinal-Cord Injury, 'Protect and Serve' Takes New Shape

Jeff Edwards of Herman, MN, fell from roofs and crashed dirt bikes as a kid, parachuted into dangerous places with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and faced potential harm for 13 years as a sheriff’s deputy and SWAT-team marksman. So breaking his neck in shallow water, while on vacation in Mexico in 2015, was… Read More

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