Several years ago, our daughter, Marley, had almost completed two years of college, but was uncertain of her future. She talked about applying for nursing programs and even started the process. Instead, she decided to join the Army!
Marley's love of medicine led her to become an Army Medic. She was deployed to South Korea for a year, but is currently stateside. Since returning, she and her Army Medic husband have “re-upped” for another four years. Her goal is to continue her medical education while in the Army and become either a physician’s assistant or a physician. We couldn’t be prouder of her commitment, her service to our country and her accomplishments!
Mary Ellen and I have a number of relatives and friends who have served in the military and we have had the opportunity to work with many people who are first responders. We are extremely grateful for their sacrifice and service. To show our appreciation, Eagle offers a special discount to active and veteran military and first responders.
Because we strongly believe that children are our future, we have also become actively involved in local groups that mentor young people. We are a corporate sponsor of SuperKicks, a youth organization that promotes socialization through soccer as well as a Platinum Sponsor of the New Haven Middlesex Board of Realtor’s Young Professionals Network which encourages young real estate professionals and their affiliates to excel.
Ron and I believe in love. We treat each other with kindness and respect and inspire each other to be
the best people we can be. We love our five daughters and believe that they, in turn, learn how to love
by the example we set for them.
Ron comes from a large family. They loved each other, but always struggled just to make ends meet. By
the time he was an adolescent, Ron realized that education was his only hope for a better life. He was
lucky enough to find a champion and that sponsorship changed Ron's life.
After graduating from college in 2009, our daughter, Margaret, made the decision to volunteer at the
Hope for Children Fund Youth Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was here that she met Rediet, a bright
young boy who told her that someday, he wanted to become President of Ethiopia. Rediet's mom had
recently died. He had never known his father, also deceased, and had no siblings. Margaret called and
said, "Mom, Rediet doesn't have anyone and I really believe in this kid. Can we help him?"
It started years ago with someone offering Ron a chance. Now we had a chance to help Rediet.
Our sponsorship has changed Rediet’s life. We are his family. We have regular contact with Rediet both through people who visit him on our behalf as well as frequent email correspondence, notes and packages. Rediet has grown into a responsible and educated young man who excels in science and art. He works hard, loves people and inspires us. Last year, Rediet was accepted into the school of engineering at Dire Dawa University. Out of 200 students who applied for their Architectural Engineering program, Rediet was one of 52 accepted. He says it is difficult, but he loves and embraces the challenge. We couldn’t be prouder of him and all he continues to accomplish!
Ron and I believe in love and we believe in our children. They are our future. There are many other
children, like Rediet, who are looking for sponsors. Just think - that person could be you! Click here for
more information about how you can help change a child’s future.
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Ron, Marley & Mary Ellen
We are extremely grateful for your sacrifice and service. To show our appreciation, Eagle offers a special discount to active and veteran military and first responders.
Margaret & Rediet
Ron and I believe in love and we believe in our children. They are our future. There are many other children, like Rediet, who are looking for sponsors.
Mary Ellen Graham.
Platinum Sponsor of YPN
SupPorter of Super Kicks
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