GOOD GRIEF CAMP MENTOR TESTIMONIALS
"The Good Grief Camp really brings into focus the sacrifices that have been made for our Nation; these kids are incredible and I am blessed to have the opportunity to get to know them."
-Major Steve Harrold USAF, began mentoring in 2007
"I thought it was going to be a one time, weekend thing! That weekend, come to find out, completely changed my life forever!! Since that first weekend I have become involved in the lives of hundreds of spouses and children across the country. I look forward to any and all events that TAPS is a part of. Being a mentor is the most gratifying, and peaceful part of my life. I count the days until I can see all of my friends in the TAPS family again. In the end that is what we all are to each other, just an extended version of our own families."
-SSG Shawn Callan, US Army, began mentoring in 2005
"TAPS has allowed me to get to know and mentor the children of a friend lost after an Iraq deployment. Spending Memorial Day in D.C. with them and bunch of other great kids has been very fun and sometimes hilarious. I think it is good for everyone involved and I look forward to this weekend all year."
-Major Matt Sterni USMC, began mentoring in 2007
"Having the chance to be with a teen survivor, who shares what it has been like for them since they lost their loved one, has been one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of my life. It is an honor to spend time with the young survivors, some of the bravest individuals I've ever met."
-Chad Weikel, US Army, a surviving sibling who began mentoring in 2006