Meet Private Rowan Windham!

Grab a tissue! This was a super happy day for Rowan, but if you don’t shed a tear or two reading his mom’s blog, then you need to check your pulse.

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“Yesterday, I got to be a part of something awesome. We enlisted an 8 year old boy, suffering from a rare and life-threatening disorder, into the Texas Army National Guard. His nurse, is one of our guardsmen, and found out that being a Soldier was his dream. I was blessed to be a part of the group of people who planned the day and put all of the pieces together. This little boy was incredible and touched the hearts of everyone he met that day. His family were the most wonderful people. It is hard to describe in words what it meant to be a part of the whole thing. But it was amazing – the coolest and best thing I have done in my 9 years in the Army. My husband and son drove down to Austin to be a part of the day, and I got to help escort the family around for the day.” – Captain Martha C. Nigrelle

Rowan’s Mom’s Blog has the most pics and stories

“It was so humbling and truly appreciated. Brian and I commented how apparent it was that none of these men were doing this for themselves, or for any gain other than blessing Rowan. You could tell they were thankful and grateful for the opportunity to do this for us. I overheard multiple soldiers and officers telling SGT Hixson “thank you for bringing Rowan to our attention”, and telling their Superiors “thank you for putting this together”, or” thank you for letting us be a part of this”. They were all truly happy to be there. I have never been so proud to be an American in my life. It was just beyond perfect.” – Rowan’s mom

Rowan’s special day made FOX News!

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