“I want to make a difference and make sure that our Veterans know there are many reasons to fight through the pain. They owe it to themselves and to those who lost their lives on the battlefield and the ones who lost their battle at home.” – Danica Thomas
–Charlotte, North Carolina
To say I am inspired by Danica Thomas is an understatement. She survived a nightmare but byway of her personal experience, she is now helping military families and service members to prevent tragic outcomes.
As a widowed Army spouse— who survived her late husband’s suicide following his traumatic injuries sustained from a suicide bomber while deployed in Afghanistan— she is now paving a path of light and healing for her two young daughters as well as the military community.
Danica is a huge proponent of suicide awareness and prevention. She is an avid volunteer and speaker with both The Independence Fund https://www.independencefund.org/ and Travis Marion Foundation https://www.travismanion.org/.
She serves as the Board Chair for Susan M. Tillis Foundation www.susantillis.org which supports families with newborns born at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Listen to our conversation on Hodge Podge Podcast about Danica’s journey and her mission to help the military community. It is a truly inspiring conversation:https://anchor.fm/jalisonpaulyahoocom/episodes/Danica-Thomas–Widowed-Army-Spouse–Military-Suicide-Awareness-Advocate–Susan-Tillis-Foundat-eb1lev
-Alison Paul Klakowicz
Host and Creator of Hodge Podge Podcast and Blog
Author of the award-winning children’s book, Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck
Alison is a military spouse, writer, blogger, podcaster and author who resides in her native state of North Carolina with her husband and son. They have called Fayetteville, NC their home for the past decade.