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Today is what would have been Eddie’s 36th birthday. Giving, friendly, fun, goofball are just a few words to describe him. He was larger than life making people laugh and smile. Always selfless and would do anything to help others. He would give the shirt off of his back to someone in need, no questions asked. He had a genuine soul and radiated happiness. It was very contagious. Unfortunately, he was taken too soon from us when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. This children’s book has been a labor of love for us and we knew for a long time we wanted him to be the role model for children and teach them that being a true hero comes from the heart. We want his memory to live on and continue to touch as many people as possible. We hope to represent Eddie as the amazing man he was and to continue spreading his infectious smile and positivity to everyone who reads.


We have a tradition of paying it forward and showing extra acts of kindness on Eddie’s birthday in his honor. We encourage you to join in. No act is ever too small!

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When I was a little girl I loved reading and writing stories. As I got older, that love faded and my dream of becoming an author was no longer something I saw in my future. I am happy to say after many years my passion for writing has returned and I have had a blast writing this story with my sister Diana. The characters are extremely personal and I love that they are the face of our book. Eddie is a real American hero, whom we all miss deeply. Fred is my personal hero for becoming my companion when I needed him the most. Eddie and Fred will teach children that friendship, kindness and courage is what being a true hero is all about. My 8 year old self is jumping for joy as I announce that our book, Eddie and Fred: We’re All Heroes will be published and ready to order on Amazon in April 2021. We hope you enjoy our story and treasure our characters as much as we do.

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As I look over at my drying rack filled with adult and child size masks of different colors and patterns, I can’t help but think what a strange, bizarre world we live in. It feels like we’re watching a really bad movie. 2020 really flipped this world upside down. There was so much devastation this year but as the year is coming to a close I am focusing on the good things 2020 brought to my family. More family time, the opportunity to appreciate the little things and my sweet little baby boy.

I hope 2021 brings back some kind of normalcy again. Wishing everyone a happy and very healthy new year!






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