In 2009, just before Eden was born, her father, Air Force Senior Airman Colton J. Read, lost both of his legs. She’s only ever known her dad without both of his legs, but that doesn’t stop her from thinking he’s a hero and can do anything. To Eden, her daddy isn’t disabled He’s DIFFERENTLY ABLED.
SrA. Colton has shown his daughter what it means to overcome adversity, and she is proud to be the daughter of a military veteran and hero.
If you ask Eden what she wants to be when she grows up, she has a variety of answers. Because like her dad, she knows she can do whatever she puts her mind to. The sky is the limit.
“Being awarded the scholarship would mean my daughter could grow up in an environment where she never has to feel ashamed or embarrassed because her family is different than others. The school, teachers, and families are warm and welcoming and embrace our family. Being in a smaller, classroom environment, the teachers at Eden’s school can provide the attention many veteran children need post-war. This gives me a peace of mind knowing my daughter will grow up being looked after and cared for, even beyond the walls of our home.”
- Jessica Read