Both Hennessy’s are Marines and Mommy was deployed for this testimony:
“Kaylei brings her doll to all the stores with her and screams Mommy, Mommy and shoves it at anybody who will look at her. I get emails all the time telling me how cute everyone thinks it is. It was the perfect Christmas present so tell them thank you very much from us all” Cpl Rebekah Hennessy
Operation Hug-A-Hero and the Dorr Family were spotlighted today by Tampa Bay’s 10 Connects and recognized as local heroes. The feature interview describes the challenges the Dorr Family faced with the deployment of Brian Dorr to Afghanistan. Operation Hug-a-Hero was there to hear how their Hug-A-Hero doll helped their daughter Paisley and how it kept Daddy close throughout his time overseas. The video and article can be found here.
“Come out and visit one of our local Harley Davidson Stores as they host a Heroes Bike Night at the Brandon Store. This event is remembering 9/11 and our American Heroes, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Operation Hug-A-Hero will be present at this event to pass out fliers and spread awareness so families in need can have one of their own Hug-A-Hero dolls!”
“Thank you again for the daddy doll! Harley absolutely loves it. She was in my bed from the day Marc left until the day she received the daddy doll. Now she sleeps in her own bed and goes to bed with out crying. Also, Harley has a very rare blood disorder call Cyclic Neutropenia and has to get a shot every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. When her daddy was her she would hold and squeeze his hand. When he left I had a really hard time getting her to let me give her a shot. Now that she has her Daddy doll it has made it SO much easier to give her a shot because now she can squeeze her Daddy!!!.
So again thank you so much.