Fort Hood Hug Lady Medical Bills
$95,060 of $10,000 goal
I I need to add more information to this campaign discription. I am Richard Dewees, I am Elizabeth Laird's son, I live in Copperas Cove since January 2003, and have been working with the Hug Lady just about that whole time. The use of these monies will be for hospital/health expences, assisted care when she leaves Metroplex, and God forbid, funeral expences if that time comes.
The Visitation will be at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, TX January 2nd. from 12 noon until 4:00 pm. then on Sunday January 3rd. at 3 pm. the funeral service will be held at Christian House of Prayer at 3300 E Stan Schlueter Loop, in Killeen Texas. On Monday the 4th of January, she will be laid to rest in the Texas State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. The grave site service will be private for Family, close friends and dignitaries.
I thank everyone for the show of love for her and the support of her family. Till we all meet again may God bless us all and may He bless America once more.
R. C. Dewees
Greg Zelmer (below) has it right. Hey - III Corps and Fort Hood Garrison, you listening? "Elizabeth Laird Deployment Center." Or whatever else with her name in it. Like his (Zelmer's) comment and mine to keep this up at the top along with the marriage proposals
Please keep us updated. When she moves into her assisted living facility I know there are many soldiers & old soldiers who would love to visit. Such a simple act of giving someone a hug, repeated close to 500,000 times... has had a huge impact on soldiers deploying out of Ft Hood. I received two from her. One in 2008 and one in 2009. I'll remember her kindness for the rest of my days.
Deployment is never easy, but you helped us all smile when we met you there at the airport. That final goodbye hug from the sweetest woman has stuck with me over the years and I hope more than anything you'll be better soon. Thank you for everything and I hope we can all help.
for what she has done, the Army should be taking care of all of this. I'll never forget my hug. It meant the world when family couldn't be there, it still was. and they should rename the base. Hood didn't touch that many lives in his career (no disrespect intended just saying)
My husband, Kevin, made a donation and it is showing as anonymous though that wasn't his intent. Eight hugs were given to Kevin by Mrs. Laird and he still has the sticker she gave him on an ear plug case. His donation pales in comparison for all that this lady has done for every person she has hugged. Prayers and thoughts sent!
My husband had the blessing of being hugged 4 times in and out of Fort Hood and myself and our kiddos once. She is an amazingly beautiful lady, inside and out. Her spirit made me smile and her sense of humor awesome! She will be in our thoughts and prayers!
This sweet angel gave so much love and comfort to our soldiers and loved ones I encourage everybody to keep giving back and I pray she can obtain a place in Stoneybrook assisted living in Copperas Cove so she can rest in a beautiful classy environment like she truly deserves ❤