Brandie Beane's New Start

While my daughter is not the type to ever ask for help, this is the one time where she needs a community to rally around her. 

Serving in the military for eight years, Brandie was committed to sacrificing for her country. When serving stateside, she typically had one or two other jobs. Finding out she was expecting her first child, and after an honorable discharge from the US Navy, Brandie decided to return home to her family in Arizona. 

We left Virginia to drive across country on Sunday, January 31st, hauling her entire life in a 5' x 8' Uhaul trailer attached to her truck. After uneventful stops in Tennessee and Oklahoma, our last stop was the Homewood Suites at the Albuquerque airport. 

Unfortunately, when we went out to leave this morning and make the last leg of our journey to Phoenix, we realized that someone had stolen her trailer. Her entire life, all of her belongings were in that trailer. 

Her friends in VA had thrown her a baby shower, so all the gifts for her baby girl, Cadence Riley (due in July) were in the trailer. In addition, her bed, all of her clothes, and her other belongings.

The saddest part of this is that they stole all of her military items - medals, commendations, uniforms - some of these things being irreplaceable, specifically commendations from her service in Afghanistan. 

Although Brandie would never ask for a handout, I'd like to do anything I can to help her get a true fresh start. She literally has her truck and the clothes on her back. 

While this is a tragedy, we still feel very blessed that we are safe, Vixie is safe, her truck was not damaged. We are incredibly thankful the outpouring of kind words and prayers. 

Police have no leads in the case, the cameras didn't work at the hotel, so chances of recovery are next to none.


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