Folds of Honor Family | Eden Read

Categories: Recipient Stories

Folds of Honor Recipient:

Eden Read

In Honor of:

Air Force Senior Airman Colton J. Read, double-amputee.

Just before Eden was born, her Father lost both of his legs in 2009. She’s only ever known daddy without both of his legs; in a wheelchair. But that doesn’t stop her from thinking her dad is a hero and can do anything. To Eden, her Father, Air Force Senior Airman, isn’t disabled – He’s DIFFERENTLY ABLED.

Colton has shown his daughter what it’s like to overcome adversity in this world. And she is proud to be the daughter of a military veteran and hero.

When Eden grows up, she has a host of different answers of what she wants to be. Because like her dad, she knows she can do whatever she puts her mind to. The sky is the limit.

What does this scholarship mean to you?

“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.”