Overcoming Adversity - Memorial Day Message

All within a span of two years Jeanie Murphy lost her sight, her U.S. Army career, and her daughter. Despite the devastating time, Jeanie and her husband Robert, did not give up. Looking for support, Jeanie found the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) and discovered a community of individuals who understood the trials she was facing. BVA gave them the support and education they needed as they navigated this new life. Now, they continue to give back to the organization that gave to them.

Memorial Day is a great time to support BVA in honor of Jeanie and Robert. Their story is a good reminder of several important commemorations that take place during the month of May (National Military Appreciation Month, Month of the Military Caregiver, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Mother’s Day).

Learn how Jeanie and Robert Murphy were guided through their new world.


“Failure is not being knocked down. Failure is staying down.”
Matthew had an insight that got him started...
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A Veterans Day Tribute
Enrique's shock of knowing he was losing his sight was painful...
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A Hero of the Greatest Generation
It didn't take long for Bob to start over...
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Helping Others to Achieve
Brian felt lost, alone, and didn’t know what to do next…
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One Vision, One Team, One Fight
Lonnie's strength and joy come from those who haven’t yet experienced...
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A Shining Light of Inspiration
Paul continually guides his colleagues out of the darkness and into the light...
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Rising to the Challenge
Ken epitomizes BVA’s mission...
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Gaining New Vision
Steve found purpose and fulfillment in life again...
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Living the Army Values
Eric inspires his fellow blinded veterans...
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Never Leaving Anyone Behind
Monaca champions women veterans initiatives via her...
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