Families of Fallen Soldiers Honored This Christmas by Believe With Me Foundation

by Liz Holland
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The Believe With Me Foundation is honoring families of fallen soldiers this Christmas. The founder and CEO of the foundation, Lyette Reback, sat down with Fox earlier this week. Rebak shared how her foundation is giving back to those who need it most. Rebak said, “Believe With Me takes the opportunity at Christmas to serve 1,400 children who have lost a parent serving.”

The foundation’s website also offers some insight into what they’re all about.  A portion of the foundation’s online “Our Purpose” page reads:

“We live in a world where kids just don’t realize that their opportunities have cost many generations much sacrifice. Most children today have no idea that over 1.5 million American patriots have paid the ultimate price for their freedoms and opportunities to succeed at school, sports, and life. At Believe With Me, that cost is up close and personal as we wrap gifts for hundreds of Gold Star children at Christmas, serve alongside veterans and Gold Star family members at a Gold Star home renovation project, or as we serve Gold Star Mothers over Mother’s Day. We resolve to remember the fallen and let their life of sacrifice light the way for the next generation.”

Foundation Helps Gold Star Families

The site goes on to explain the true heart they have behind assisting Gold Star families.

“In America today we have become increasingly separate, ever more divided, easily offendable and heartbreakingly disunified. Serving Gold Star families that have lost a loved one so that we may have security.. [So] that we may pursue life and happiness…So that we may experience equality and justice, gives new meaning and purpose to our volunteers and donors,” the site reads.

Rebak was joined on Fox Wednesday morning by Amy Dozier, widow of Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Dozier. Amy was accompanied by her daughter, Emma Dozier. Rebak’s foundation has assisted the Dozier family among many others.

Believe With Me Foundation’s Impact

Jonathan Dozier passed away at age 30 in Iraq, January of 2008. He received many honors during his time in the service. These honors include a Purple Heart, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, a Bronze Star for Valor, and many more. Dozier’s obituary notes, “He will be remembered for his sensitivity, caring ways, and his ability to gather his many friends for celebrations.”

In a heartbreaking explanation, Amy Dozier shares that due to the timing of Jonathan’s death, she still received Christmas gifts from him in the mail. She says the last time she spoke to him was in 2007 on Christmas day, just weeks before his passing. When it comes to the Believe With Me Foundation, Amy Dozier is thankful. She says, “We feel incredibly blessed to be a part of this organization.. To be remembered by Lyette and her organization throughout the year.” You can visit the Believe With Me Foundation website here.

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