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Erin Dructor

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Erin is a live life to the fullest and regret nothing type of person.  Even before losing her husband Sgt. Blake Stephens in May 2007 in Iraq they both had enjoyed life as much as they could of.  Both of them had passions for extreme things, fitness and traveling the world. After becoming a widow Erin’s whole world changed and went upside down. She

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Taryn Davis

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Taryn is the founder and Executive Director of the American Widow Project. After losing her husband in Iraq, Taryn made it her mission to create a place to allow others like her to find hope and inspiration after the loss of one’s hero.

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Tatiana Sanders

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Tatiana Sanders is an aspiring documentary producer with a contagious personality and love for life, who lives in Miami, FL and became part of The American Widow Project after losing her fiancé, Cpl. Delvis L. Fernandez, on October 24, 2008.

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Jayme Patterson

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Jayme is a mother, sister, daughter, friend, and proud military widow.

When her husband Nick died in September 2007 in Iraq, Jayme thought life was over. She lost her passion to live and wondered how she could ever feel fulfilled without him. She felt alone in her grief until she connected with other military widows.

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