Mrs. De La Cruz began the mission of trying to help the immediate family of servicemen/women of the Armed Forces when she had a son that had been badly injured and almost lost his life in the war of Iraq in March of 2008. Fortunately she did not lose him…but he did lose a limb. Her older son, who was also serving at the time, got diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She found herself in a pit, unable to come out…no ladder to climb up (money). Then it hit her…there were many out there just like her, no place to go, no one to guide her and nowhere to turn to.She pulled together a team of persons skilled in various fields and plans started to take shape. It has been a slow and arduous process not taking into consideration the lack of funds to give this projects a full blast.She overcame the odds, moving beyond specific hardships and family difficulties to enhance the quality of life for others. Her specific actions which put others first, including exemplary act in coming to the assistance of those in need is indeed worth of praise. Mrs. De La Cruz is an exemplary woman.