When Taryn Davis lost her husband Michael to a roadside bomb in Iraq, she was instantly thrown into the world of being a military widow, at 25. She set out on a journey to heal herself by finding other young widows in her situation. What started with a visit to another young wife lead Taryn to be inspired in courageous ways. “It was the first (military) widow that I was seeing face to face,” Davis said. “And for me, it was inspiring … like, ‘Man, if she can get up every day and do this with a child, I can do this. … I can’t let her down.’ ”
Taryn now supports nearly 800 military widows through “The American Widow Project”, a web site that encourages sharing, friendship and the courage to make a difference in each others lives.
Learn more at: http://www.americanwidowproject.org/about/
CNN’s story about Taryn: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/26/cnnheroes.davis.military.widows/index.html