Cheyenne is an E5 – Boatswain’s mate who’s been serving in the Navy for 10 years. She was recently transferred to the Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida after being stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
Cheyenne was unable to transfer with her spouse, Kareem, due to COVID-19. They lived in separate states and started paying a mortgage in Florida while she stayed in a Virginia apartment taking care of her two children – seven-year-old LayAnna and four-year-old Kareem Jr. She and Kareem decided on a home virtually and once they moved, found mold and serious water damage in the bathroom. They loved the home and were so happy to finally be together, but the discovery put a damper on their excitement, because they knew it wouldn’t be an easy fix.
Wish For Our Heroes recognizes the difficulties facing military families, especially during unprecedented times like these. To help recover their new home, we funded $2,500 to repair the mold and water damage. We hope they are finally able to enjoy their time together as a family in their new home.