I knew Mike Cooke in high school... we graduated together. Mike was smart and very funny and I don't really know a person that didn't like him... and in high school that is a pretty amazing feat.

At first, I thought this story would be all about Mike, the soldier, the Operation Desert Storm veteran, but as things progressed I realized that this was not just about a soldier but the mother that continues to care for and worry about her son.

Meet Michael and Joan Cooke.

Also, I would like to offer this link. woundedwarriorproject.org/

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