With Memorial Day upcoming, most topics that come to mind are important to highlight but heartbreaking. They bring to mind those we have lost over the years…who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our Freedom. They leave us unsure of what to do next, and how to carry on their legacy. They leave us feeling lost and confused.
Today I want to talk about something uplifting. I want to talk about two people who decided to DO SOMETHING about that heartbreak and to find a way to heal the families that are left behind. Matt and Micaela are two dear friends who found a way to run a successful business alongside their military careers. They are incredible leaders that I am proud to serve alongside, and I am the beneficiary of their leadership and mentorship as entrepreneurs as well. I asked them to join us today to talk about how they balance their business with their military careers, and how they leverage their success to run a nonprofit, the Survivors of Heroes Retreat at Holbrook Farms, Minnesota. More importantly, I asked them to share a little bit about their inspiration, and how they’re giving back to a community one hero at a time.
Click on the Video Below Watch Their Amazing Story
Thank you to Matt & Micaela for taking the time to share with us today! From shuffling boxes out of the way of the camera in their new house, fitting in a video the night before Matt went TDY, my internet crashing last minute, filming with a phone propped up, sitting on the bathroom floor (with a baby sleeping in the next room)…it’s a miracle we pulled it off.
Learn More and Get Involved
To learn more about the retreat, check out http://www.holbrookfarmsmn.com, and see how Matt and Micaela redefined their ability to give back at http://redefine.rodanandfields.com/blog/micaela-matthew-brancato-finding-passion-serve/. To contribute to their mission, click here.
Written by Angelina Stephens