KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyler Jeffries, one of ten veterans featured in the book "Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed," proposed to Lauren Lilly during a visit with Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Monday, August 10.
President George H. W. Bush wrote the foreword for "Unbreakable Bonds," which was published Nov. 11, 2014, and had invited the wounded warriors, their moms, and the book's authors, Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris, to visit with the family this summer. "In ways that are both heartbreaking and yet uplifting, 'Unbreakable Bonds' celebrates two groups of heroes who I pray for every night: wounded warriors and their mothers," the former president wrote.
Tyler, 26, from Concord, North Carolina, lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan on October 6, 2012. During his recovery, his mom, Pam Carrigan Britt, moved into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to care for her son. Their story of inspiration and hope, along with the dramatic experiences of nine other moms and their wounded warriors, is told in "Unbreakable Bonds." The book showcases the selfless love and support of the mothers who, like their wounded warriors, have been changed forever, and who have, without hesitation, sacrificed greatly for their precious sons and daughters. They bear their burdens heroically, supporting each other during the long months and years of recovery.
And it was before this unofficial family -- as well as members of America's most renowned political families -- that Tyler proposed, two of his fellow veterans helping him get down on his prosthetic knee. Lauren blurted out a "yes" before he even had the question finished, to cheers, tears, and applause.
"Yesterday dreams came true not only for Tyler and Lauren but all of the wounded warriors and their caregiver moms," said Guerin, president of Guerin Public Relations. "The Bush family and their wonderful staff gave them all a true hero's welcome, and for that we are forever grateful."
SOURCE Guerin Public Relations