Q&A WITH Dawn Heisler

Hero’s in Action

By Pat Nowak

PHOTO BY MICHAEL NEMETH

Heroes in Action Military Outreach is an organization committed to supporting service members, veterans and their families. The marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors, and coast guard have a mission: to PROTECT the country, families and children. The HIA mission: SUPPORTS the military by sending care packages overseas and encouraging the families here at home.

The first monthly care packages were shipped in December, 2004 and thousands of boxes have been shipped overseas along wit several in state those wounded or without family. on special days.

Heroes in Action is also a support for the families with personal needs, housing, auto repairs, food baskets and newborn baskets. They work with many other organizations to help educate, prepare and equip families with benefit information for emotional issues that may occur with service members. HIA does the unique and it is all done with volunteers. 

Heroes In Action is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and solely supported by monetary and furniture donations. Please visit the website or Facebook page to learn more or make a donation: www.heroesinaction.org.

Are you a native Toledoan? Yes, I am.

What was your first job? Secretary for a law firm.

Do you have any secrets aging gracefully? Give us your health, diet or lifestyle tips. Walk, exercise and eat right.  Since I am a cancer survivor, I am very careful on the things I eat, which is mostly organics.

Words I live by: God is first place in my life.  I feel our lives are not made by our dreams, but by the choices we make.

Biggest self-indulgence? Work – I have to be busy.

I have always wanted to…

Be there for my children and know that they are happy.  Life is all about family.  I have traveled and done many things, but as you get older, I feel that the things I thought were important mean nothing if I don’t have family.

What do you admire in others  No question – honesty and doing right.

Pet peeve  Someone that says they are going to do something – and doesn’t.  If you can’t do something, just say so. 

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