Military Spouse Appreciation: Crystal Cavalier, Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc

We all have passions; things that “bring about strong and barely controllable emotion”.  For Army Wife, Crystal,  Juvenile Arthritis hits home, and hits home hard.  We are honored to spotlight Crystal and her passion as today’s Spotlight on the Military Spouse:

Your Name: Crystal Cavalier

Your Company Name: Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc

Quick description of your business: We are a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to outreaching to the community. Support Our Arthritic Kids is a non-partisan and non-profit organization whose primary goals are 1) to engage in education, awareness and provide support to patients, children, parents, and community leaders; 2) to inform the public through outreach programs, health fairs, brochures, pamphlets and other educational materials; 3) to outreach to the communities with little to no health insurance to make sure that those “aches and pains” that children have are not the onset of Juvenile Arthritis.

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What Branch of Service did your spouse serve in and when: Army, 1998-Present

What do you most enjoy about the military lifestyle and why? I enjoy traveling and meeting new people! I really don’t mind moving so much.

What lesson as a military-spouse have you gained that has helped you in the business-world? Networking is a key business tool, you never know who you are going to meet and will be able to help you in the long run.

What do you most enjoy about your line of work now? From all the knowledge I have learned about this illness that has affected my daugter, I am able to help other parents, civilian and military, understand what it is and how it affects their children. I know this happened to my daugter a month after my husband deployed for the 4th time, so that entire year was hard but we made it through.

How does your company support the military family? We provide support groups to military families, workshops, and eventually we are going to offer scholarships to families who can’t afford the medicines.

If you could send a message of encouragement to all of our military spouses what would you tell them? Don’t give up, I know sometimes things look rough but we are the most resilient group of spouses out there, Military Spouses. We can endure anything that is put on our plates.

Any last thoughts to share? Always stick together.

You can learn more about Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc at MilitaryAvenue Partner Ad.  You can also join them on Facebook.

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