Gina is the Founder of Owie BowWowie and Friends Foundation. Owie BowWowie and Friends is a non-profit organization that creates and gives gifts of comfort to children who are hospitalized with a life-threatening illness in the form of a stuffed, plush toy named: Owie BowWowie. Owie is used to comfort the hurts and hearts of those children.
She is also the author of Onward by Faith: A Mother’s Journey to Iraq and Back. She took the diary she kept while her son was deployed and wrote a book that all Marine families can find strength and comfort in reading. It’s about God, country and faith. Rather, it tells of the difficult times, joys and disappointments that a mother and family face when their loved one serves the military.
Gina is the Co-Founder of Marine Comfort Quilts, which provides thousands of quilts for Gold Star Moms. The group’s mission was to deliver a comfort quilt to each mother of the fallen who have given their life for our freedom.
She is a writer for many publications and currently assistant editor and contributor for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundations annual publication.
She is the mother of three, grandmother of five.