About Our Founder
Jacqueline Goodrich has been an Army Wife since Christmas Eve 2005. Since then she has spent time as a freelance writer, photographer, and baby wrangler as Lucy and Tag came into their lives. On February 20th 2012, her husband’s 26th birthday, she woke up to a phone call from Afghanistan. The days that followed found the family rushing to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be by his side as he recovered from serious wounds sustained in combat. It didn’t take long living at this unfamiliar place for Jacqueline to see the effect it had on three year old Lucy and newborn Tag. For months as the family adjusted to this “new normal” she watched parents of infants and even teenagers fight to make hospital life a little more kid-friendly. The idea for The General’s Kids grew from her desire to see her own children still experience joy in the midst of life-changing circumstances. Jacqueline’s husband SGT. Goodrich is recovering well and they look forward to his return to duty in the future and seeing The General’s Kids thrive so it can reach wounded warrior kids across the world
Rheanna Bernard has been a military wife since 2004. After moving with her husband to Northern Nevada she finished her education in Criminal Justice and they started a family. Finding herself in a military minority, full time Air National Guard in a semi-remote location and with no larger military community or base nearby, she began to seek out support online by participating in support forums. The next step was to throw herself into volunteer work in an effort to bring that support to others like her. As a key spouse and a member of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard’s Auxiliary she sought to bring the struggles of the currently serving National Guard service members and their families, to the forefront. With the support of her husband and the inspiration she finds in her three young children, Rheanna has sought to make sure every military family gets the support that they deserve regardless of their status. She hopes to bring that same determination and advocacy to The General’s Kids. Currently Rheanna resides in the DC area with her husband and three children, and is a volunteer, blogger and freelance writer.