Most of us need major support when going through a life-altering transformation. For some of us, that change could be major weight loss and a difficult-to-follow regime of diet and exercise. For others, it’s surgery they’ve been putting off to fix a life-long problem. While most of us couldn’t imagine undergoing a major transformation without our partner – our main support system – these brave military wives reinvented themselves while their husbands were deployed.
Military wives are married to true American heroes – but they also have a mostly thankless job. Raising children, taking care of a household and emotionally supporting a husband while he’s stationed away from home is no easy task. For Lori, a military wife and mother of three, severe periodontal disease contributed to her long list of daily stresses.