The legacy of my sister, Nichola

 

When we were growing up, Nichola’s unrelenting tenacity always inspired me. As I got older, I realized that her drive wasn’t a given. I realized that women across Canada, and around the world, regularly face discrimination and bias on the road to achieving their dreams. But Nichola always kept her drive, and it helped her lead her soldiers in Afghanistan.

We started the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund to celebrate and serve strong women like Nichola who have the courage to never take no for an answer. They are the servicewomen, Veteran women, and their families, who protect the values integral to Canada and stand on guard for those less fortunate around the world.

Since the fund was created, we’ve seen incredible support from Canadians. With True Patriot Love carrying on the legacy through the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, $260,000 has been committed to programs supporting women from the military  community and their families. And with your help, we will continue to support organizations that stand for women like Nichola, helping to manage the realities of a career in the military.

Nichola would have been incredibly proud of the programs we’ve been able to create in her legacy. And for that, my family and I are forever thankful.

Picture of the Goddard Family

Left to right: Andrew Rusk, Katherine Rusk, Sally Goddard, Tim Goddard

 

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