People Magazine Recognizes OSOA – Heroes Among Us

She Throws Showers for Military Babies

By Lorenzo Benet

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KIMBERLY FELSHAW, 32

Oceanside, Calif.

Felshaw was in desperate need of solace in March 2006 after the death of 3-week-old Allysa-born with a terminal condition-when a joyful memory came back: The baby shower their church had thrown for Felshaw and husband Josh, a Marine sergeant. “That perfect strangers would help was overwhelming,” says Felshaw, a former Marine. Through her Operation Showers of Appreciation, she’s thrown 25 showers and provided $250,000 in baby clothes and gear to 500 military families. Marine Lance Cpl. Alyssa Iwanski, 20, expecting her first child with husband Micheal, wept at the sight of a stroller, diaper bag and stuffed animals. “Babies are expensive, and this was a great help,” she says. “Kim’s amazing.”

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