“The Legacy of Heroes is the Memory of a Great Name, and the Inheritance of a Great Example”
My sister Maggie and I are lucky to have two unofficial brothers in Jimbo and Joe Theinert. Joe lived his life according to his code: Take-care of your loved ones, tend to your responsibilities, and above all else maintain your integrity. This code is what made him a one-of-a-kind friend, a great role model, and an ideal leader.
When we lost Joe in the summer of 2010 all of our lives stopped. I remember family members and friends trying to console me with sentiments like, “This wound will heal." "Give it time." "The pain will subside.” These thoughts enraged me ... I had just lost my brother. I did not have the slightest desire to feel “ok.” But in time what I learned through losing Joe is although we may lose someone, their memory stays with us. The responsibility falls on those who loved him, to inspire others with Joe’s memory.
On July 16th I will be partaking in the Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon in order to raise money for Strongpoint Theinert Ranch. Please consider donating what you can and if you can not donate please share this link.
Thank you for visiting my page and come cheer me on in Montauk!!!
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch (STR) is a place where active and veteran service members, their families, and Gold Star families can come together to strengthen, transition, and reconnect on a 1,000-acre former cattle ranch in remote Magdalena, NM. STR is run by the family and friends of 1LT Joe Theinert who was killed in action during combat operations in Afghanistan on June 4, 2010. All guest expenses, including round-trip travel, meals, and equipment, are underwritten by the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund. We have hosted over 10 retreats and 80 guests so far including active and veteran service members from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps and Gold Star mothers and fathers. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, but know that we can do more.
Currently, Strongpoint Theinert Ranch guests stay in Joe's family home, but we are committed to expanding our reach. We have set a goal to raise $300,000, which would allow us to build a “bunkhouse” on family donated land. The 2,600 square foot bunkhouse will have 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a great room, and give us the capacity to host up to 20 guests at a time. We have already raised $259,000. Please help us reach our goal and secure funding to break ground by December 2019. Learn more here.
|Robin Streck||07/21/2017||$100.00||Mario Dattilo||07/15/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||07/15/2017||$18.00||You are a shining STAR!||Julie Brown||07/15/2017||$20.00||Good luck Reilly!||Mark Patykewich||07/15/2017||$50.00||Maggie Reilly||07/15/2017||$100.00||Always remembering Joey, always so proud of you||Jessica Montgomery||07/15/2017||$100.00||Pamela Davidson||07/12/2017||$50.00||What a great cause! Hats off to you, Justin!||Maggie Marchesi||07/08/2017||$100.00||You're a good man Justin Tim! We love you very much... Auntie Mag, Uncle Buzz, Kelly, Amy & Kimber||Kim Reilly||07/07/2017||$100.00||Barbara Ianfolla||07/07/2017||$50.00||Elizabeth Roe||06/27/2017||$30.00||This is awesome! Keep crushing, Justin! (Ps... goal achieved!)||Deb Wight||06/26/2017||$50.00||Go Justin!||Ali Ranieri||06/16/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||06/12/2017||$100.00||Krysta Maggie||06/12/2017||$20.00||Joey clearly impacted this world in ways he wouldn't have known. I know this ranch and fund will do the same.||Amanda Nicosia||06/09/2017||$50.00||<3||Jack and Kelly Murphy||06/08/2017||$100.00||Jill Gendron||06/07/2017||$50.00||Blair Rush||06/05/2017||$50.00||Richie Mullen||06/04/2017||$25.00||Ashley Karpeh||06/03/2017||$50.00||Sarah Orlowski||06/03/2017||$50.00||Danny Diberardinis||06/02/2017||$100.00||Legends never die.||Kelly Marchesi||06/02/2017||$15.00||Go Justin!!! <3 you||Karen Heiser||06/01/2017||$50.00||Family remains the most important tie that binds||Elizabeth Reilly||06/01/2017||$100.00||Patrick Manning||06/01/2017||$55.00||Here's to Justin for being one-of-a-kind, and to STRONGPOINT for supporting those who serve(d). Honored to push you closer to your goal. Now get on those trunks, ride that bike, and run your a$$ off to that finish line!!||Lindsay and Matt Deane (Waldner)||06/01/2017||$25.00||Rosemary Reilly||06/01/2017||$150.00||Justin and Mags, Think Joey would be proud of your service as well. Aunt Ro||Courtney Neckonchuk||06/01/2017||$20.00||Good Luck Reilly!||Claire Libich||06/01/2017||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||06/01/2017||$25.00||Dr. Ronnie Salzman and Dr. Jerome Zisfein||06/01/2017||$50.00||Elizabeth Skovira||05/31/2017||$15.00||Gaby and Andy Marucci||05/31/2017||$25.00||<3 this! Have a great race!||Becca Franz||05/31/2017||$20.00||David Sell||05/31/2017||$25.00||From one brother to another...You'd better train to reduce the pain! Good luck, Justin! We are rooting for you! Dave||Kate Mullen||05/31/2017||$50.00||❤️||Rich Mullen||05/31/2017||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||05/31/2017||$100.00||Love you so.||Catherine Ryan||05/31/2017||$10.00||Gianna Grossmann||05/31/2017||$50.00||Love you||Nora Broege Heiser||05/31/2017||$100.00||Because you guys loved and cherished Joe and we love and cherish you!||Keith and Ali Bavaro||05/31/2017||$250.00||Elizabeth Toth||05/31/2017||$50.00||AnnMarie Galasso||05/31/2017||$50.00||Rooting for you, Justin!|