Semper Fi Sisters bring Beach Blast, Boxes of Love next week

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

Determined to attend after missing the first three, Cochrane had been ill – dealing in part with lupus and its wide spectrum of symptoms – but had only told her deployed children she had seen the doctor a few times.

Not a word to worry the kids.

But three days into last year’s Beach Blast Cochrane suffered a massive heart attack and passed away.

“When something like that happens you reflect on your own life and about getting things done because there might not be a tomorrow,” Williams said. “Some people regret things they didn’t do. Going to the Beach Blast was something she was going to do, not regret. She was going to have a list of things like that.”

In Cochrane’s honor, this year’s, and future year’s, Boxes of Love Packing Party will be dedicated to Cochrane.

Williams cashed in some flier miles banked while in the military to ensure her mother’s two best friends among the Sisters attend the special Blast and Packing Party.

“I am honored and I thank God mom could impact somebody so much,” Williams said, adding that many of us fear death not so much for what is on the other side, but because, “We don’t want to be forgotten. For my mom, that will never happen.

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