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TexasRN
02-21-2009, 07:51 PM
See, Matt...I am working on the pictures. :tongue0011:

So here I am in Fairfax, VA for the fights doing another photography thing with Matt. This time we went to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC. Marc Fiore went as well. This was a luncheon meet and greet for wounded soldiers and their families. Evidently there are quite a few times when soldiers are at the hospital for long periods of time, like 18 months and more , for rehab and physical therapy and they can't always have their families stationed here with them. That means they are separated from their loved ones for a lot of time even after coming home from overseas wounded. It was a great event to be a part of. It is always a humbling experience to meet these guys and girls who have given so much for their country. Matt once again mentioned that he was awed by the attitude they have and their high spirits. He said it is always an "uplifting" experience for him. The people in charge of the event also gave a few laptops away which will come in handy for those who will use them to keep in touch with their family. I tried to get as many pictures as I could and I will post those as soon as I get them all downloaded to my photobucket acct and will put them here in this thread.

The clothing company "Ranger Up" was there handing out t-shirts which Matt signed.....and Marc when people would realize who he was and ask him. There was an MMA fighter there who is an Army MMA champion named Tim Kennedy. We'll be seeing more of him soon I think. I got photos of him as well. And I *finally* got a picture of me with Matt, one with Marc, and one with Tim Kennedy.

Let me tell ya'll, riding in the car with Matt and Marc is ummmm....interesting. They feed off of each other with the jokes and greatly enjoy themselves. I had a blast of course. At one point Matt had his daughter on the phone and he was trying to get her to sing "Jesus Loves Me" for us on speaker. It was very cute. She wouldn't sing but Matt sang the first line to try and get her started. :laugh: There was a multitude of topics discussed, anything from guns and cooking pheasant to bragging on our children.

I want to give a shout out to LTC Kelly Crigger who drove us there and helped set this up. Pictures to follow soon.....

Edited to add: I want to say how cool it was for the UWC to give free tickets to the soldiers to go to the fights. They had a bus that they loaded up to drive them there and back. They also were responsible for Matt being able to go to the hospital to do the visit there. It is always great when companies do things like this. I am proud to be the daughter of a Vietnam Vet and it's great to see the difference in how the soldiers are treated today versus how my dad and his fellow vets were treated when they returned home. People will stop us on the street when he wears his Purple Heart cap or his Vietnam Vet cap and shake his hand and say "thank you for your service." It brings tears to my eyes at times because it means so much to him.


~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:11 PM
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~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:14 PM
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~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:17 PM
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~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Pictures with me in them: :w00t: Keep in mind I am wearing boots with a heel....

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~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:21 PM
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~Amy

TexasRN
02-21-2009, 08:24 PM
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That's all folks. I'll be at the fights tonight and will take tons more pictures and make another post.


~Amy

VCURamFan
02-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Man, I don't there's a single picture in which Matt isn't smiling!

Bonnie
02-21-2009, 08:52 PM
Pictures with me in them: :w00t: Keep in mind I am wearing boots with a heel....

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~Amy

Amy, I love all the photos, but these are my favorites! Love that haircut on you--showcases your beautiful smile! :)

MattHughesRocks
02-21-2009, 08:58 PM
That's adorable. Who is the kid Amy?




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MattHughesRocks
02-21-2009, 09:07 PM
Great pictures Amy. Good job! :applause:

Boomer
02-22-2009, 01:39 AM
WAR AMY!! :) Thanks for keeping us plugged in. :) I hate im missing all this, but this helps!!!

Ps the haircut = HOT!! :wink:

Blmfighter
02-22-2009, 03:24 AM
Good job Amy! Those are nice pictures

Mac
02-22-2009, 04:21 AM
GREAT JOB AMY!!!!!!!! Great Photos also . And for any Soldiers that are here reading this thread , Thanks Guys , for absolutley everything!

MattHughesRocks
02-22-2009, 04:28 AM
:applause:


GREAT JOB AMY!!!!!!!! Great Photos also . And for any Soldiers that are here reading this thread , Thanks Guys , for absolutley everything!

matthughesfan21
02-22-2009, 04:29 AM
great pics amy, I wish I was you haha, that would be a great thing to have the opportunity to go to, I am glad you had a great time...and to all those soldiers in these pics and to the rest of them not included, thank you very much for your service to this country, I believe you are the most courageous people on this planet, I think all of us owe are lives to you in someway, shape, or form...GOD SPEED

rearnakedchoke
02-22-2009, 04:30 AM
those are very touching pics ... matt is the man ...

and excuse me if this comes across insensitive .... but you are HOT ...

Bonnie
02-22-2009, 04:31 AM
GREAT JOB AMY!!!!!!!! Great Photos also . And for any Soldiers that are here reading this thread , Thanks Guys , for absolutley everything!

Yes indeed!!!:happy0159:

(Some of them looked so young :cry: )

Llamafighter
02-22-2009, 04:31 AM
Awesome pics Amy!
You can see the respect in Matt's eyes in these photos!
God bless our soldiers!

TexasRN
02-22-2009, 02:48 PM
They had a bus take guys over from Walter Reed to the fights last night so they could go watch after meeting Matt, Marc, and Tim Kennedy. I thought that was just awesome. I didn't see where they were sitting but the event had some empty seats towards the front so after a little while people starting moving down closer to the cage. I hope they had decent seats for them.

Oh and it's snowing here this morning. It looks very pretty, not sticking. Too bad we have to drive home in it today. :sad:


~Amy

Spiritwalker
02-22-2009, 03:30 PM
GREAT JOB AMY!!!!!!!! Great Photos also . And for any Soldiers that are here reading this thread , Thanks Guys , for absolutley everything!


DITTO!!!

Jonlion
02-23-2009, 10:13 PM
GREAT JOB AMY!!!!!!!! Great Photos also . And for any Soldiers that are here reading this thread , Thanks Guys , for absolutley everything!


:applause:

Sugar Shane
02-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Nice pics Amy!! I love the fact that Matt gets out and does this sort of thing, he definitely is a different class of fighter, in more than one way. To all the troops, thank you, that is all I can say for what you do for me, my friends, and my family, thank you.

ufcfan2
02-24-2009, 03:51 AM
those are very touching pics ... matt is the man ...

and excuse me if this comes across insensitive .... but you are HOT ...
:wub:

Great pics....and I happen to agree with RC ...Anywho keep them coming I don't think ppl realizes how much Matt does outside the UFC.

CAVEMAN
02-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Cool pictures Amy and thanks for sharing. It's great that Matt and the guys do this kind of stuff. Says alot about their character!

TexasRN
02-27-2009, 12:39 AM
I got a few more pictures today from a guy who was at Walter Reed with us. Here are 2 that I really liked:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/TexasRN/Fairfax%20VA%20fights/MattandTimKennedy2.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/TexasRN/Fairfax%20VA%20fights/Mattwithkid.jpg



~Amy

Buzzard
02-27-2009, 03:07 AM
Nice pictures and thanks for looking after our wounded vets. Thanks for your effort, I know it won't go unnoticed.

internationalharvester
02-27-2009, 05:34 AM
Thanks Amy great pics, I have a friend of mine is in the hospital down there but he is at Brooke

TexasRN
05-31-2009, 07:01 PM
Kelly Crigger wrote an article for Fight magazine, June issue, which features this visit that Matt did at Walter Reed. The 2 pictures with the article look just like my pictures. I had to look to see if I took them. :laugh:

I love seeing Matt get the attention he deserves.



~Amy

Tyburn
05-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Kelly Crigger wrote an article for Fight magazine, June issue, which features this visit that Matt did at Walter Reed. The 2 pictures with the article look just like my pictures. I had to look to see if I took them. :laugh:

I love seeing Matt get the attention he deserves.



~Amy
:ninja: I'm still trying to finish his book you know...I was put off on the first page when he said the inspiration for such a book was to uncover why fighters like BJ Penn are so wrongly missrepresented...and then he moved on to Nick Diaz...and goodness knows who he'll pick next on his circuit of must visit Fight Camps...that misses out Miletich Fighting Systems.... :scared0011:

Sometimes I like him...sometimes, I really dont :laugh:

TexasRN
05-31-2009, 08:26 PM
:ninja: I'm still trying to finish his book you know...I was put off on the first page when he said the inspiration for such a book was to uncover why fighters like BJ Penn are so wrongly missrepresented...and then he moved on to Nick Diaz...and goodness knows who he'll pick next on his circuit of must visit Fight Camps...that misses out Miletich Fighting Systems.... :scared0011:

Sometimes I like him...sometimes, I really dont :laugh:

I still haven't read his book. :unsure-1: I keep meaning to, just haven't gotten it yet. I will overlook those things on his first page though since he was such a nice guy and military men are hot. :w00t:


~Amy

Tyburn
05-31-2009, 08:53 PM
I still haven't read his book. :unsure-1: I keep meaning to, just haven't gotten it yet. I will overlook those things on his first page though since he was such a nice guy and military men are hot. :w00t:


~Amy
:ninja: well there is that :laugh:

The book isnt bad. I just lost it for a week and then found it in my bag and couldnt remember where i'd got up to :blink:

infantry all the way
12-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Matt, Amy, everyone else there whom i dont know, just want you to know how awesome it is that you guys do this.
you put alot of smiles on those vets faces

hughesfan4life
12-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Matt, Amy, everyone else there whom i dont know, just want you to know how awesome it is that you guys do this.
you put alot of smiles on those vets faces:)ditto!!,you guys definately make the brave fighting men and women very happy....they definatelydeserve to smile."godbless our troops!".:punch::punch::punch:

3dlee
12-06-2009, 11:12 PM
Great pics, Amy! Matt, you are the man for doing so much for the troops. It really seems like yall had a great time. I know if I were a wounded soldier, Matt coming in to visit would definitely make me happy and hopeful. There are so few real proud supportive Americans around anymore, I'm glad the guy Im a fan of and look up to happens to be one of them.

infantry all the way
12-07-2009, 12:10 PM
Great pics, Amy! Matt, you are the man for doing so much for the troops. It really seems like yall had a great time. I know if I were a wounded soldier, Matt coming in to visit would definitely make me happy and hopeful. There are so few real proud supportive Americans around anymore, I'm glad the guy Im a fan of and look up to happens to be one of them.

I second your opinion :cool: