For Tory Babchak, it was a "golden" moment. The Wilton Girl Scout needed an idea for her Gold Award project, and she saw "how much Nicholas Madaras and his family impacted the community," she said. "When the Madaras family started 'Kick for Nick,' the whole community was extremely responsive with helping out and donating thousands of soccer balls. It was impressive. Then, I was reading the paper one day and saw an article about the Nicholas A. Madaras or Female Soldiers Forgotten Heroes (FSFH) home in Bridgeport — an offshoot of Kick for Nick — and knew right away that I wanted to do my Gold Award project there."
"I am so grateful to our military personnel," she said.