BONUS: Giving Tuesday with Ashley Cochrane

December 1, 2020

Today’s episode is a bonus episode for Giving Tuesday.

I sat down and chatted with Ashely Cochrane from Crowned for Ashes.

Ashley is the surviving spouse of Captain Christopher M. Cochrane (US Air Force, Retired) who passed away unexpectedly on March 19th, 2018.  She spent 5 years as his caregiver following complications from a heart valve infection he picked up on deployment in 2013, which ultimately lead 2 strokes and to his medical retirement from the military.

Through their involvement with adaptive sports, Chris & Ashley enjoyed spending time with other veteran couples, speaking and mentorship opportunities.  Together they planned to start a non-profit and purchased a piece of land where they could one day build a home to host and serve other couples like themselves.

Upon his passing, Ashley founded Crowned for Ashes, a non-profit which supports young widows and wounded, ill & injured veterans and their spouses through faith-inspired respite retreats and opportunities for recreation on Florida’s Emerald Coast.  One day, a beautiful retreat home will sit on the land that Chris and Ashley purchased together.

Professionally, Ashley is a the owner of Ashley Victoria LLC, which provides commercial brand photography for creative, female-owned businesses and develops mobile presets for editing smartphone photos.  She resides in Navarre, FL with Chris’s service dog Fawkes and lives for sunshine and beach days.

Today all proceeds from the pop-up swag shop and from any products will be given to Crowned for Ashes for Giving Tuesday. Join me in supporting this amazing organization.





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