The Middleton Family

After Aaron and Holly met at a Columbus bar after graduating Ohio State University, it was love at first sight. Though unfamiliar with the rigors of military family life, Holly went all in, giving up her own career to find fulfillment as a mother. Aaron is now a Major and Senior Communications Officer serving at USMC Forces Central Command in Tampa, Florida. Over the past year, however, the family has faced overwhelming adversity. First, their newborn son Kelvin was diagnosed with holes in his lungs requiring immediate surgeries. Then, unspeakable tragedy struck the family in July, when the Middletons’ five-year-old daughter Scarlett died unexpectedly from an undiagnosed illness. The shock and trauma of Scarlett’s passing has shaken the family to its core. The family’s little ray of light, Scarlett loved to sing “You Are My Sunshine.” Through pain and inspiration, Holly promised to keep alive the joy Scarlett brought to everybody who knew her. The grieving mother created a charity called “Scarlett’s Sunshine” to use random acts of kindness to induce spontaneous smiles. The Middletons’ home in St. Petersburg—the first they’ve owned since Aaron joined the Corps—needs a lot of help. Military Makeover and its compassionate partners are working to make it a place of healing and solace for this deserving military family.

Honoring a Mother’s Devotion with Flowers and a Smile

The Bouqs Company is generously donating a years' worth of flowers to Scarlett’s Sunshine.

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Connecting Around the Table: Entertaining with Glass

Our friends at Libbey are ready to help with yet another makeover! They're providing the family with an extensive line of high-quality dinnerware for entertaining.

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The Big Reveal for the Middleton Family Makeover

Finally! The Military Makeover welcomes the Middleton family home for the big reveal. You don't want to miss this!

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Innovations for Peace of Mind with TASER Self-Defense

The experts at Axon are on site with the Military Makeover team discussing its TASER line of civilian self-defense tools.

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