Theresa Webster is the recipient of the IDA Perseverance Honors Award. Theresa was nominated by Rick Crandall of Studio 1430 KEZW for all of the hard work she has given to serving US military personnel around the globe as the founder of Hearts Across the Miles since 2004 while living each day with the personal struggle of chronic illness.
Theresa and her husband Brian created Hearts Across the Miles in December 2004 to support deployed service members and their families. In the beginning, Theresa worked as the Co-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and fund-raiser. She organized every event and effort to gain support for Hearts Across The Miles and our troops. Today, Hearts Across the Miles has multiple board members that assist Theresa in these functions, so therefore they can now send care packages, support injured service members, and help their families.