It was an introduction years in the making.
Chris, Maria and 6 month old Sofia Corchin moved to Japan over two years ago, before the world shut down unexpectedly due to COVID-19. While stationed overseas, the family grew with the birth of their son Colton. Due to the strict restriction in travel due to COVID-19, the Corchin’s family was not able to visit. While phone and video calls were a welcome way to stay connected to families while stationed in Japan, it was difficult on the families to not meet the new born.
As the family was getting ready to travel to their next duty station, they reached out to the USO to help arrange a family reunion during a layover at JFK. Thanks to the help of USO volunteers, The Corchin family enjoyed a long-awaited reunion at USO JFK center. Grandparents Doug, Donna and Maria were able to meet Colton in person for the first time and had the opportunity to re-meet Sofia, now two and a half years older. It was a wonderful reunion with tons of smiles and a very well-behaved puppy, Brody.
A big thank you to our JFK volunteers Barbara and Ruth for helping to make the Corchin’s reunion extra special.