Meet Dena Peckham – Artist, Car Enthusiast, Driven Woman

 

“Anyone that knows me knows that I like a good challenge,” she said. “And that’s what this was for me, a challenge. I had a goal – I was going to walk down the aisle and marry Jim.” 

Dena Peckham

 

Dena Peckham has always proven successful when thrown a challenge — from becoming a nationally known artist, to walking down the aisle a year after amputation, she has never let a bump in the road defeat her.

Dena grew up with two passions: automobiles and art. Dena broke the mold with her career as a sculptor. She skipped the “starving artist” phase and immediately began her successful career with the U.S. military after graduating with a fine arts degree from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.

Meet Dale Donham – Trooper, Hunter, Family Man

 

“You’re going to stumble, you’re going to fall, you just have to roll with it and keep going,” 

Dale Donham

 

Dale Donham has had his fair share of stumbles, but there hasn’t been a single one that’s kept him down.

When Dale was 5 months old he was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disorder that causes tumors to form throughout the nervous system. Most neurofibromatosis patients have mild forms — skin tags and discoloration — but Dale’s case was a little different. By the time he was 6 years old he had been through six surgeries — by this time, Dale knew he would eventually lose his left foot, and had accepted his situation.