A cancer victim opened a lemonade stand and managed to inspire a new model for fighting the disease. There's even a pastor who becomes an undercover investigator. Kyle's own profound grief after her husband's death has inspired her to use her own life to reach out to others. As Taya writes, "Every action, big or small, has the potential to spark someone else's movement.
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. You May Also Like. He wrote not just as a war fighter, but as a husband and the father of a growing family. The book was partly co-written by Taya, with many passages penned by her scattered throughout its pages. On Feb. Awaiting trial for their murders is another veteran with post-traumatic stress whom Chris and his buddy were trying to help.
Sign up for the Early Bird Brief - a daily roundup of military and defense news stories from around the globe. By giving us your email, you are opting in to the Early Bird Brief. Shortly before his death, Taya remembers her husband having a brief conversation with actor and producer Bradley Cooper about turning his book into a feature-length movie. Cooper was going to produce the movie and play Chris. He promised to do it right. With her husband gone, it fell to Taya to work with the screenwriter to help fill in the small details and nuances of their lives together. She flew to London to meet with Cooper, along with director Clint Eastwood and actress Sienna Miller — tapped to play Taya on the big screen — as well as other members of the cast and crew.
Filming was split between Morocco and Southern California. And Taya marveled at how everything she saw — and everyone she met — impressed her.
It was so fresh, so much about the struggles we had just gotten through, and it was taking us back in the mix of it. But with this movie, and having just lost Chris, it was very different. I do believe it was very healing in some ways," she says. It was healing for me to be able to give that, and to be able to preserve some of those memories in a different way.
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All that, however, stood in stark contrast to other events in her life. Before Chris's death, former Minnesota Gov. He had written about the incident in his book, but only named Ventura specifically in interviews during his tour. Ventura insisted it never happened.
After Chris's death, most thought Ventura would drop the suit. It robbed me of a lot of time with my children, and grieving with them.
If you've never been through something like this, you might think you just hire a lawyer and move on with your life," she says. It's painful. It's maddening. It was very taxing emotionally. I just tried to get through it, but in the end, my jaw is still on the floor. About two months ago, it was finally time to see the movie. Among a small handful of people invited to the Warner Bros. It was so Chris. It wasn't Bradley on the screen. It was Chris.
But she brought that. She really got my vulnerability," she says. And the beauty of it with Chris and the children, those moments definitely hit me right in the heart.