Military widow surprised with Super Bowl tickets


ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)- Imagine if an NFL player showed up at your doorstep. On top of that with Super Bowl tickets for you and a guest.

That’s exactly what happened to one metro Atlanta woman who lost her husband in the line of duty.

“I thought I was going out to dinner with some friends, and the doorbell rang, and I opened the door, and Ben Garland from the Falcons was standing there,” said Kami Kennedy.

It was the surprise of a lifetime. There Garland stood with two Super Bowl tickets.

“I was shocked. I’m so excited! I love sports, I love football, so this is a really fun opportunity, I’ve never been to an event like this,” Kennedy added.

Kennedy says the Atlanta Falcons are huge supporters of military charities…as is she.

She became active with an organization called Children Of Fallen Patriots after her husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

“They provide college scholarships for children who have lost their parent in the line of duty,” added Kennedy.

She’s helped raise more than $100,000 for that organization…which she says has become like family.

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