January 27, 2017
Officials, who already agreed to move the ceremony to Fort Worth, moved it again. This time to the hospital, so these Air Force parents could give their Air Force daughter that Master Sergeant pin.
Noelle Scala's parents, Joe and Better, were able to be there to put a Master Sergeant pin on their daughter. Photo: CourtesyFORT WORTH - Air Force veteran Joe Scala is in the hospital battling cancer, but he prefers to talk about how the staff helped him with his heart.
“What they’ve done, they gave us our life back,” he said.
Joe’s agony began when he and his wife, Betty, were both admitted to Texas Health Arlington Memorial as patients last month.
“It was an emotional drain on us. Both of us," she said.
But, soon after, one act of kindness changed everything.
“It gave me my life back,” Joe said with a little grin. “My little girl.”
Air Force Deputy Airfield Manager Noelle Scala is Joe and Betty’s only child. After five miscarriages, they call her their “miracle baby.”
Now, Noelle, after 14 years of dedicated service, was selected to receive one of the highest promotions the Air Force can give: Master Sergeant.
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