Relentlessly Resilient

Patti Elliott a Blue Star turned Gold Star mother honors her son by continuing to volunteer in the military community

Patti Elliott knew from an early age her son was a “kind of adrenaline junky,” but she didn’t know the heartache that would leave her with. At the age of 21 her son, Army Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliott passed away on his second deployment due to a roadside bomb in July 2011. Taking her from a Blue Star to a Gold Star mother. Now, years later, Patti shows resiliency by sharing his story with others and continuing to volunteer and serve in the military community. 

Even though we live in challenging times, we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at,, or on the KSL App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

Published: Thursday September 08, 2022
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