A Siren’s Call & Second Chances was written by Medal of Honor recipient Tom Kelley and his wife Joan — described as “two proud Bostonians whose love for their country is as powerful as their love for each other,” this book chronicles their inspirational lives.

Tom and Joan have chosen the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation to receive the book’s net proceeds, so all monies will support veterans in need. The Foundation believes that if we, as a society, are willing to send our young men and women off to war, then we should do everything in our power to assist them when they come home. The AFCF is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that supports organizations across the country, click here for a listing.


“With humility, honesty, and humor, Tom and Joan tell us what ignited their passion for service, shaped their foundations of faith and how their shared values ultimately led them to one another.”

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker smiles as he unveils his 2016 budget proposal during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Governor, of Massachusetts

“This book exemplifies what true courage is, on… and off the battlefield. Tom and Joan have lived truly inspirational lives. Their overwhelming dedication, generosity of spirit and celebration of love, is a guide for us all to live by.”

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