Carolyn Ten Broeck
Linda Buonomo's signature decorated rock is one that honors our nation's veterans. She's especially happy that now she can mount them to pedestals to be kept as inside mementoes.

There were days and nights when Linda Buonomo wasn't sure she was going to pull through.

Her husband had died from a fierce battle with bladder cancer. Her family was in South Florida. She lost the home that she and her husband lived in.

It was dire times.

"I was ready to give up on everything," Linda said, from her Bronson apartment last week. "A little rock literally saved my life."