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Alumna Publishes Book, Shares Story of 'Hope Found'

Allison Hirth & Jeff Ramazani

March 30, 2017


Ginger Gilbert Ravella is a wife, mother, public speaker and now an author.

She travels the country sharing her story of faith, hope and healing and in February, Texas Tech alumna Ginger Gilbert Ravella brought her message to fellow Red Raiders. She was the wife of Maj. Troy Gilbert, also a Texas Tech graduate, who joined the Air Force after the two left Lubbock in 1993. Gilbert was killed in Iraq in 2006 during a rescue mission.

Today, Gilbert Ravella is remarried. Col. Jim Ravella lost his first wife to cancer and was introduced to Gilbert Ravella through email. The couple has been working on a book, "Hope Found," which details their journey of love, loss, sadness and strength.

"Hope Found" was released on March 15, 2017.

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