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Monday, July 4, 2011

july 4, 2011 - Happy Birthday, U.S.

Jason had a pretty good day today. He had some visitors; got a coin from the White House; got out in his chair and watched some movies. Now I don't want to give the wrong impression, he did get out in his chair, but it was for only a short time, as he started to experience some pain and discomfort almost immediately. He was able to remain in his chair for about 5 minutes before he said he wanted to get back in the bed. It was a little traumatic for him, but it made me appreciate the fact that he was going back in to the O.R. tomorrow, so they could take a look and maybe figure out why he was hurting so much.

The coin that came from the White House, is a Presidential coin, and it even has Barac Obama's name on it, but it wasn't delivered by the President. It was from Bill Daley (and his wife), his Chief of Staff - still pretty cool. Jason was his typical self, and handled it very cool and collected, and spoke very clearly with both of them. It would have been nice if they could have stayed longer, but I understand they had other guys to see, and actually, it was their day off too, so I think it was kind of nice of them to come and visit with the patients. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a picture this time, as I left the camera in the car.

A short while later in the day (still early afternoon) there were three chaplains in his room, and no this isn't the start of a bad joke. Actually Jason was telling jokes with them, and it went off very well. By now I had gone back out to the car and collected the camera, so this time I did get a picture. It was a nice visit and they said they would be praying for Jason, and all the other guys too.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support for Jason, and all the Marines and other warriors who allow us to celebrate the 4th each year. Enough can not be said about these brave folks who make it possible for us to live the lives we do.

5 comments:

  1. Happy Independence Day Jason! I am praying your going to the OR tomorrow brings more positive news on your healing. Extra prayers going out for you and the other at Bethesda today.


    Katie
    a Marine Mom who cares

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  2. Happy July 4th Jason!! We had a nice day at the ball park and there was a wonderful recognition for the Armed Forces in attendance and a very long resounding applause in their honor. I said a prayer for you right then and hope you and your family might be able to be there next July 4th. There was a flyover also. We played the San Diego Padres and we lost but it was a great day anyway!! I hope all goes well tomorrow in the OR and more progress is made in your healing journey :) Have a good day, prayers continuing! Love, Karen and Rob Weaver - GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA, OUR HOME SWEET HOME.

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  3. Hi Jason and family....Wanted you to know we are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. We have just come home from being at our farm in Gettysburg for the 4th. George and Linda, we'd love to get you all up there again for a night or two on your own, or even a full day, when any of you feel you are ready for a get away from the hospital. You have our number, so just let me know. Also, we'd be happy to drop off a homecooked meal or some more treats when you're ready for them. We are humbled by the sacrifices made by your family in service to our country. Please know that Jason and your family will always have a special place in our hearts and the hearts of so many Americans. Jason, we're pulling for you! God Bless!

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  4. Forgot to add our name on the previous post!! Oops! Laura Klein and family (I gave you our phone number when you were up at the farm on the Yellow Ribbon outing...)

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  5. Dear Jason,
    I enjoyed watching the PBS special last night of Washington DC 4th of July celebration. My poor girls had to suffer through me singing Stars & Stripes Forever (yes, there are words, but I really soared on the low brass parts!). I cracked up watching Steve Martin play banjo - then realized that he was actually GOOD! Loved hearing Josh Grobin's song that he wrote for wounded warriors: The War at Home, with a photo montage of soldiers in the background (I looked for your picture & said a prayer). I talked to the girls about you and the sacrifice that you - and millions of others - have made for us to enjoy the freedoms we do. Thank you isn't enough. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Hi Linda & George! Fondly, Jennifer Geiger

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