October 30, 2011 - We're Leaving!

We went to the Marine Marathon today, and got there at O-Dark-30 this morning. The picture on the blog shows the Iwo monument, where Jason was to meet with Team Extreme. To make the story short, Jason had been up in his chair for nearly four hours when he realized he would not be able to stay for the presentation ceremony, and we came back to the hospital. There was more done while we were there, but I need to keep this blog post very short. I just wanted to be sure to let everyone know what has happened.

While I was taking care of some loose ends and doing some packing I received a call and Jason and I are to be leaving for Balboa, tomorrow morning - early some time. I am in a hurry up mode of packing and don't have much free time now. Once we get to Balboa, we will get settled in and then later this week Linda will be coming down to spend some time with Jason and I. While she is here, her parents - Joe and Jess Lascurain - will be jumping in again to help support her day care. There is actually an interesting story behind that, but suffice to say, "Thank you!" because without their support Linda would not have been able to do what she has been able to do, over these past several months. There are others to thank as well, like the Pleasanton/Livemore Military Families group, and SemperFi Fund, and Wounded EOD Warriors Foundation - but I can't list them all right now.

Bridgette had to take off this morning, to head home to take care of a minor emergency that happened; and, now we are set to leave tomorrow. Funny how things happen sometimes. Please keep Bridgette and the kids in your thoughts and prayers, as we all go through these next couple of days of transition. Also, keep all the families of all the military in your prayers, as sometimes it is very difficult for some of them to deal with the issues they have been dealt, and God's strength is needed.

Not sure if I will be able to blog tomorrow, so I'll say thank you, to all for all your support and prayers, and stay tuned for the next installment. TTFN -


  1. Jason, Bridgette, the girls, George and Linda,

    You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I read the blog daily...if I miss a day....I get online as early as possible to catch up.

    I am sending my warmest wishes and thoughts to you during the transition to Balboa. I am hoping that Linda can head to San Diego more often. Also hoping the Bridgette and the girls will be able to make the move to San Diego.

    I look forward to the day that I can shake all of your hands. Your family is truly one of the heroes for our country.

    I am an Air Force mom from Pleasanton.

  2. Safe travels to you all! Congrats on this move forward! With gratefulness to each of you, those who have provided you with such stellar care, the veterans who came before you, those who have paid for our freedom with their lives, the men and women who continue to do so and all the family members on the home front. Prayers of thanksgiving and healing, Jennifer Geiger

  3. Wow- this is a major step along the way- you are all in our hearts as you travel...hugs and best wishes. If you need anything done here ...just let us know.
    LOve Carol and Rick too...

  4. George and Jason, Safe travels! You are in my thoughts daily and will keep extra prayers for the next few days travel and transition for all of you. I am so inspired by your stamina, and fortitude. Much love! Karen Wolley

  5. Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers! Saying extra prayers for safe travels and wonderful results!
    Psalms 28:6-7 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
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  6. Wow, the day is here George and Jason. The one you dreamed about and hoped and prayed about. I'm so happy for you that this day has come. I've been praying for you ALL along this journey. Congratulations to you and to Dr. Malone and her gifted staff that has helped pull you through. Thank you to Jason for your strength and to the Ross Family that continues to amaze and inspire me on a daily basis. Lastly, thank you God for everything and the lessons we have learned from this experience. Jason, I look forward to the day that I can salute you and share with you. Have a safe journey home!!

    All our best always,
    Karen & Rob Weaver
    Livermore Friends

  7. George and Jason,
    I too have followed your blog every day. I am so excited that you are on your way to Balboa. Have a safe trip to California. My thoughts and prayers are with you both on this next journey you will take.

    The best to you both,
    Eileen Bitting
    Marine Mom
    Danville, CA

  8. How exciting! What wonderful progress you've made. I don't comment very often, but follow your blog daily. I can't wait to finally meet you in person. California here you come.

    Have a safe trip,

    Roseanne Phillips
    Blue Star Mom, Danville, CA

  9. A very busy last week in Bethesda. Today, was a day you wrote about 6 months ago. It is wonderful all of you will be closer to home and out of Bethesda before the cold really hits for the winter. I hope you make in one day as planned. I am sure both of you will be tired Tuesday. It is good to hear your wife will be able to be with your son. It has to have been hard for Mom being so far away.

    May God continue to carry all of you through the journey ahead.

    Denise Edwards

  10. Jason and George, What wonderful news to read that you have made it to California. There were many lives you both have touched out East and now the West will be blessed with your presence. I am so happy that this day has come for you and your family, Linda you must be so excited to know you will have your son back in your arms soon!



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