Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

Jason had a couple of appointments today, and he wanted to get his hair cut (after all, it has been two weeks since his last one, and he was beginning to look shaggy - at least in his eyes). I needed to get over to meet with Anthony Netto, so after I dropped him off at the hospital, and saw him on his way to his appointment Linda and I took off for our meeting with Anthony. Before getting there I received a call from the PAO (Public Affairs Officer) of the hospital, Mike. Mike and I are frequently giving each other a hard time, since he is a Yankees fan and I support the Giants; it started almost the second week we were here. Needless to say, we get along well, and enjoy the banter back and forth. Well, when he called he asked me where Jason was, and if he could speak with him. I told him he was welcome to talk to him, but he wasn't with me, he was at the hospital. I gave him Jason's phone number and then asked what was so urgent. Apparently Gary Sinise was back at the hospital and was again asking to speak with Jason specifically. Anytime a celebrity/special guest comes and asked to speak to one of the Wounded Warriors by name it always causes the powers that be to get a little excited; so, I couldn't help but chuckle a bit. Anyway, they (Jason and Gary) did connect up and got to talk for a short while, then Jason went from room to room, visiting other Wounded Warriors and patients with Gary and I think it did as much good for Jason, as he was doing for the guys. It just was one of the few times I wasn't there, and wished I could have been, as I need positives once in a while too.

Anyway, we finally went over to meet with Anthony, and found out there is another production company that wants to do a short segment on Jason and I, and I think the connection with Stand Up And Play, Anthony's organization/foundation. We will get that coordinated tomorrow. Otherwise, that was pretty much if for today, in the world of Jason's recovery. My guess is that he is going to want to shower tomorrow, and go on to his one appointment, or he might want to shower after the appointment. What has happened in the scheme of his recovery schedule is that his hyperbaric treatments have been put on hold and they are trying yet another method for helping him with his pain, and it seems to be helping some. As I learn more about this new treatment I will expand more.

Thank you, for continuing to be a part of this long journey and for providing all the support and prayers to help in Jason's recovery.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you missed Gary Sinese! Would have been amazing to meet him! He's such a special man and helps so many! Maybe another time!
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