|02-19-2010, 02:03 PM||#1|
No wire hangers, ever!
Join Date: Feb 2010
Device: Sony PRS-300
Bad news for family friend
Hey everyone. I know I am still a newbie around here, but was just hoping for some good thoughts to send to my husbands co-worker and his family
Yesterday while my husband and his co-worker (active Army recruiter) were at work, there was a call that co-workers house had burned down. Thankfully no one was inside and a passerby risked his life to save their family pets when he thought there was just a brush fire but when he realized upon further investigation that a house was burning, he went inside to see if anyone was inside and came across their pets
Anyway, this family has had a few bad things come their way recently. His wife was diagnosed with cancer, he has some medical issues he is dealing with (sleep apnea, had PTSD from being in Iraq, got into a bad vehicle accident and some medical conditions affecting his thinking that he is great when on his medication) They have their 17 yr old son living with them and a 9 yr old grand daughter which they are in the middle of a court battle to maintain custody of her.
Anyway- they lost everything! The wives wigs and cancer treatment medication, his apnea machine, prescriptions, clothes, furniture, photos- all gone!
So, just wanted to say that I was doing well here posting at first when I first joined, but this has distracted me a bit. We are trying to get them taken care of- they don't deserve all of this happening to them. Please think of them, send a prayer, good vibes, whatever your faith allows
Oh, and be sure to check your smoke detectors. This fire only took 30-40mins to totally destroy their home- cause is still unknown at this time however
|02-19-2010, 04:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Olympic Peninsula on the OTHER Washington! (the big green clean one on the west coast!)
Device: Kindle, the original! Times Two! and gifting an International Kindle
hang in there to your buddy!
|02-19-2010, 05:55 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Georgia, USA
Device: PRS-600, PRS-900
I know ou are feeling isolated right now, as a former Army recruiter You may be surprised at the amount of help that you have available to you. Right there at you unit you the family members as well the recruiters themselves, reach out to the first sergent and or commanders wife these are strong sources us them to your advantage. God be with you and them in your time of need as he stood when he was needed.
|02-19-2010, 05:57 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Midlands, UK
Device: Sony 650, Sony T2, Xoom, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013), Nook ST (x3)
Hope all works out OK for all involved.
And I'd second the advice about the smoke detectors.
|02-19-2010, 08:55 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
All the best to your friend. Fingers crossed, it'll all work out for the best.
And thank you for your service
|02-19-2010, 09:19 PM||#8|
The Dank Side of the Moon
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
So sorry. Hope things area better soon!
|02-19-2010, 11:43 PM||#10|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: rural Illinois, USA
Device: Sony PRS-700 (traded in), Sony PRS-650
How devastating, but thank God that they are all safe!
This family will be my thoughts and prayers!
|02-20-2010, 01:37 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Finally made it to Walmart.
Device: PRS 420
copy and paste what you said here:
It is stickied and a lot of people read it.
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