Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hero in Need

I was over at Andi's place yesturday and read this.

Army Specialist Ethan Biggers, by all accounts, should not have survived after being shot in the head by a sniper in Iraq...
Biggers did survive, even after having a significant portion of his skull removed. He was eventually flown to Walter Reed, where his prognosis remained grave. While Ethan fought for his life, his pregnant wife Britni was preparing to give birth to their first child, a son who would be named after Ethan's favorite Lieutenant. Day after day, Ethan, known as BIGG E, clung to life, and day after day BIGG E defied the odds. Ethan's father, Rand Biggers, spoke of miracles.

Unfortunately, this family was dealt another blow last week when Rand Biggers was killed in a car accident.....

Rand Biggers, a Wright-Patterson physicist who spent much of last year helping a son recover from a severe head injury suffered in Iraq, was one of two people killed in Thursday's car accident in Beavercreek.

Andi also included this

This family has had an unimaginable nightmare laid at their feet, not once, but twice. They need our help and our support. First, I would advise adding the Biggers family to your prayer list. Second, you can imagine the financial challenges that naturally occur with a tragedy of this magnitude. Please consider making a donation to The Biggers Fund:

Make checks payable to "The Biggers Fund"

Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Senia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45432

Also, if you have skymiles or phone cards you could donate to the family, Ethan's mother and wife could use both. Contact me (andi - at - andisworld - dot - com), and I'll put you in touch with the people who can handle your donation.

Lastly, here is the link to Ethan's CaringBridge site. You can use the guestbook to leave a message of support for Ethan and his family.

Soldiers' Angels and Sew Much Comfort have been supporting the Biggers family for some time now and they are doing great work, but let's all chip in and help this family as they support Ethan during his long and difficult recovery.

For the entire story go to Andi's, it is a MUST read. I also think, this is one of those cases where do what you can , fits the bill. If it means sending this story out to those on your e-mail list....than do so.

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