26 July, 2006

Jonathan Benson Update

[Background on Cpl. Benson]

Benson's mother reports in comments here:

I am Jonathan's Mom. Thank you, thank you!

Jonathan had taken a turn for the worse. He just had a week from hell. We were watching and praying knowing it is out of our hands but into GOd's and the best doctors in the world. But today is a good day. Everything is looking better, the doctors have new hope. Please pray for him.

We are a large family and we all want to be here. We do have to go back and forth but we always want one of us to [be] with him at all times. Jonathan's greatest need is love and support and the wisdom for the doctors. Please do send letters! Our greatest need at this time is flying back and forth.
She also offered weekly updates. I'm in contact with her and we're going to see if there's an easy way to do that without burdening her further.

Soldiers' Angels is working to help this family, though no specific SA fund is set up for them at this time. However, you can help them by donating to Soldiers' Angels in general.

To write to Jonathan and his family:

Jonathan Benson
c/o Marine Liason
Brooke Army Medical Center
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200

Update: Johnathan passed away on September 9, 2006.

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