Corporal Benson continues to struggle and it has been a very tough couple of weeks. He has suffered several strokes (both sides of his brain) that appear to have caused some lasting damage, including possible loss of sight. However, his mother reports he is now responding to family members.
This is no longer about just Cpl. Benson; his entire family needs our love and support. Marjorie writes:
Our hearts are breaking watching Johnathan go through this. He has had the tuffest road to go down. We as a family do make sure every letter and card is read to him. Thank you so much for loving my son!! Please keep praying.I can't help but remember the young wife I met at the VA hospital on my DC visit last December. There is nothing but a very hard road ahead of this family, regardless of what their final destination is.
Please continue to support Johnathan and his family by sending cards and praying in whatever manner fits your spiritual practice. Whether or not Johnathan will be able to recover, he and his entire family desperately need our continued love and support.
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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