It was a really tough day for Gary. The PT transport sent a cab to pick him up today. The cab driver moved his wheelchair as Gary was trying to sit, almost causing him to fall. He twisted his injured leg pretty badly, and has been in a lot of pain all day. Fortunately, my mom and her friend (a retired nurse) will be visiting him tomorrow and assisting him. We just got a call from the Wounded Warrior Project, an advocacy group for disabled veterans that is willing to help Gary navigate through the red tape. Gary is talking with them tomorrow. We also were contacted by an occupational therapist offering to help. I will keep you all posted.
We have received such an overwhelming response by people who have been touched by Gary and Libby’s story. Gary doesn’t have a computer, so I just printed out his story for him to read tonight. Reading it brought a tear to his eye. Especially seeing the picture of Libby’s visit for the first time. Not one for attention, he just kept telling me, “this isn’t about me, it’s about Libby”. His jaw dropped when I told him that almost 800 people have read his story in just two days. As I was making dinner, he was practically speechless when I told him that we have raised over $600 at the time (now over $900) in online donations for him. We were also visited by a good samaritan named Carrie, who brought Libby a 50 pound bag of dog food and a toy.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge those who have thoughtfully contributed towards Gary and Libby. You are Gary’s heroes:
Guardian Angels Catholic Community
Madison Street Veterans Association
Paul & Angie Haizlip
Mary Jo Lambert
Alexandria International Group
Tom White and Sally Petty
Mobile Dentistry of Arizona