Captain Jason

The latest news on the recover of Jason after his injury in Iraq by an IED.


Snail Mail:

Cpt. Jason Scott
WRAMC Building 20
Mologne House Hotel #316
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington DC 20307

Phone: 202 577 0092

Saturday, October 20, 2007

October 14th-The Second Anniversary of Jason's wounding in Iraq

It is the week of Jason's wounding in Iraq. I presided at liturgy in my small faith community on the 14th and wrote a liturgy of Thanksgiving for Jason's life. As I remembered those first days at Walter Reed I thought of all the good kind people we met and who befriended us. I want to say "Thank you, you will always be in my heart. Your goodness changed my life. Your kindness brought me through hell."

Thank you to:
1. First and foremost to Jodi Bower who every day spoke with Jason at noon and 9 PM.
(Jason lives with Jodi in Gainesville where they both go to college.)

2 To the medic in Jason's platoon who that night used a tourniquet and saved Jason's life.

3 The medical team in Bilaud, in Landstuhl, on the plane who brought Jason to the USA.
the Medical teams at Walter Reed: Dr Golarz, Dr Fritch, Dr Garvey, all the RN's and CNA's. A special thanks to Kyla who was Jason's PT the whole time he was at WR.

4 All the support staff on post at Walter Reed, who helped even as they were overwhelmed at the needs of the Very Seriously Injured soldiers and their families.

5 To the psychiatric staff who offered their support especially Dr. Wayne.

6 The folks who came and stayed with Jason that first month: Col Martha Turner now retired, Ginger Williams, Gilda Carbanaro, Gary from Jonah House, Jason's Aunts: Barbara, Sue and Nancy, Patrice Gilbert, Jason's army buddy Dan who met Jason when he arrived at WR from Landstuhl, my sister Judy and her husband Stan who visited Jason while he was in Landstuhl.

7The folks at Quixote Center, a place of healing and spiritual comfort for me.

8 The wounded soldiers who befriended Jason and myself and all the members of their families.

9 So many visitors: Bob and Judy Madigan, Paul Stromberg, Chuck Norris, Fleetwood Mack, Bishop Emeritus Walter Sullivan, Dennis Morajda, Bernie Byrne, Bill and Vira Sisolak

10 Dianne Nue who was my counselor/friend/spiritual director while I was at WR

11 A very special thanks to my daughter Lisa who visited regularly and did the most marvelous managing of communication and scheduling especially during those first hectic months at WR. She also handled the Travel Fund for Jason which reached about $15000 in donations for travel for family and friends to spend time with Jason. Blessings on you Lisa

12 For all of you who continually sent cards and gifts to Jason so that he might not feel alone.

13 For all of you who continually prayed for Jason's healing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said! The world would be a much better place if we all had families this supportive.

Someone recently noted to me: why is it that only when we're challenged to survive that we give ourselves permission to truly live? Life is short, and it's often hard, but some things -- many things -- are worth fighting for.

Peace in the Middle East.

- Pat

Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so relieved that Jason is doing well. I know his battle is not over; nor will it be for a while. But you have all survived the worst with great strength and dignity. God Bless Jason and all his family, especially his parents.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:36:00 AM  

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