Help A Local Hero
I recently received an email regarding a local young man who is currently serving in the United States Army. PFC G. Tyler McGibbon (Calvary Scout) .... Who needs our help. Here is the email I was sent ......
A 2013 GRADUATE OF TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL EAST BY THE NAME OF TYLER MCGIBBON, WHO IS DEAR TO MY HEART, ENTERED THE ARMED FORCES UPON GRADUATION. IT WAS HIS DREAM TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY AND PROTECT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IN LATE DECEMBER , DURING HIS TOUR OF DUTY IN KUWAIT, HIS FAMILY RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL ADVISING THEM THAT THEIR SON WAS INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS HUMVEE ACCIDENT WHILE TRAVELING FROM ONE BASE TO ANOTHER. THE ROAD HE WAS TRAVELING IS KNOWN AS DEATH HIGHWAY. IT IS THE TELEPHONE CALL EVERY PARENT DREADS! THIS 20 YEAR OLD SOLDIER SUFFERED A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, PART OF HIS SKULL WAS REMOVED IN KUWAIT TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE. HE WAS THEN STABILIZED, PUT INTO A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA AND WAS FLOWN TO GERMANY TO UNDERGO SEVERAL MORE SURGERIES. HIS PARENTS WERE FLOWN THERE BY THE MILITARY AND ARRIVED ON DECEMBER 24TH. WHILE WE ALL ENJOYED THE HOLIDAYS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THEY PRAYED FOR A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE MIRACLE DID NOT HAPPEN. TYLER HAD COMPLICATIONS, A TRACH AND A FEEDING TUBE HAD TO BE INSERTED AND HE THEN DEVELOPED PNEUMONIA AND A FEVER. AFTER STABILIZING TYLER ONCE AGAIN, HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE RECENTLY FLOWN TO WALTER READ HOSPITAL IN BETHESDA MARYLAND WHERE HE REMAINS IN A COMA AND FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE EVERYDAY. HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.
There is a FUND set up if you'd like to help Tyler & his Family....and keep him in your prayers. Share this story with your connections to help spread the word. This is a way for us to use our connection with listeners as your "Hometown Station" and make a difference...Thank You.
100% of the donations will be used to help Tyler's needs not covered under military expense.