Warrior of the Week Donald Davis Rewarded After Years Of Service
Townsquare Media and the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation are teaming up to salute our local heroes with our Warrior of the Week program.
Congratulations to Donald Davis, our Warrior of the Week for the week of September 23rd, 2019.
Wrightsville, PA's Donald Davis was recently nominated by his mother-in-law, Matawan native Janet O'Connell.
Davis has been in the Army National Guard for 19 years with four tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while helping fellow soldiers after an IED attack in Iraq. He also unfortunately suffered a traumatic brain injury earlier this year which required emergency brain surgery followed by almost 30 days in the ICU.
Davis and his wife will be dealing with the aftermath of these injuries for the foreseeable future.
Coupled with his injuries, the Davis family is still recovering from property damage caused by a major flood. With their attention now focused on medical care and bills, they have had to put their renovations on indefinite hold.
O'Connell's moving story of her son-in-law was enough to get the attention of Ashley Homestore, who happened to be running a promotion to award a deserving military family with a $5,000 room makeover.
O'Connell submitted her son-in-law's story as a 'thank you' for his sacrifice in hopes of letting him have a warm and inviting space. O'Connell explained, "Our family is so proud of him for all he has given for his country and we hope brightening the space he lives in would be monumental in helping with his recovery."
The family plans to makeover their basement, which would mean an enormous stressor being taken off their plate and would allow Davis to focus solely on his recovery.
We thank Davis for his years of service to his country.
Congratulations to Donald Davis, our Warrior of the Week.
Do you know a deserving past or present military member? Nominate them now. Every Military Monday, we’ll share one of the nominations and honor that person as our Warrior of the Week.
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