These guys are doing a great job in helping our wounded soldiers when they get home form the battle field. They are helping reonfigure soldiers that are wounded homes so that it will be easier for them to get around. This is a good cause and is a great way to repay those that gave their bodies for our freedom and safety .
Sgt David Emery
Centre County, PA
Marine Sgt David Emery was critically wounded in Iraq on February 7, 2007 when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at a secured checkpoint. Sgt Emery had been assigned to assist with securing the area while high ranking officers were at the checkpoint location. Upon completion of the mission, the bomb exploded, killing 7 people; U.S. Marines, Iraqi Soldiers and civilians among the casualties. Sgt Emery awoke unable to see or move his body.
After being airlifted to Germany, he was eventually flown to Bethesda Medical Center where he spent 3.5 months in the ICU due to injuries and infections that required the amputation of both of his legs. Arriving at Walter Reed in June 2007, David spent months learning to sit up by himself and that August began learning to use his prosthetic legs. David is determined to walk again and continues receiving physical therapy to achieve that goal.
An outdoorsman at heart, David enjoys 4-wheeling, hunting, fishing and shooting. He also is quite talented in the kitchen and enjoys cooking for himself and others.
David’s future goals include being able to walk again, continuing his education, and enjoying his young daughter, Carlee’s childhood.
Find out more at the Official Registration Day Event!
Thursday May 7, 2009from 1:00PM -8:00PM
an information session will begin at 6:30pm
Ramada Conference Center State College, PA
1450 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Cross Posted at Stix Blog