Monday, March 19, 2007

Kriesel's First Steps!

SGT John Kriesel (Still My Friend) has made another incredible leap forward! After surviving an IED attack that killed two of his fellow soldiers, multiple surgeries, infections, devastating news and a long journey home, John has taken his first steps since December 2006!

If you didn’t know, John almost died from the attack. Both his legs were amputated as a result of the damage inflicted from the IED. In a time when others would have given up because things were “hard”, John survived and continued to push forward.

Katie, his wife, has been an incredible inspiration not only to John, but to us here in country and other wives back in the states. She, along with his dad, flew to Germany when he was first brought there and has never left his side since the beginning of this whole ordeal. The company she works for (Eagle Global Logistics) has assisted them both spiritually, mentally, and financially. Her coworkers have donated their own personal vacation time in order for her to stay with her husband without worry of finances or anything else.

In any case, this is an incredible example of how good people can be. If you’re interested in making a donation, here is the information for you. Thanks!

The John and Katie Kriesel Fund
American Bank (headquarters)
1578 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104


Blogger kissmekate said...

That is wonderful news!

And how fabulous that Katie's workplace have donated their own leave to assit. That truly is an inspirational story! It's a real shame human kind in general are not as compassinate.

2:37 AM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Commando, is this the young man you spoke of earlier with whom you traveled to the hospital in country; the young man with whom you left a patch from your uniform when you had to return to your base? Thank you for letting us know how he is and thanks for the address too.

6:12 AM  

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