Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Update on Matt

yesterday I posted about a fellow blogger Jenna who had friends who desperatly need prayers for their son/brother Matt who was injured overseas. I have copy and pasted the entry that she wrote most recently below.

The Great, the Good and the Need
I have some updates regarding Matt and yesterday’s long, continuously updated post. Read on.

The Great!

Jess called this morning and they were able to get his ventilator reduced to 50% of his lung function. Therefore, he can be transported to Texas. This is proof that prayer and whatever else you all did last night does, in fact, work.

The Good.

A friend (thanks, Lisa) let us know that the military has emergency help for situations like this so that one sister could also be paid for to fly to Texas. The Army is paying for three family members and with the relief money, that’s four. We still have two to get to Texas which brings us to…

The Need.

The family needs to pay to fly everyone to Texas as well as the amount of money that will have to be spent on their stay, however long that may be. The IMMEDIATE need is to get the family TO Texas. The family has all ready spent a lot of money to have the youngest sister, Micah, airlifted via helicopter out of Panama where she is on a mission trip. I asked Jess this morning if she would be opposed to setting up a PayPal donation system and she said, “No. Not right now. This is no time for pride.” And so, readers, if you have one dollar to donate, please take the time to do so. This is a family in crisis and in need. The PayPal account is secure for the family. We need quite a bit of money by tomorrow so the family can rush to Matt’s side in Texas. The rest can trickle in as needed.

If you have a dollar, two or a hundred and you feel so inclined, please make a donation to the Wallace family. They need the support, moral and financial, at this time. I will be posting updates of how much money we have raised for the family. Jess’s Father wanted to thank me yesterday and I simply told Jess, “I’m just doing for you what I would want done for my family.” And with Josh still in the Army, that’s a scary thought and reality. I’ll be contacting our batallion today as well.

Please. Even a dollar. This is a huge financial burden. Let’s help lighten the load.

Update: Just over an hour after posting, we have raised $211.00. I’ll be updating this. Note: One plane ticket will be $700.00.

If you'd like to donate, then go here.

Thanks to all!


  1. I am so sorry to hear about this, and I am so grateful for all that Matt and his family (and all military personal and families) have given for our Country. I donated some, it wasn't as much as I wish that I could. I will also cross post this.