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Evan’s Story

Spc. Evan Mettie, injured in Iraq 01-01-06

The outpouring of care and concern from family, friends, and the community has been tremendous. Denise, his sisters (Kira and Breanne), and I have been humbled and very appreciative of this response from all.

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Evan working out on sit-to-stand chair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRcloAuv7D4



New Years Day 2006, while coming in from patrol Evan's unit stopped their humvee to investigate a car. They had received intel that a bomber was going to hit the market place that day. When the cars driver was challenged by Sgt's Bishop & Collin, he blew himself up. Evan was in the gunner's position and took shrapnel to the left frontal/side of his brain, he was reported killed in Action, they lost Sgt. Bishop and Sgt. Collin was severly injured. God was with Evan, as he continues to be, it was not his time. A new journey begins for Evan, please join us in prayer for strength and guidance.

Latest Journal Update

Upcoming surgery

Thankfully no Neurostorms for a few weeks!  Evan is having surgery this Friday to move his Baclofen pump back to it's original position.  It was replaced May 2012 and moved to a new place, it has since moved on it's own- down his side towards his back and is resting between his hip bone & ribs.  Not a very comfortable place to be, we are hoping this is the trigger for all his Neurostorms the past, almost 2 years. He is in really good spirits, crazy funny as usual, he has become very vocal the past 2 months and is saying "yeah or uh-huh" several times a day!  THANK YOU LORD!
I am so excited, our little town of Yakima WA has opened a Hyperbarics Oxygen Therapy Clinic!!!!   Big WOOHOO'S, I met with them last week and after Evan's surgery we are going to start sessions.  This will be so wonderful to not have to move out of town for a month and we can finally do the continuous sessions we have always wanted to do. 
Blessings to all!  



Miki Seaborn
By Miki, Makaela and Dwight
Prayers sent forth ... great on the Hyperbarics therapy! Let us know how it goes, please. I wish it was available for Dwight in our area. Blessings2UAll
Rose Sturk
By rosesturk
I'm so excited aand happy that there are still baby steps in progress. Love and Prayers to the whole family. You have been such an inspiration to me .
Lynn Worley
Always keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying so that all goes well and that this will be the end of the "storming"!
Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
Kurt "Stix" Stine
By Stix
That's great news about the Therapy Clinic, and i will be praying for Evan that surgery goes according to plan and finally gives him some relief.
Love Respect Bound by Honor.
Dianne LaBissoniere
You and Dave are such wonderful health advocates for Evan. He is so lucky to have you by his side as he travels this journey. So happy he's smiling and pretty happy. Tell him hi from the fair lady!
Tanya Gutierrez Leishman
By Tanya Gutierrez Leishman
Such great news!!!! Praying for a quick smooth surgery and no more neuro storming!