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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

Surgery over he's home

The surgery went really well, Dr. Tran replaced his Baclofen pump and moved it 10-12 inches to the left so it is right next to his navel.  The place it originally was,  Evan came home yesterday around 1pm, sat up with us in the living room for 2 hrs then wanted to lay down.  He's not in much pain, of course we're not moving him around much-yet! Lol, I already told him he has to get up for awhile today, I could tell from the look he gave me, he was not saying nice things!  Even after the surgery we noticed his legs relaxing so much and his arms & hands have been very loose, we haven't seen this in a very long time.  It's been 2 years & 1 week since his first episode with Neurostorms, maybe this is will be the answer, unfortunately only time will tell, but we will pray it is!!!

I'm asking all of our friends for a prayer call, our good friend and caregiver Bob has been undergoing eye treatments that have left him in a lot of pain, double vision and
uncertainty about his future vision. Bob will be undergoing Proton Therapy starting the 23rd, Please pray for Bob's pain to lessen, his vision to be restored, the tumor to disappear and most of all and this is a selfish one, for him to be able to return to Evan's side as his brother in arms.   Bob is a retired Army Master Sergeant and it was a true blessing when he & Evan were united 5 yrs ago. Bob gives Evan so much support, encouragement, laughter & camaraderie we pray we can return the same care and conviction to him & his wife Rene. AMEN...

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Miki Seaborn
By Miki, Makaela and Dwight
We will be in Prayer, always and Thanking God Blessing2Uall and sending Loads of Love
Lynn Worley
These verses contain the reason why we have the hope of life to come. Know that I'm praying!!!!
Ephesians 1:17-20 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...
Joy Dodeward
I will pray for Bob. Wish I could do more. Am so happy Evan's surgery to move that thing went so well. Sounds like things are looking up but keep us posted. In this house, there is much love and a lot of prayers of Thanks and encouragement for EVAN.