On August 17, 2005 SGT Jonathan Roberts was struck by an 18 wheeler in Baghdad. Jon was on his way to pick up an officer from the airport when he rounded a corner and saw a semi truck coming straight at him. He went to swerve and ended up hitting a tree and then being struck by the semi.
After these two major jolts, Jon was rushed to a hospital in Bagdad where they performed emergency brain surgery on him. Jon spent the next 3 months in a coma and his doctors recommended that his parent's put him in a nursing home and move on. Eventhough many nurses, therapists and doctors gave up on Jon his parents refused to. By God's grace Jon is now starting to talk again and is walking with assistance.
Another specially adapted home donated to another deserving American hero. Good luck to Jonathan and his family and thank you to all who supported this project!
The Summer Mission Project team from Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia, helped with the framing of the house the week of June 25.
This group of 52 (high school/college age and adults) started doing summer mission work in 1990 in response to the devastation of Hurricane Hugo. They spent a week that summer in Johns Island, South Carolina, assisting Sea Island Habitat for Humanity with the rebuilding efforts.
Since 1990, more than 240 different individuals have participated in this annual program. They have raised over $100,000 for their projects, and worked with 16 different Habitat affiliates and similar organizations. Many participants return year after year and are knowledgeable in a variety of construction skills including roofing, framing, siding, drywall and painting.
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