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Building project for wounded marine

Published On: Nov 10 2012 11:34:18 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 11 2012 12:17:26 AM CST

LCP Morgan lost both legs in IED attack


He was nearly killed in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, but thanks to the generosity of others LCP Jedidiah Morgan can come home for Christmas to a place that accommodates his disabilities. 

"We got a call on June 21st that he was injured," said John Morgan.

Morgan said his son was in such bad shape, doctors didn't think he would survive.  So, they immediately got on a flight to Germany to see him.

"When he heard our voices it brought him around," said Morgan.

Fortunately, Jed had no brain injuries.  But he lost both of the legs, broke both hands and injured his arms.

"He's going to have to deal with this for his whole life," said Meryl Morgan.

Morgan said her son is in a wheel chair for most of the time.  So, they are in the process of renovating their home to accommodate him.

They have began improving a bathroom, widening a bedroom door, building a ramp into the house and putting in a chair lift for the stairs.

The North View Church, Semper Fi Foundation and others have donated money to help pay for the costs.

The Church has already covered the families bills for 3 months while they stayed with Morgan during his hospital stay.

LCP Morgan spent 12 weeks at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received the purple.

He was transferred to San Diego for further treatment and therapy.

LCP Morgan is working with prosthetic legs, but can only use them for about an hour.

He married last December before he deployed to Afghanistan.

For more information on Morgan, or to make an online donation click this link.


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