For those of you who follow this blog, you’re familiar with my weekly prayer post. Last week, soldier Jesse McCart’s aunt requested prayer for him. Since a few of you have asked for updates and due to the length of updates, I decided to share the news I’ve received and not wait until Wednesday. This is a timeline as it transpired since last Monday paraphrased from his family updates.
July 30: U.S. soldier Jesse McCart, age 26, was severely wounded in Afghanistan. He lost both legs (amputation of right leg at knee and left leg below knee) and part of an arm. Stabilized in a base hospital in Afghanistan with plans to move him to Germany. He has a wife Cassie, twin babies, and a toddler.August 3: Jesse is on his way stateside tonight! He is in the air right now. He is responsive and following commands. They are telling us his hearing and motor skills are good. Another injured soldier sent a message that he talked to Jesse on the plane: Jesse knows where he is and what is going on, but can't respond verbally because of ventilator, but blinks his answers. He can hear and see and follow commands.
August 5: Jesse arrived in Texas safely in the middle of the night, last night. Cassie, his wife, his mom, and dad all arrived there safely today and are with him. He is still on life support and is sedated but knows everyone. Smiled once today when his oldest niece told him he is still good-looking.
Two other G.I.'s were injured by the IED at the same time. We are asking for prayer for them also.
August 5: Jesse is OFF THE VENTILATOR, is talking, and knows what's going on—is even cutting up a little bit (like Jesse does).
Folks, God hears our prayers and cares about our needs. Please continue to pray for Jesse’s recovery, and his wife, children, and parents during this long, difficult healing process. Pray for strength, comfort, and wisdom for all involved, including the medical staff. I will share any more updates received on the regular weekly prayer post on Wednesday.
Praise to our Father whose grace is sufficient to meet all our needs!