I learned two nights ago that my Chaplain Assistant from Iraq, now-MSG McG, was in a head-on automobile accident that night. His car was a total loss.
From what I've found out so far, he has a broken ankle, and some other injuries, though I don't know the extent of them. I only know that he'll be OK, eventually.
As you might remember from the post I wrote about his wife's total knee replacement, as of the first of this month, he and his wife have no medical insurance. She's been trying to rehab her knee on her own, without benefit of physical therapy, since they can't afford it.
With MSG McG unable to work for the time being (I assume), this could get really ugly, really fast, I'm afraid.
That we as a nation would let our (three-time) combat veterans face destitution like this shames us all.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ