Sunday, May 9, 2010

Where would we all be today without them?

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. ~ Helen Rice
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A Mother's Love

Inline Image There are mothers who will spend today missing sons and daughters fighting overseas. There are women who have lost children in those wars, for whom Mother's Day will never be the same. And then there is Eva Briseno. Joesph Briseno Jr., Eva's 27-year-old son, is one of the most severely wounded soldiers ever to survive. A bullet to the back of his head in Baghdad marketplace in 2003 left him paralyzed, brain-damaged and blind, but awake and aware of his condition. Instead of putting Jay in a nursing home, Eva, a small, doe-eyed woman of 100 pounds, spends her days brushing his teeth, suctioning fluid from his lungs, and turning him every other hour to prevent bedsores. What keeps her going? Love and hope for a cure. "I do believe in miracles," Eva says. And Jay's father has a plan: forming his own home health care agency to supply nurses for Jay and other wounded veterans. Read More >>

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