Update on PFC Hunter Levine

Well I just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who emailed/commented over the last 24 hours about PFC Levine. If I haven’t responded to you yet.. don’t worry I will tonight/tomorrow. There has been an outpouring of support so we are trying to filter it all and get Hunter what he needs. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at tammy.munson@gmail.com.

I am currently working with the executor of Hunter’s foundation to get a list of what Hunter may need and to setup a fundraiser for him.

Also we’re working on setting up a email list of rapid responders when we hear of things like this if you’d like to be included, please sign up at http://www.armyhousehold6.com (left side of page)

To read Hunter’s story click here

I received this email from Julie  with BlueStarMoms who visited with Hunter on Saturday .. so I wanted to pass it along..

Well, we already went today and just got back actually but we wouldn’t mind going again.  When I say we, I took my daughter-in-law and granddaughters too.  One of the staff did go in ahead and asked Hunter if he minded us coming in.  That was Hunters request to be notified ahead of time.

I figured that if he did not want visitors today that we would just leave what we had brought for him there for him to have and I understood his request. He let us come in because I told the nurse about my son serving in Iraq.  That seemed to make Hunter feel better.

We just stopped in for a minute and took a card, a box of See’s lollipops, some other candy and a small fimo clay frog wind chime. (FROG=Freely Rely On God) That made him sorta laugh, the wind chime. He said he didn’t know where to put it so we suggested over the a/c unit or hang it on the window that way he could know if the a/c was working or not.

I figured that he could use the practice in getting his other senses a little sharper while his eyesight was getting some work. The room was pretty warm though, and there was a soldier visiting him as well so I didn’t want to take up too much of his time.  I will call Stephanie later this week and see if he wouldn’t mind having us visit again, without the girls though. I would love to have you come with or meet me there.  I have a map now and it is pretty easy to get to.

He has a DVD player and an i-pod and told me he has all the music he needs, he is still pretty angry inside.  I know that later in life he will look back and think about us going there, it will be just a random thought but I hope it will be a good one.

Also, my granddaughters class is going to make a mobile for his room, that should help him with some eye coordination exercises without him knowing that he is actually doing them.

I did see that he had the DVD Gladiator (great movie!) so he has some vision.  He also had a watch on with a magnifier on it.  Also, the lollipops will help with the muscles in his neck which will in turn help with the face restructuring.

In fact, I am thinking that getting some crossword puzzle books and other items like that as well as some cards for other soldiers who are there would be worthwhile.  There were a couple who had no visitors and looked like they could use someone to visit with.



8 Responses to “Update on PFC Hunter Levine”

  1. MilBlogs on October 21st, 2008 8:12 pm

    Re: Soldier Needs Some Support…

    Yesterday I posted about PFC Hunter Levine. The post on Parents Zone was bumped up so the links originally posted don’t work… but here’s the story explaining the need of this soldier with life changing wounds… and HERE is the……

  2. MilBlogs on October 21st, 2008 11:26 pm

    A Soldier Needs Some Support & Encouragement…

    Over at Parents Zone, Household6 has posted the story of 20 year old PFC Hunter Levine who was wounded in May while conducting combat operations in East Baghdad. He received a very serious injury to his face, resulting in the……

  3. Sgt. Jim Ruether on October 22nd, 2008 1:40 pm

    I want you to know that we appreciate your service to your country and if you need anything don’t hesitate to ask. I served our country too and feel a kinship to all servicemen and women. Take care buddy and may GOD speed your recovery.

  4. Trish | eMail Our Military on October 22nd, 2008 9:26 pm

    We’d appreciate a link back to our blog to keep the support going to PFC Levine and all the troops being supported by eMail Our Military.

    Thanks so much for all you do

  5. Paula on October 22nd, 2008 9:41 pm

    I learned about PFC Levine through a different website, why has that site not been given credit??

  6. Paula on October 22nd, 2008 9:44 pm

    The link to the organization who first posted regarding PFC Levine is http://www.emailourmilitary.org

  7. LAW on October 22nd, 2008 10:10 pm

    Paula and emailourmilitary.org. This is not about you, me, ParentsZone or any other organization or person OTHER THAN HUNTER. If you were expecting an apology, don’t. We here at PZ don’t do anything for the glory, credit, self promotion or aggrandizement. We do it for the military family that we are all part of.

    Yours was not the only site that had this story. I do not have time to worry about credit etc. Let’s just get Hunter what he needs. Anything else you have to say, email me at parentszone at gmail dot com.


  8. Bonnie Wilkes on November 16th, 2008 9:39 pm

    I just wanted to let Hunter and his family know that he and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate your service to our country. It is people like you who keep us free.

    Huntsvill, AL

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