I was told today the diver's are still looking for sure till Wednesday. I want to thank them with all my heart cause I know the weather is bad. I want them to look but I also don"t want anyone else hurt. I want to find him alive and well. As a mother I'm holding out for the best. It just seems so unreal that this can't be happening. I want to thank everyone for trying to make my Mother's Day wonderful, it just was very hard. The flowers were all so lovely and the messages from all of you were greatly appreciated. I thank my family for putting up with me and his friends cause I know I've been difficult some days. I want everyone in the whole world to know what a beautiful and wonderful boy I have or had He will remain MY HERO FOREVER
I want to thank everyone for the lovely flowers,candy and fruit sent to me on Mother's Day.
I received a call from Andrew my boots on the ground in Belize him and another diver had to come up, the weather was getting bad. I think the weather will be bad for another few days. I see thunder storms on Mother's Day and Monday in weather report. I want you all to be safe don't take extra precautions. Andrew is having a baby girl in September, she needs her daddy. They promised me there still going down when they can if it takes forever. My plans now are to go to Texas real soon and give Wrangler a memorial His father and I want to thank each and everyone for the support and still hoping to bring our son home to us. Then in August we are headed to Belize for Memorial in the waters where he was last seen. So any one who wants to join us are more than welcome. Love each and everyone for everything we don't have the words to tell you what it means to us. Our friends and family are still prayer hoping our prayers will be answered
Today I would like to thank Jerrett Ledger for the lovely flowers I received today. Thank you they were lovely. I want all of my new sons to give their Mom's the biggest hugs and kisses you've ever given them. Couldn't ask for a better family than the one I have and now my extened family. Huggs and kisses. MOM
I'm at a loss for words now. But I want to thank each and everyone for giving. If everyone was like you all this world would be the greatest place to live. I would like everyone to do me another favor and reach out to anyone they know, I received a call from US Embassy and until my son is found I have to obtain an attorney now to take care of any matters with my son. I also want to go to Belize and have as many rangers I can to meet me there to put some kind of headstone or memorial for him by the water. Please help my wishes come true. He was a Hero and a very Great man. Loved more than anyone I know in my life time. I found his half sister who Wrangler hadn't seen in years. She also has become a wonderful person. And most of all I might have lost one son but my family is so so big now everyone I have about 2,000 great sons and guess what. THEY ARE ALL RANGERS. Who could have thunk.
God did bless my life
Thank my son, Chance and wife and 2 great grandchildren, I've been with since the news. I would have went insane with their loving faces to look at. My sister who has been by my side since this has happened. My cousins and family who came together for a prayer meeting. Sorry, I'm rambling just don't know what to do sitting here so alone thinking.
It's 5am. I am lost in thoughts of my son. Was told by Ranger's last night it turned to a recovery mission. I will have diver's and helicopter for a couple more days to bring him home if at all possible. Thank everyone who has helped me in my desperate search for my son. If you didn't know him he was kind, loving,considerate, so much fun to be around. He has tons of true true friend which most people don't. You can' t even count them there are so many. As a mother I will never get over this tragic incident but his grandparents Alex and Alice, my sister and her boy will be partying, laughing , with him in heaven tonight. If heaven can get better it will tonight. He will be looking down at me and say Mom< I finally made it home. Son, I love you and will miss you and will think of you every minute of the day for days to come. Please watch over us as I know you can and will keep the rest of my family safe Again thank everyone for the kind prayers, donations,best friends, fisherman and divers, coast guard, our own military that my son loved so much. I especially want to thank Jimmy, Chavo, and their wives and My boots on the ground Andrew for still continuing to help me in my search to bring him home. God Bless and
My family wants to thank everyone for what they have done for our family. In our time of need
Please add all the contacts you have to get this story out there.
Yes, we also have volunteer divers that were out there all day yesterday and went back down again today. We are just having to pay for the local boats 100 each for gas. The are using equipment and themseves at no charge. Including the helicopter co. We. Also. Have a Blackhawk looking. Thanks for caring and helping me with all options. The Rangers are going everything to bring my son home to me and I thank them for that with the help of great volunteers
I think I really need some rest. But I want to thank everyone personally before I go to sleep and I pray the Lord my baby is safe and warm. The news tonight is the divers will go down again tomorrow they started by the reef and doing a mile radius. Thank the Lord to keep the divers safe and Andrew and all others who are helping. The fisherman and divers who dedicated their time for me and equipment to use to help in the search. Thanks to the coast guard and private helicopter co. of Belize. God Bless All. Jimmy and Chavo I love you boys. God keep Brad safe from now on. Amen
I hope I haven't forgot to thank someone. My mind isn't the best right now. Just really trying to stay busy answering each and every prayer or supporter
Like I have said before if you can't donate, please spread the word. That and prayers mean just as much in our hour of need
I want to thank my son Chance's wrestling coach, Nick Karantinos from Red Mt. High and all the supporters and Bruce Walag and wife for what they are doing to spread the word. The wrestling team are also brothers that band togerther in time of need. Thanks again boys good team work
Once again I am amazed at your generosity and all your prayers. I couldn't have asked God for better friends and family and now new friends who have come into my life in time of need. God is good
God Bless each and everyone of you to be safe in this search
Today I pray he is found and safe. I have a ton of people helping in the search today. I have fisherman, divers, helicopters,coast guard, former rangers at different locations around the world RLTW
I want to thank everyone who is helping me either sending money, praying or just spreading the word. I also want to thank FOX news for there support and most of all to Kevin Schwaller@kxan.com for keeping his story out there. I can't seem to get CBS5 to really care and continue the story
Everyone is starting to really pitch in. My prayers are being answered. We need more help even if it's spreading the word and calling or emailing any political or congressman you know. Taking the time to text,call, email to congressmen or politician in there area to keep the ball rolling in their court. Prayer and donations mean the world also. This story needs to go viral
I received word this morning that the divers were getting the boat with a former Army Ranger, Andrew that is my boots on the ground there. He will be going in the water with his divers. The are a private company. I want to pray that they are all safe in the water as they are searching for my son for me and family and friends. Everyone send your prayers for these brave men
I want you to remember he is a HERO and fought so hard for this country and please help me fight to bring him home
Thank you so very much for all you've done for my family and I. An update is there were 2 black hawks that helped in the search today. Along with the private ones. We will also be using this monies for divers by the reef in the morning at 6am is the latest. Please tell my story I need more help to continue the search. I want to thank all the fisherman who are using their own boats and gas on there own to help in this search
Once again keep praying and helping. The weather is finally nice they tell me to do a full force search
Your donations are being very helpful. They have a bird in the air and also are going to be using the donations for some divers. Again I thank each and everyone for their support.. I also want to thank channel 5 and 15 for caring to get this story to you. My family and I are so great full to have the support you have sent our way. God Bless each and everyone of you.
I want to thank everyone who has looked on this site and donated. Also those who just send prayers is a big comfort to me as much as the donations are. Please keep your prayers and thoughts coming my way. It keeps me busy and gives me so much hope I love each and everyone"s thoughts and prayer's RLTW
I thank God that there are so many people that really care. He believed 1 person could make a difference in our country. That's why he fought
I thank everyone for caring. There is still no word. We got the helicopter up an hour and a half yesterday and today 3 hrs.
This account is being set up to help support the continued search and any other related costs to aid in these efforts to find and bring home Wrangler Leesman, an Army Ranger and decorated soldier who served 5 tours for his country. He has unfortunately had an accident while on vacation kayaking in Belize and has been missing at sea off the coast since Tuesday, April 28th. We are seeking any help whether funding or to simply please pass on and share his story with as many people as possible in our efforts to get the attention of congressman or woman or other political officials; to hopefully get help from the US Government to join in the search. In the meantime, a group of family and friends has stepped up using any means possible inlcuding: Facebook, writing congress, state officials, the US Embassy in Belize and with the help of all the great people at the local news channels in both Texas and Arizona CBS to spread the word in a desperate plea to get the US Govt. to join in the search. The private funding has been taken on only by family and friends thus far and we asking for help and paid for the private funding of a helicopter and other search efforts due to the limited resources available. We are very thankful and seek anyone to help however they can to assist the brave men and women of the Belize Coast Guard, the US Embassy in Belize and other volunteers who we are forever in debt to for their efforts to try and find my son, Wrangler Leesman. We need to please help them in their search efforts in any way you can, even if it is simply telling a friend about his incident.
Attached is a clickable link below in red of the Texas news station's footage regarding the incident where he is living today. He also has family in Arizona where his mother, brother, sister and many others reside. Army Ranger missing at sea off the coast of Belize
All of his family and friends across the country are trying to band together in an effort to unite to seek help in the continued search and rescue efforts to find him. Due to Belize being such a small country they unfortunately do not have alot of resources available and to our knowledge they have only 2 Coast Guard Boats being used and have a single aircraft, but due to weather and mechanical issues has not been used, however told that soon it will join the effort as well. Due to the limited resources we are left to privately try to seek help and are hiring a private helicopter company and other means to do whatever we can to try and find him, hopefully in time to save him.
God bless everyone for all of your help and prayers. We thank you all for any efforts to please help to bring home my son to his family, his wonderful friends and most importantly back to the United States of America, the country he loved and served.