JD Day - FINAL UPDATES

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JD Day was serving in Afghanistan as an Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller (CCT) assigned to a US Army Special Forces ODA Team charged with finding and addressing ISIS militants near the border of Pakistan . During a mission on July 10th an IED detonated leaving JD in critical condition.  Combat medics and rescue personnel quickly stabilized JD for transport to a team of surgeons who addressed multiple injuries.  Sadly they were forced to amputate his right leg above his knee as well as portions of his left hand.  A skin graft was also required to treat burns on the inside of JD's thigh and groin area.  Please pray for JD's right hand as it remains in jeopardy awaiting the final assessment from a hand specialist.  JD is currently medically sedated and will be transported out of Afghanistan to a medical facility back in the United States. In a touching gesture, mere hours after the incident and between his first and second surgeries, JD was awarded the Purple Heart  by a General who placed the medal on his chest as he slept.

JD is from the Rogue Valley and a graduate of Cascade Christian High School. JD is a recent newlywed and just prior to his deployment, found out he and his wife Aubry are expecting their 1st child on Christmas Day. The Air Force and his CCT family have been amazing, immediately descending upon Aubry's home to support her.  After driving all night, Combat Controllers from a different unit in Washington State  arrived at JD's parents' home until one of JD's teammates arrived from Florida to act as the family liaison, making arrangements for JD's parents and siblings to join Aubry in greeting him when he arrives back in the States (within the next few days).

In the days and months ahead there may be unexpected surgeries,expenses and travel associated with this life transition. Please help this family be prepared so they can focus on JD’s recovery.

Above all, prayers are needed for JD's immediate and long term recovery, for safe flights back to the States and especially for the men and women who remain down range, in the fight, willingly in harm's way for all of us. The family will keep this page updated on JD’s Recovery and progress. God bless.
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Amazing visit Friday evening with Vice President Pence and the Second Lady!!!
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Hospital room door...
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It’s unbelievable that it has already been more than 30 days since JD’s life was changed forever by the cowardice acts of terrorists in Afghanistan. It is equally astonishing how in that same time you all have forever changed the lives of JD and his family!! The positive impact of your constant outpouring of support, prayers and generosity cannot be overstated.

This weekend the campaign will come to a close but the story of JD and his family goes on with immense determination and optimism. The full extent of his recovery remains to be seen but the one certainty is that it will not be hindered for lack of effort.

We are all so incredibly grateful for the numerous organizations whose mission it is to support wounded warriors and their families at the time of incident and into the future. Please consider supporting them as opportunities arise.

It will never be lost on the family just how fortunate they are to have JD with them today. Please continue not only to pray and support JD but also the brave men and women who continue to willingly and dutifully put themselves in harm’s way downrange in a variety of theaters. Believe in the leadership of our current administration that the purpose of our investment in these areas is both righteous and absolutely critical to the ongoing security of the United States of America.
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Thank you for your continued prayers and well-wishes! There are several medical challenges ahead beyond the aforementioned. You’ve all been such a source of comfort and inspiration. We can’t thank you enough!!
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