Staff Sergeant Bee was first wounded in 2008 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when this picture was taken. While her refused being CASEVAC'd out because he didn't think he was injured, he was later diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury.
Two years later, he deployed again to Afghanistan during the Battle for Marjah. He was wounded once again, this time by two IED's, embedded in the walls. The blast killed two of his fellow Sergeants and resulted in the majority of his squad being CASEVAC'd. Following his deployment to Marjah, he received orders to Field Medical Training school to train Navy Corpsman how to help injured Marines on the battlefield. He was Honorably Discharged in 2013.
Staff Sergeant Bee has done a total of 4 deployments to Afghanistan and one to Cuba during his 13 years as a Marine Infantryman. He is 100% permanent and total due to the injuries he has sustained during combat. He has been diagnosed with multiple (3) TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injuries) resulting in brain damage to 4 sections of his brain. He is also diagnosed with severe depression, with full-immersion flashbacks associated with PTSD. He also has bilateral ankle and knee problems, along with back and hip issues as well.
I am setting up this fund because, although he is 100% permanent and total, there are medical bills that the VA are not helping with, nor are the assisting him with rehabilitation equipment he needs. He also needs to modify his home in order to facilitate his medical issues because of damage done to his Vestibular system. His wife, Bobbie, acts as his caregiver, in order to help with the issues he has.
Any support that can be greatly appreciated, in order to help him, his wife, and his 7 year old son, who was born during his deployment in 2008. Thanks so much for reading this!
Interview with his wife
Interview with him in 2014