A Time of Need for The Stacy Family

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Created August 8, 2018
31992950_1533761165777490_r.jpeg31992950_1533761194234511_r.jpegKenton was coming to the end of his fourth deployment when he was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while carrying out a mission as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.  His injuries were so extensive that had it not been for his fellow brothers in arms who worked on him we may have lost him.  In the days following the blast we experienced so many unknowns including some surgeries … thankfully Kenton survived!

Kenton and Lindsey's 4 children have been impacted in very different ways. Logan who is 10  has needed special care all of his life.  He has cerebral palsy, a physical disability, which significantly impacts his daily movement, requiring him to utilize a wheel chair when needed.  Logan is also intellectually disabled but has made astounding progress, despite what doctors predicted.

The Stacy family now faces a long and difficult road ahead. Kenton’s injuries are so extensive he is not able to participate in Logan’s specialized care. Logan misses rides with daddy in his motorized car and his voice when he would read him stories.

 Mason is energetic and longs to wrestle around with his daddy.  At 6, this has had a huge emotional effect on him. 

 Annabelle who is 4 often holds tight to her “Daddy” doll and clings to Kenton in his hospital bed asking, “Why does Daddy not stand up?”

 Sadie who is only 2, does not understand what is going on around her, but brings joy to her daddy's face whenever she is near.

Nothing is normal anymore.
The family needs our support while Kenton has now returned to San Diego and the family needs plenty of support and help with caring for there young children while  having to be by Kenton’s side at the hospital.  

Kenton and Lindsey would  like to thank everyone for all of the love and support we’ve received from our family, friends and those who have felt compelled to help, including those they have never met.

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We have had a busy month. Kenton’s homecoming was such a monumental milestone for all of us. It had been almost 2 years since he was home with us. Now finally after traveling back and forth from Houston to San Diego and the Spinal Cord Injury unit at the VA San Diego, he is finally home.

In the days following his return home Kenton was able to be with the kids at the playground and come with me to pick up our oldest Mason from school at his request. This was a huge step for all our kids since our lives constantly revolved around the hospital.

We had a minor set back the first week. Kenton had to be hospitalized for a little over a week. He was very disappointed, and although it was not ideal, he was given the care he needed and was able to return home again. He has been home almost an entire month straight now and we are learning what life looks like now for all of us. Our oldest Logan never wants to leave Kenton’s side. This is super sweet but challenging because he does not understand why he can’t help his daddy to move around meaning literally pressing Kenton’s buttons on his wheelchair lol.
This is especially hard for Kenton because he was such a hands on father, and not being physically get out of his wheelchair is so hard for him. So continued prayers please! ❤️

We have started a private therapy for Kenton in order to keep him moving. He is still receiving care from the VA. We are doing this in addition and are continually seeking out more opportunities to give Kenton the best options. Due to Kenton’s unique injuries this significantly impacts the options he has available to him. Please continue to send us referrals. If you do know of a specialist or of a therapy. We would love to hear about it. Please give us a contact person and a phone number or email.

Some of you may already know that we are working to create a documentary. This documentary will help enable us share what life is like for all of us after the hospital.

We thank all of your for the continued love and support. It does not go unnoticed. To all who say you are inspired by Kenton the encouragement is why we are working to get his story out to more people. Thank you is never enough.

If you are not already please continue to follow us on

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Instagram: stacystrongeodproject

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Everyone today is the day Kenton will be be discharged from the hospital after 22 months. He has not been able to be home with his family for almost 2 years.

Kenton left for his last combat deployment in June of 2017. When he was injured on Nov 9th , 2017 his injuries required extensive care and many surgeries. Kenton has been inpatient ever since.

Please join us in welcoming Kenton home by checking in on our Facebook page EODC Kenton Stacy

Or Instagram @stacystrongeodproject

The journey of healing continues. This is a joyous for all who have followed the Stacy Strong! ⚓️
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Kenton Stacy and the Stacy family have been through many insurmountable obstacles since Nov 9th,2017.

Kenton lived a full life. As a devoted father his presence, and active lifestyle is captured in so many beautiful moments over the years. Kenton endured rigorous training to become an EOD tech. Some of his favorite hobbies included skydiving and motorcross. The impact his injuries have had on his family are unimaginable.

What has inspired many about Kenton’s journey is the smile and symbolism of a positive attitude, and perseverance Kenton continues to show everyday.

His strength and courage not only in his career, but as he faces the most difficult challenges of healing after a spinal injury that has left him without the use of his arms and legs.

We thank you for showing your pride, not just here but around the world. We ask that if you have wanted to share Kenton’s story we ask that you share this post. Or others on Facebook or Instagram.

If you would like to share the #stacystrong community with those in your community please consider purchasing a shirt so that others may notice and ask about his story.

We thank you as always for your dedication and encouragement through this journey of healing. ❤️⚓️

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Kenton is currently receiving care at the VA Hospital in San Diego. Lindsey is getting the kids back adjusted to school and activities. They are now able to have Kenton close by and that is a blessing. The family is continuously seeking out options for Kenton's future surgeries. He is still in the hospital and we are praying that in the near future he will be able to be brought home.
It was the biggest surprise for everyone to see Kenton at the celebration of his alive day this Saturday Nov 3rd,2018. Hundreds gathered in Liberty Station in San Diego, California to celebrate the journey that has been almost a year since Kenton was injured on Nov 9th, 2017.
Lindsey and the kids visit the hospital daily. Lindsey often has to rotate the children in order to take them to see Kenton, while still maintaining daily living for the 4 Stacy children.
The love and support from the community locally and all over the United States is astounding. Thank you for sharing Kenton's story and we ask that you continue to do so.

Please continue to follow The Stacy Family Facebook:

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Group: #stacystong

Instagram:stacystrongeodproject
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