Shane Nault Sgt.
WI United States
I am the mother of a hero. My son, Sgt Shane Nault, was injured when his humvee hit an IED while in Baghdad. This happened on 05/08/2007. Shane had shrapnel that entered through his left temple and exited above his right eye. Every bone in his face was shattered like crushed corn flakes, except for his lower jaw. He lost brain matter, had severe frontal lobe damage and extensive left brain damage. Remarkably he survived and was flown to Germany for more care. They removed the shattered part of his skull and stabilized him for the trip back to the States. He arrived on 05/10/2007. During the flight Shane suffered a massive stroke that destroyed the rest of the left side of his brain. We met him when he arrived at the national naval medical center in Bethesda, MD and could barely recognize him. Remarkably he survived all of this trauma. Shane is now blind, does not speak, is paralyzed on the right side, and has severe cognitive disabilities, but by the grace of god he is still with us. He shows us what miracles are about every day. We treasure every moment we have with him. The worst thing we have experienced through this whole thing is the financial situation. My husband and I have had to leave our jobs to care for our son, or he would have to be put into a nursing home. We have no means of compensation for caring for him. Something is wrong with this picture. The government will pay a nursing home to care for our son but they will not supplement us in any way. The hardship is incredible, but don't get me wrong we would do nothing different.
Please work for the families also who are caring for this "heroes". There are so many young men and women coming home with TBIs, mild and severe, and we need to help all involved in their care.
Bob Woodruff has brought to light many of the changes that need to be made and we are so grateful for that. If you would like to read about my son please go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/spcshanenault God bless - Lori Nault (mom of Sgt. Shane Nault)
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Connie over 2 years ago
HI, from across the big pond,,,I am here in west michigan, I also have a son named shane,,,upon seeing ustory on tv..just felt conpelled to write you....and tell you we are thinking of you,,,and glad there are people in the world who will fight for their country,,,,he is an awesome guy,,,,give him a big kiss for me,,,,and say it is a friend from across the big pond,,,,
SPC. Santana over 2 years ago
Cold blooded if these statements are true about you taking your son's Sgt.Nault's money given for his care. I'm a soldier here in afghanistan and you dont do that type of thing to a brother in arms,
Karina almost 3 years ago
People felt compassion for your son and your family. Through people's generosity, you received a brand new house, a new van and $30,000 from a private donor for YOUR use. You weren't working prior to your son's injuries. Through Shane's tragedy, you've elevated your financial status. Your son served his country. If anyone is OWED anything, it's Shane, not your lazy butt.
Alex almost 3 years ago
I remember seeing you at the Casino in Wisconsin. If that was you and your husband, I think the numbers that you were charged are conservative. WHO WAS WATCHING SHANE WHEN YOU AND YOUR HUBBY WERE GAMBILING?
Jim almost 3 years ago
Weren 't you just charged for using your son's money to fund your gambiling habit?
Alexis George, Bob Woodruff Foundation almost 3 years ago
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Jenna almost 3 years ago
Nice to spend thousands of dollars from Shane's money on your jewelry... wtf!!??
Victoria almost 3 years ago
Nice to steal from your son and use his money to go to casinos according to a criminal complaint. Sounds like you don't need to be compensated for caring for your disabled son if you are making thousands of trips to casinos