Skip to comments.Wounded Warrior - PFC Justin Lansford [Update at #13, 84, #129 #148 & #160]
Posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by nevergoreEdited on 05/01/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Earlier this past week you may have heard on Glenn Becks radio show Michelle Bachman recounted a story that last Sunday (April 22nd) she was in Afghanistan and stood over a young man who had just lost his left leg in an IED attack.
Let me tell you the rest of the story, that young man had to be PFC. Justin Lansford, (22 years old) whose vehicle was hit by a IED earlier that day. Justin is a close and personal friend of my family, having known him since he was about 14 years old.
He steady dated my daughter through High School and went to all the proms and dances with her. He was an accomplished High School athlete (football) for Brookwood High School here in Georgia. She was his sponsor at his Confirmation. We have been blessed to know him.
As writing this, Justin is fighting for his life at a hospital in Germany. He lost his left leg just above the knee, his spleen was removed, lacerated liver, multiple broken ribs, two fractured femurs, punctured lung and fractured spine. With all that, he still is a fighter and refuses to succumb.
This past Friday, he was to be transferred to Walter Reed but unfortunately has developed A.R.D.S and pneumonia. He remains in a medically induced coma in Germany where doctors now have requested his parents come. They are now there as of this past Saturday.
He is now in the hands of the doctors and God.
Great news. God bless that young man and his family.
Great news! Prayers up for Justin’s recovery! What a guy!!
Now it’s easy to understand why I let him date my daughter for 5 years.....
Such comforting news. May God Bless Justin and all his mates.
What great progress he is making! He still has a long way to go , but this latest update is really something.
Thanks, nevergore, for keeping us up to date. Please tell him that there are lots of people out here who have him in their prayers, and also in their thanks for him being who he is.
Thank you for the update. Prayers continue for his recovery, lower white blood count, and trip back home as soon as possible!
Friday morning Prayer bump for Justin.
Dear Lord, please continue to strengthen this young man, and all those who know and care for him.
Just read the latest update from this AM. What a truly awe-inspiring young man, truly demonstrating the warrior’s concern for those around him. Prayers continue for him and his family. God bless him!
"UPDATE: Justin had a tuff flight home. He went into pulmonary edema and his Oxygen saturation levels dropped to the point where Justin was fighting due to hypoxia. They got it under control and it greatly improved once they landed. He took a code 3 ride from Andrews AFB to Bethesda Hospital where he was admitted to the ICU. Kim is in the waiting room next to the ICU and I'm am leaveing our home near Valley Forge in a few minutes. Two steps forward ... one step back. ... that's the way these things go."
Still stand believing with you for The God of Mercy and Comfort to bring Justin triumphantly into His victory. This is where we trust in His love and goodness. Thanks for the updates.
I guess the air compression during the flight was the cause, and thankful that they could help control it until he landed. He is now in good hands at Bethesda. Time for two more steps forward!
Prayers for Justin continue.
Monday morning with prayers for Justin. May God strengthen him in this battle.
“Time for two steps forward!”.
I like the way you think my FRiend, warm smile.
May God bless.
Wednesday morning, and praying that no news is good news for Justin.
May God hold him safe, in His healing hands.
Hopeful Prayer Bump.
Dear Lord, hear our humble prayers.
Thinking of Justin, and Justin’s mom on this Mother’s day, and of you FRiend.
May God bless and keep you all.
Do we have any recent updates on this hero?
He's still fighting, his parents are exhausted but constantly at his side.....They are staying at the Fischer house next to the Hospital.
On of his requests was that Megan Kelly (Fox News) send him an autograph picture, we made the request to FOX and within 24 hours Megan Kelly called both my daughter and Justin. A personalized autographed picture plus some Fox stuff was delivered to him within 48 hours.....
Justin has a great outlook though, I spoke to him briefly the other day during one of the times he was fully conscious...Each year at Halloween I put up a huge pirate display in the yard and we all dress like pirates, Justin told me that this year he was going to be there and he would be a better pirate than me because he would have a real “peg” leg! LOL.....
The doctors are still very concerned due to the severe complications.....we have hope and prayer and he is a true fighter....
Please continue to pray for him....
Prayers sent for Justin, an American Hero.
Prayers going up for Justin..May the infection respond to treatment and blood clots be dissolved..O Lord, we ask you guide his medical providers ..and give strength to his family.Place Your healing hands on this young warrior we pray.
We are lifting Justin up to You today for Your supernatural healing, Your love, and Your comfort.
Thank You God.
In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Exodus 15:26 ~ For I am the Lord that healeth thee.
Thank You, Merciful Father, that Justin looks forward with great delight to the annual Halloween gathering ... honor, I pray, the prayers of the many that it will be just as he wishes, to the Everlasting Glory of Your Name. Amen ...
Praying in agreement with you Pegita.
In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Good News update....although Justin still has several surgeries ahead, overall his health has improved dramatically and very raoidly....
All infections are under control, he’s eating normally and in a regular room......
He even had a light workout in the gym....
Prayers are answered....
Happy Father’s Day to all!
Praising God for this good news..Prayers for continued healing and successful surgeries.
May God Hold Justin in His Healing Hands
Prayers for strength and comfort for all who love him.
Continuing to pray for Justin.
How we worship our God and King!!
Father, hear the praise in our hearts over answered prayer for our precious Justin. You are awesome, faithful, mighty and worthy of all honor.
We know that the work that You have begun for Justin, You will complete. Make him whole, spirit, soul and body. Thank You, Sir. Amen.
Wonderful news about Justin, NeverGore.
THANK YOU for the update.
THANK YOU meg33 for the good news ping.
We give YOU all the praise and glory.
In Jesus’ Holy Name.
More prayers needed here. Can we get the new update?
We thought that Justin was on the mend and effectively in the clear. He did have a few complications as the healing process proceeded but none were overwhelming.
Out of the blue, Justin began to lose sight in both his eyes at a rapid pace. If this pace continues, doctors believe he could be legally blind before this weekend finishes.
The Doctors are baffled, they have no clue as to the cause.
Please pray for our brave soldier, Justin, that he heal quickly and his sight restored. Please forward this to whoever you would like to build this prayer chain. It is deperately needed now.
Weve learned a lot over the past couple of months regarding blast injury recovery that our soldiers experience. Some of the injuries you would consider normal, infections from shrapnel, respitory issues etc. However, some are bizzare. For example, Justin began to have rapid bone growths in random parts of his body. Kind of like a bone spur but they would grow out of the bone to several inches in length piercing the skin overnight. The docs would have to cut him open and grind down the growth. This has occurred multiple times.
Evidently, this is not uncommon to wounded vets that were in a pressure blast wave.
However the scariest after his near death experiences is this vision issue....and the doctors have not a clue...
We pray for Justin Lansford, a warrior for this nation, who has been severely injured in combat. Your heart has always appreciated soldiers, Lord, from David to Cornelius, one a shepherd raised to King and the other the first gentile through whom the message of grace was made clear.
We pray for Your grace upon Justin. He has given everything for his friends, and in that we find an illustration of Your own love for us. “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
Uphold him, we pray, by Your power. Guide those who minister healing to him. And, when their insight is used up, Lord, we pray for Your greater sight that sees all and understands all.
And with Justin on our hearts, we pray for all of our warriors, that they would win every engagement with their enemies. And we pray for this nation whose leaders are not worthy of the sacrifice our warriors make, for these national leaders endlessly dither selfishly on their own prestige and entitlement.
Cause Justin to be made whole, Lord Jesus. Restore his body, his sight, and his resolve.
We pray this in Your holy name; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.
I stand in agreement.
Thanks for the ping.
Amen, in Jesus’ name.
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