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Wounded Warrior - PFC Justin Lansford [Update at #13, 84, #129 #148 & #160]
Self ^ | 5/1/2012 | NeverGore

Posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by nevergore

Edited on 05/01/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

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To: Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; alpha-8-25-02; AmericanMade1776; ...
A call to prayer!

Thank you, with love!

101 posted on 05/01/2012 4:15:35 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: nevergore; onyx

Thank you very much for the update.

Ours prayers continue for this fine brave young man and his family.


102 posted on 05/01/2012 4:21:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Jeff Head; nevergore
Such a handsome young man... our prayers for PFC Justin Lansford continue...

nutmeg & zelig

103 posted on 05/01/2012 4:22:47 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: momincombatboots
Bring our boys home and Nuke em.

Amen.

104 posted on 05/01/2012 4:24:58 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: nevergore

I just read through this thread. :(

Father in Heaven, I believe you are with Justin right now and trust you to fill him with YOUR peace and that you will heal his body in Jesus Name, Amen


105 posted on 05/01/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: momincombatboots

I agree.

collateral damage?? what about Dresden, Germany? Hiroshima??

This is not a war being fought...its a bloodbath. civilization is at stake..

LET THE MILITARY DECIDE HOW TO FIGHT THIS “ WAR “!


106 posted on 05/01/2012 4:53:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: nevergore

May the Angels of the Lord encamp around Justin and may they guide the hands and minds of all the medical staff..giving the healers wisdom and courage and guidance.

Dear Lord, save this wonderful young man and give him full healing so that he may live a life he so deserves!


107 posted on 05/01/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: nevergore; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please direct your prayers to
 
nevergore;
 
If you would like to be ib this Prayer Ping List,  please Freepmail me.

108 posted on 05/01/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nevergore

I didn’t realize you put up a thread too. Thanks.

And prayers that Justin can be med-evacced tonight.


109 posted on 05/01/2012 5:20:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nevergore

Continued prayers this evening for Justin and all his loved ones.


110 posted on 05/01/2012 5:39:28 PM PDT by etabeta
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To: nevergore

Prayer bump


111 posted on 05/01/2012 5:41:27 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: nevergore

Praying for this brave young man.


112 posted on 05/01/2012 5:42:10 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: nevergore
Evening prayer time: any specific needs?

Abba father, surround this young man and his family and friends with Your armor. May they feel Your presence and the calm assurance that they can face this uncertain time with strength, love and peace. In Jesus name Amen

113 posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nevergore

Justin, his family and friends, are all in my prayers tonight. God bless.

Dave


114 posted on 05/01/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: nevergore

Thank you for letting us know. Prayers continue...


115 posted on 05/01/2012 8:31:39 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jackv; nevergore

Prayers up for Justin.


116 posted on 05/01/2012 9:02:55 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: nevergore

Sincere prayers sent from a fellow amputee.


117 posted on 05/01/2012 9:46:25 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: jackv

Prayers up for the complete healing of Justin.


118 posted on 05/01/2012 9:55:47 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: nevergore

God bless this young man and speed his recovery....Peace to all his family and friends...


119 posted on 05/01/2012 10:19:55 PM PDT by cherry
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To: nutmeg; nevergore

I know another Justin who survived a sniper wound to the head, and is now living a normal life.

God, I pray for this Justin, that he may have the same blessed outcome.

Prayers for his family, too. This is rough, especially if the family is from out of town.


120 posted on 05/02/2012 12:41:30 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: nevergore

Let me know if we can help in any way

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-vetscor/2877650/posts


121 posted on 05/02/2012 2:53:16 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks RaceB....

We need to get him truly stable and back in the states...the recent infection is very concerning....The injuries are bad but he’s young and strong and they will heal. It’s the little bugs that will get you....

NeverGore


122 posted on 05/02/2012 4:32:29 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore
Please dear Lord heal Justin and comfort his family. Amen.

5.56mm

123 posted on 05/02/2012 4:51:51 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: nevergore; onyx; jackv

If you like his facebook linked above you get updates. This morning he’s aware and talking, talking, talking.....PRAISE GOD! Now to get the white blood count source found and treated.


124 posted on 05/02/2012 5:05:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama

Hallelujah!!


125 posted on 05/02/2012 5:10:58 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: nevergore

Wednesday morning prayer Bump.

Heavenly Father,please accept these humble prayers. To take Justin into Your healing hands. To strengthen him, and his family and friends, and to see them safely through this frightening time. Guide his medical team, opening their hearts and minds, to know how best to care for him.

In His Holy Name.
Tatt


126 posted on 05/02/2012 5:14:37 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: hoosiermama

WOW! What GREAT news! Thank You Lord! And thank you So much hoosiermama :) (Your screenname always makes me smile ;)

Oh my gosh... just SO grateful right now.Tears and smiles, lol.

Thank you Lord, for blessings without number.
Tatt


127 posted on 05/02/2012 5:22:51 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: hoosiermama

Are there any Twitter connections? Facebook and I, welllll, it’s just best that I don’t even go there, lol ; }

Thanks again for such great news!
Tatt


128 posted on 05/02/2012 5:27:04 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: nevergore
Great News update!!!
First, let me thank all who responded to this prayer request for Justin, prayer really works....my apologies for not answering everyone individually.
Second, thank you to Freeper's EnglishCon and Jeff Head for linking the FR site to Justin's facebook site at: https://www.facebook.com/GetWellJustinLansford
Please visit the site and leave well wishes for Justin.

Now for this morning's update from Rick (Justin's Dad):

"UPDATE: Well the news is very good. Justin woke up and was fighting so much they had to take him off the ventilator. When we got to the hospital this morning, Justin was awake and talking . and talking . and talking. He's still a bit in a fog, but he is getting closer and closer to the old Justin. He is aware of his injuries, including his amputated left leg. He knew that he was close to death at the scene and remembered everything that happened up to the point of getting on the helicopter . he doesn't remember anything after that except he thinks the doctors were trying to kill him.

Justin is not out of the woods yet thought. His white blood count is extremely high and they don't know why. They have been giving him broad spectrum antibiotics but the count keeps going up. The found a non-systemic fungus at the amputation site and are treating that with antifungals. On the CT, they found some fluid near his pancreas they think may be part of the problem and will drain that off today.

We are extremely happy to hear his voice and know he is aware and recognizes everyone and everything. We cannot begin to express how grateful for everyone's concerns, support, and most of all prayers. "

129 posted on 05/02/2012 5:31:20 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: thesearethetimes...

FROM facebook (for all those who just don’t go there)


UPDATE: Well the news is very good. Justin woke up and was fighting so much they had to take him off the ventilator. When we got to the hospital this morning, Justin was awake and talking … and talking … and talking. He’s still a bit in a fog, but he is getting closer and closer to the old Justin. He is aware of his injuries, including his amputated left leg. He knew that he was close to death at the scene and remembered everything that happened up to the point of getting on the helicopter … he doesn’t remember anything after that except he thinks the doctors were trying to kill him.

Justin is not out of the woods yet thought. His white blood count is extremely high and they don’t know why. They have been giving him broad spectrum antibiotics but the count keeps going up. The found a non-systemic fungus at the amputation site and are treating that with antifungals. On the CT, they found some fluid near his pancreas they think may be part of the problem and will drain that off today.

We are extremely happy to hear his voice and know he is aware and recognizes everyone and everything. We cannot begin to express how grateful for everyone’s concerns, support, and most of all prayers.


130 posted on 05/02/2012 5:38:58 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nevergore
Did think of putting it here until tatt said she didn't go to facebook....Guess it doesn't hurt to have it twice. Now to get him out of the woods and onto easy street. I'll amen any prayers you send up today.

My uncle DR once told me 90% of the cure is the diagnosis. So will pray they are able to diagnose the source of the white cell count.

God is Good!

131 posted on 05/02/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama; nevergore

That news is very good! Prayers continuing. Don’t forget that although Justin is wounded, he is still a WARRIOR! God is in control.


132 posted on 05/02/2012 6:59:37 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: hoosiermama

Thank you much for filching FB for us chickenhearts ; )

With prayers continuing, for the docs to find the source of that dang spiking white count.
Tatt


133 posted on 05/02/2012 7:37:50 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: nevergore

Agreeing with the prayer warriors for God’s grace to heal Justin spirit, soul and body. May His strength and His faith give them confident expectation in the demonstration of His awesome goodness towards our precious hero. PLEASE pass on to him our gratitude and support.


134 posted on 05/02/2012 8:49:57 AM PDT by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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To: EnglishCon; Jeff Head

Heads up at post 129 for some good news.


135 posted on 05/02/2012 8:57:31 AM PDT by amom
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To: EnglishCon; Jeff Head

Heads up to post 129 for some good news.


136 posted on 05/02/2012 8:57:53 AM PDT by amom
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To: nevergore; jackv; onyx

Healing prayers for Justin.
Father, we thank you for encouraging news. .Lord, please guide his medical team and place Your healing hands upon him. Give strength and comfort to all who love Justin. In Jesus name I pray


137 posted on 05/02/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: nevergore

Thank you so much for this update. I will pass it on.

He continues, along with his entire family and friends, in our prayers.

Make sure he knows that there are thousands and thousands of us out her epulling for him and thanking him for his service to us and our liberty.

God’s speed to Justin and each of you.


138 posted on 05/02/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nevergore; amom; All
One more time for those seeing this for the first time. Please go to his site, like it, spread the word, send him your prayers, faith and wishes to get well. I know from my own experiences at deth's door that every positive comment and encouragemnent helps.


JUSTIN LANDSFORD FACEBOOK PAGE - AN AMERICAN WOUNDED WARRIOR WE NEED TO SUPPORT

139 posted on 05/02/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: nevergore

we can send him a laptop over there, too, we will make it happen if you like

ask his parents what he has to communicate with hime, we will set it up with camera and microphone and voice software if need be


140 posted on 05/02/2012 9:45:42 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: nevergore

we can send him a laptop over there, too, we will make it happen if you like

ask his parents what he has to communicate with home, we will set it up with camera and microphone and voice software if need be


141 posted on 05/02/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Romney would surrender to Islam as fast as Obama promotes it)
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To: nevergore

Prayers for God’s blessings on all.


142 posted on 05/02/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: nevergore

The lovely (and loving) gal Gina Elise from pinups for vets has dropped Justin a line or two.

I interviewed her a few months back, and she is without doubt one of the best people on the planet.


143 posted on 05/02/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by EnglishCon (When life gets too much to stand - kneel.)
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To: RaceBannon

RaceB.

His parents are there (in Germany) and hopefully will be flying back this Friday to Walter Reed with Justin. Both his parents have laptops with cameras with them....

Give it a few days till everything settles down, at that time we will have a better idea of Justin’s needs.

Thank you so much for your generous offer....


144 posted on 05/02/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: EnglishCon

Fantastic....as he gets to feeling better I’m sure he will respond to her post....heheheheehe...


145 posted on 05/02/2012 10:54:54 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Well, she won’t be good for his blood pressure!!!


146 posted on 05/02/2012 11:07:00 AM PDT by EnglishCon (When life gets too much to stand - kneel.)
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To: nevergore

God bless you all and may God keep you under his protective mantle.


147 posted on 05/02/2012 12:35:20 PM PDT by nandrew
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To: nevergore
UPDATE!!! Even better News!
From Justin's Dad:

"UPDATE: Justin was awake and talking much of the day. He had a couple of minor procedures done but other than that he was in his ICU bed. Still has a very high white blood cell count but they are working on that.

Justin was able to tell us exactly what happened that night ... so here is his story. The entire Company was assigned a mission. Justin, being the senior gunner, along with his best friend Sgt. G. and a Pvt. who Justin was also very close with took the lead vehicle. As the rounded a turn along a high wall, Justin says it reminded him of films about the Normandy invasion. The a couple minutes into the fight there was a big explosion and he landed face down in the sand with the vehicle crusing one leg. He kept asking Sgt. G. and the First Sgt. not to let him die. A tourniquet was put on his left leg and after they finally got him out he was medivaced. Justin doesn't remember anything past that.

I have been in daily contact with Sgt. G's father and he told me his son is so upset and blames himself for Justin's condition. He felt that Justin would never talk to him again. As I told this to Justin the Army Liaison Officer overheard it and contacted the Commanding Officer in Afghanistan. They foubd Sgt. G. and allowed him to call Justin. Justin reassured Sgt. G. that he wasn't at fault, that they were best friends, and he'd never hold him responsible. Justin also said he was glad this happened to him and not one of the younger Privates. He said he knows he can handle it and was glad that everyone else was safe.

Justin is a tuff guy and I'm sure he will do fine. He was telling jokes and making everyone laugh, just like to guy every one knows and loves. He has a fantastic attitude and can't wait to get started with his recovery. He has thanked all of his nurses and doctors telling them what an honorable job they are doing here and shaking their hands while saying it. They were humbled at the experience and at Justin's genuine feelings towards their service. That's Justin, always wanting to make others feel better. So glad to have him back. "

148 posted on 05/03/2012 4:56:12 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim,
Thank you so much for placing the thread in breaking news...Prayer really works...the doctors held little hope yet look at today’s post at #148....
God Bless
NeverGore


149 posted on 05/03/2012 5:00:03 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore

Awesome awesome awesome!!

So glad to hear of Justin’s continuing healing, and that he is really coming back into full consciousness!

Thank you Lord, for blessings without number!
Tatt


150 posted on 05/03/2012 5:27:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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