A family testimonial.
The request from Brent Aber’s Parents:
Brent, our son, was injured a few years ago as an active duty service member. He had surgery on his foot but the surgery went bad; the surgery damaged tendons and nerves. He had a second surgery to correct the damage. That didn’t work. He was transferred to Fort Meade so he could have surgery at Walter Reed and be there for rehabilitation. He has now been there for 2 years. He has one more surgery on his foot. If it doesn’t work, they will amputate his foot. They said they will make the decision during the surgery the week of January 11th.
Brent also has traumatic head injury causing seizures and slowing his thinking. The injury hinders his speech and makes it hard for him to process his thoughts to words in a quick fashion like you or me. He is being treated for his TBI at Walter Reed.
The doctors have requested that we be there at the hospital for this surgery given his brain injury. The doctors want to meet with us before the surgery so this is a very important trip for us. It is very important that we get there to talk with the doctors about the amputation and during this critical surgery.
Brent was in the Navy previously and then joined the Blue to Gold program and joined the army. His dream is to be a retiree from the military someday. We have always stood behind him 100% and hope we can be there for this critical surgery.