Can we PLEASE get a quarum on this matter? [with phrasing I wish I could have included]
I would like to lend my voice of support for my friend, W, in his request to return home from Iraq to care for his wife, V. As I'm sure you are aware by now, V has been hospitalized for the last week after suffering a series of seizures/strokes that have left her left side compromised. As of this morning she has been tentatively diagnosed with viral meningitis with encephalitis and was supposed to be transferred to the big hospital in town for further treatment and stabilization until said big hospital in town acted all "No Room At the Inn" on her this morning. To top all of that off, she is in need of surgery on one or possibly both of her knees once they are able to get her “healthy” again; a process that had started just before all this current issue began last Monday.
With her family out of state, having W return home to care for her and their four year old daughter, Pooh Bear, is imperative. So far, the petitions submitted on their behalf by the Red Cross have fallen on arrogant ears. It is my hope, along with V’s other friends that have contacted you, that you will be able to intervene with the powers that be opening the door for W’s to return to his wife's side.
While we understand that every soldier would not be able to be dismissed from active duty for every ingrown toenail, overplucked eyebrow or uneven breast augmentation, this situation has definitely progressed to a level of urgency that requires his participation in V’s direct care as well as being available to her during her expected extensive recovery period.
I appreciate your attention to this matter and hope that you will be able to lend your voice to this family’s cries for assistance. I'd like to also add that if you chose not to help us out, we may band together even more and have a sit-in or something on the front lawn of the Capitol Building.
[although not feeling very heroic with this particular topic]