Corporal Justin Crabbe will never forget August 26th 2011. That was the day an IED blast caused him to lose both legs. He had an injury and continued his recovery in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland with his father Cliff, mother Maureen and sister Jenn right by his side.
After 13 weeks the orders ended and Justin became out-patient. His father was able to stay with him in the a wounded warriors barracks, but his mom and sister were left with no place to stay, yet determent to stay close to Justin.
And then they learned about the Fisher House Foundation, and were given a”home away home” in a 20-suite comfort home; just walking distance away from Justin.
The whole family got a chance to be there for Justin’s medical appointments and treatments, barbeques and family holidays – and got a chance to see Justin’s incredible progress.
After few months, dad and sister had to return home to California and mum became his non-medical attendant, where she has continued to support Justin throughout long hours of walking the track, climbing stairs, climbing up and down an incline ramp.
The hard work paid off and Justin is now able to walk with no cane. He’s coming back home to California for good on November 17th!
The Crabbe family continues to remember and be grateful for all the support they got; especially being able to stay in Fisher House close to Justin.