Adopt A Soldier


Monday, July 24th 2006, 6:12 am
By: News On 6


More bad fortune for an Oklahoma soldier who was injured in Iraq.

Retired Staff Sergeant Gene Westbrook was paralyzed from the waist down when a mortar round hit his tent in Iraq in 2004. He's in the hospital again after a vehicle carrying Gene and his family ran off a 20-foot bridge.

This time, Gene's children are suffering as well. "It's tough as a soldier 'cause you're not used to being like this or being stuck. You can't move, you can't do nothing."

The accident left Gene's son James, paralyzed from the waist down. His 10 year-old daughter lost a kidney. You can help the Westbrook family and other soldiers by donating to two non-profit organizations.

Those websites are Adopt a Soldier and American War Heroes.