Kyle Thompson, CPL USMC was injured was seriously wounded while on foot patrol in Helmand Province of Afghanistan on 25 October 2010. Kyle and his point man, Todd Love, were hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a routine patrol. The IED ripped into Kyle's face, resulting in the loss of Kyle's left eye, and severely damaging the retina in the right eye. In early November his left eye was surgically removed. He is currently totally blind, although the doctors tell him his sight in the right eye may eventually return. Last week Kyle had surgery to remove large pieces of shrapnel from his face and jaw. He will need additional reconstructive surgery to replace his jaw bone and his lost teeth. Pray for peace of mind, courage and healing for Kyle. Pray for the medical teams treating him.
Kyle has transferred to Palo Alto, CA for further treatment. Kyle would appreciate any words of encouragement you could offer, a simple "thank you" would boost his morale immensely. You can reach out to him at either logging onto http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kylethompson or by emailing his father, Mike Thompson, at email@example.com
Here is a brief update from his dad Mike:
My family has set up a account for Kyle at Wells Fargo and anyone wishing to contribute to it only need to tell that its for donations for Kyle Thompson. It is strictly for Kyle.
Thank you again for your prayers and kind words.