Hometown Hero–John Masson

UPDATE: Thanks to every single individual who made John’s Homecoming and Benefit a success!!

All of the photos are up. You are free to download and use these pictures to print for yourself. If you are with the media or blogging, please link back if you use a photo! Thanks!

Click here: John Masson Homecoming, Valparaiso, Indiana airport. Friday January 21, 2011

Click here: John Masson Benefit, Lake Station, Indiana American Legion Post 100. Saturday January 22, 2011

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Lake Station, Indiana is small town America.  We grew up knowing each other and loving each other and fighting and making up and all that goes with family.

Sergeant First Class, John Masson is part of that family.  He serves in the Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces group in our United States Army.  John and his wife, Dusty, went to school with us. John’s brother, Mike, went to school with us and is also serving in our Army.

My heart is so full of love for them.

…but  broken

in spirit

but he’s broken in an unfathomable way.

Last week, John stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.

He has suffered the loss of both legs and his dominant hand.

While we’re over here sitting on our computers, watching our favorite show, arguing with the kids about brushing their teeth. He stepped on a freaking bomb.

His sacrifice for us moves me.

And I want to make you move, too.

We’re having a benefit for John, Dusty and their kids.

How will you be moved to give back to this heroic family who has sacrificed so much?

John Masson Family Benefit–January 22nd, 2011

You can donate time, money, or items for raffle or auction—-but please don’t sit and do nothing.