August 26th, 2021 was a day that changed many lives, one of those including Sergeant Tyler Vargas-Andrews from Folsom, California. Sergeant Vargas-Andrews was struck by an IED suicide blast at the Kabul Airport, where he suffered extensive injuries.
“After his injury, his team leader, Sergeant Charles Shilling, contacted me and we agreed Tyler is going to need long-term care. While hopefully the majority of his needs will be covered through VA benefits, we knew that the community would love to help, so we decided to start a GoFundMe. We set it up knowing that his current finances should be taken care of due to his medical discharge, but we wanted to play the long-term game. That way, when he is ready and able, he will have the highest quality of life to continue positively impacting those around him. We wanted to make sure that there was a buffer, or safety-net for that. We also have invested in a Law Firm, and set up means to help manage his funds. That way, if the validity of the funds is questioned we can assure donors that it is all going to Tyler.”
Thank god for men like Mr.Vargas, he is what makes America great.
I will thank God for everyday of life. We will walk again. We will run again. I was told no by the LTC who operated on me and 8 years later I am still running strong. I can’t wait to see you lifting again brother.
GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO GOT HURT…..AND THE 13 OF THE ONES WHO PASS AWAY……ALL 13 OF THEM ARE LOOKING DOWN AT EVERYONE OF YOU GUYS…TAKE CARE.