PLEASE HELP EDDIE RYAN
Wounded Marine sniper Sgt. Eddie Ryan will soon be ready to come home (in about six to eight weeks), but his home is not ready for him.The Ellenville High School graduate was shot in the head in a friendly fire incident in Iraq April 13. The two bullets, one to the brain and one to the jaw, left Eddie seriously impaired. He speaks haltingly. He cannot walk on his own yet, though the family hopes that will eventually happen. He gets around in a wheelchair.Doctors at Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital in West Haverstraw tell the family that Eddie's stay there could end in as soon as six to eight weeks.Eddie could go to a rehab facility with a lower level of care, but that won't happen."I made him a promise that from Helen Hayes, he was coming home," said his father, Chris Ryan. "That's what he wants to do."