Monday, April 6, 2009

Coming Home---Sesame Street

Here is a link to the YouTube copy of the Sesame Steet show called Coming Home featuring injured soldiers and their families. Matt and his girls were taped in December in Florida. They were not able to go to NY to be with the muppets.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Moving Forward

The Wounded Warriors were greeted at the airport in Orlando by a huge supportive crowd of well wishers!

Matt is now SSG Matt Lammers (Retired)! As of the end of October Matt has returned to civilian life. He returned to Olathe to live until he is able to resume rehabilitation in Oklahoma. Matt recently was awarded a trip to Orlando from the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes which included his parents and his two daughters . We all attended the Road to Recovery Conference and met up with many old friends and made some new ones. Matt has accepted a position with the Coalition and American Airlines which will allow him to continue his own quest to walk again and give him a chance to begin to give back to all of those who have supported him and his fellow wounded warriors. Matt and his daughters were taped for a Sesame Street segment focusing on the families of wounded soldiers which should be aired this spring.
On the "beach" at the conference.
Sesame Street set

Monday, September 15, 2008


Matt is due to be discharged from the army on October 29! He will be moving back home to be near his family! It has been a long time coming. Welcome home, Matt! We will surround you with our love.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Thank you, everyone for all of your prayers and support.

Matt has decided to leave the military. He is elligible for full medical retirement. The process for leaving the army will take some time. Matt has determined that this in not the best time to continue to pursue walking. He is due for a rest! He will continue to live in San Antonio for the time being in an apartment with his friend, James Orlowski.

Matt's one year anniversary was this past week. Many of his family joined him in Texas to celebrate his life. His sister, Windy, and her family were able to be with Matt for the first time since before he went to Iraq. All of us were with him in spirit if not in person.
Meeting Kolby, Windy's son. At the coast near Corpus Christi
The gang at the beach house in CC
Matt demonstrating his new wheels.
This is the iBot chair...look it up on the internet. It is amazing!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Please Say an Extra Little Prayer for Matt

Matt is struggling with some major decisions. Please say a few prayers for him and for all of those wounded by this war.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Matt Receives Award for Senator Bob Dole

On Friday, May 2, 2008, Matt was honored to receive the Bob Dole Humanitarian Award for Service to the Disability Community for Senator Dole who is the first recipient of this award presented by the Special Education Department of the University of Kansas on the occasion of the department's 50th Anniversary.
Matt was asked by Senator Dole to accept the award for him because he was unable to attend the Gala. The university brought Matt and his friend and fellow soldier, James Orlowski, to Lawrence for the presentation.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Matt has been up on his C-legs but we do not yet have a picture!