Saturday, September 29, 2007

Parade of Heroes

Matt and his family enjoyed being in the Parade of Hereos. Matt was honored as the Grand Marshal. Thank you to Pat Sedlock, the Village West Rotary Club, the Shawnee Rotary Club and all of the people who made this possible. We do not know who all of you are but Matt and his family want to thank you, not only for the honor but for the opportunity to visit his home town for the first time since his injuries. Thank you, Kurt Mayo of Hilton Garden Inn for providing the lodging for Matt and his family. And, thank you, Dave Huston, for providing the airline tickets. Your generosity amazes us!

Thanks, Matt and Tessa, for all the work you did to get here!
Matt is preparing to enter the Classic Car in which he and his family road. Helping with these last minute preparations was Pat Sedlock, parade chairwoman, who helped every step of the way. Thank you to Wendell Maddox of United Way for the vehicle they provided Matt and his family while they were visiting Kansas City.

Following the parade a reception was held at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Thank you so much to Mac Taylor, who made this possible and donated the fun and food!

Here is a link to the story in the Kansas City Star.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Matt Turns Unfortunate Incident into a Learning Experience for Others

Matt had an unfortunate experience at Six Flags Fiesta in San Antonio. As a result, Matt is trying to educate the public and help prevent other wounded soldiers from being treated disrespectfully.
Try control/clicking on the following link for the video of the interview. You will have to listen to a short ad first, sorry.

Hugs All Around

Matt and his family arrived safely last night at the Kansas City airport. Lots of hugs were shared by all!

Welcome home, Lammers family! We love you.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Parade of Heroes

On Thursday, September 27, Matt will be the Grand Marshal for the the Parade of Heroes in K.C. KS! For more information about the parade visit the link provided by clicking on Parade of Heroes or use the following address.

Parade of Heroes - Village West Parkway - Cabelas
When: Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m.
What: "Parade of Heroes" sponsored by Village West Rotary Club
Where: Village West Parkway at the Legends, Beginning at Cabela's
Why: To salute and honor our military men and women who are or who have served in any of our country's wars
Beneficiary: Proceeds will go to the Disabled American Veterans

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Also, Senator Bob Dole mentioned Matt in his address to congress yesterday. Visit C-span and search for Bob Dole, 9/19/07, to see the address. Senator Dole mentions Matt at about 28 minutes into his address.

Monday, September 17, 2007

At home and work

Matt is doing physical therapy everyday at the CFI. As he is getting stronger, he is more able to get in and out of his wheelchairs and play with his girls.

Some of physical therapy looks like a bit more fun! How about a game of dodge ball?

Tessa has done a remarkable job of making their new home very special for each of their daughters.

A special word of thanks to Matt's Aunt Marta for visiting Matt at a crucial time so that Tessa could come get the girls and for the great photos. You are the best!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Home at last!

The girls have all arrived, tired but full of smiles. Tessa managed the drive with the two girls and a loaded car all the way from Olathe. Hugs to all of you!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Matt's girls are on the way to Texas! Tessa is bringing them home this weekend. Happy reunion little family! Also, Matt has been told that he indeed qualifies for the nerve reinnervation research project and he will eventually receive the newest in prosthetic arms. He has a lot of healing to do yet and will start with simpler prostheses in order to prepare his arm.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Family Reunion

Plans are in the works to get the SSG Matt Lammers family all together in their new home! Tessa will be coming to get the girls this week to bring them home to Texas. Hopefully by this time next week Matt, Tessa, Taena and Jaelen will get to be a family again after so many months of separation. We are all wishing you joy and peace, Lammers family!