Veteran’s Day Special Event: the Price of Freedom and the Power of Hope - Lourdes University Veteran’s Day Special Event: the Price of Freedom and the Power of Hope - Lourdes University

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Veteran’s Day Special Event: the Price of Freedom and the Power of Hope

November 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free and open to all, no reservations necessary.

On October 15, 2004, Lisa Schuster got the call every military mom dreads: her son had been wounded in action. Matthew Drake had been in Iraq only thirty-four days, on his first deployment with the U.S. Army, when the vehicle he was driving was blown up by a suicide car bomber. Three other servicemen died in the explosion. Matthew was still in a coma when his mother first saw him in a German hospital—burned and broken, with so much damage to his brain that even if he lived, he might never wake up again.

Matthew Drake and Lisa Schuster will share their story of hope and determination. Be uplifted by this story of an ordinary young man who wanted to be “one of the good guys” and rose from the ashes to become exactly that. Matthew says, “Recovering from my wounds has been the toughest battle of my life. Anyone who goes to war comes home with scars. Some of those scars you see, others you don’t.” Although there are incredible struggles in his daily life what he’s done is remarkable. On the front lines of his fight from the start has been his mother Lisa Schuster, who wrote a book Just As He Is Right Now about their story.

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at lifelong@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3707

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Date:
November 11, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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