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The Lopez Family

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Brat Pack 11 is currently raising money to grant a wish and send the Lopez family on a Disney Cruise in June! This date accomodates the family best. Below you can read the families story that Mrs. Lopez shared with us. "It has been a rough road the one we have walked on since my husband’s, Sgt. Luis Lopez’s accident in Iraq. The one that changed our lives forever. My husband used to be an active and sports person and ever since May of 2005 everything went down hill for him. My husband, a proud Sgt from the United States Marine Corps, was attacked with several IED’s while patrolling, causing him severe PTSD and chronic TBI, along with multiple injuries such as damage to vocal cords, injuries in both shoulders, bilateral knees and back. I try to give him the best quality of life I possibly can. These conditions are lifetime conditions that we have already seen how most of them just get worse and worse on a daily basis, but with the proper doctors help, we have just learned how to cope and live with pain and discomfort for the rest of his life. I signed him up for golf lessons and he does his best to enjoy it, along with other events that involve veterans, but then again the demons that he has to battle due to his PTSD, make him change his mind, and there are just some days that he doesn’t feel like participating in anything at all because of constant pain and difficulty to move around. We have two small children that are very active and that everyday ask themselves why we can do things with them, and that breaks my heart because I would love to do a lot of things with them, but between appointments, therapies and house chores my day is up and I do not even realize the day ended. At the end of the day, we try to be a normal family and as my husband’s caregiver and head of the house I just give my best and make sure things happen for my entire family. Both of my children have been asking us for over 4 years why all their friends can go on the Disney Cruise and have fun with their family and we haven't been to one yet? I always have to tell them that mommy has to take care of daddy and them and that our money is compromised so that we can pay for the home we live in, our food, our utilities and our car." Please help us make this wish come true for the Lopez family and their two young kids, Karelis(female, 8) and Gabby (male, 11)! **Each story that Brat Pack 11 raises money for has been vetted and chosen individually by our Board Members**

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