SFC Sean Gittens
Mission Accomplished on August 18, 2012
Army SFC Sean Gittens was left paralyzed and unable to speak or communicate as a result of a battle related traumatic brain injury. Deployed for the third time in his career, SFC Gittens suffered multiple concussive traumas throughout his year-long deployment to Iraq from April 2007-April 2008. Upon returning home, suffering from headaches and other head-injury related symptoms, SFC Gittens suffered an aneurism in his brain and a subsequent stroke which left him paralyzed and non-communicative.
Treated at multiple hospitals, both military and civilian, SFC Gittens now receives care from trained medical personnel in his home. SFC Gittens and his wife Sharon have four children and they enjoy spending time together as a family. Prior to his injuries Sean enjoyed basketball, swimming and music. He also loved playing games with his family.
Praying for a miracle, Sharon says the entire family enjoys including Sean in their activities whenever possible, and continues to participate in the things together that he enjoyed before his injury. "Thank you for all that you do to support our men and women who risk their lives for our freedom. The assistance of receiving a specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops will eliminate many of our daily challenges and give Sean the freedom to have access to his entire home...he will be able to interact more with our family." (Sharon Gittens when asked how she expects a Homes for Our Troops home will improve SFC Sean Gittens’ day to day living.)