Sgt. Tyler Andrews is finally able to talk. After losing an arm and a leg in Kabal, this powerlifter is back in the US recovering.
American Military News writes:
Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler Andrews lost his right arm and his left leg in the August 26 ISIS suicide bomb blast that killed 13 U.S. service members and injured dozens more during the evacuation from Kabul, Afghanistan. Andrews has been hospitalized since the attack nearly two months ago and spoke out for the first time this week.
In a statement shared with the Facebook page Warfighter Overwatch, Andrews said, “Let me start by saying that these past almost 2 months have indeed been hard. I have been trying to figure out what I want to say and how to say it. The outpouring of support from friends, family, organizations, and even just complete strangers has been unreal. I won’t ever be able to thank everyone enough, but still, thank you.”
On Facebook, Warfighter Overwatch reports on Sgt. Andrews as well:
Warfighter Overwatch shared information about efforts to help Sgt. Andrews:
Sgt. Andrews has gone through multiple surgeries since being attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabal.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up for Andrews with the goal to cover any medical expenses not covered by the U.S. military and “any lodging or logistical requirements for Tyler and his family for the duration of his healing process, for the best rehabilitation and prosthetics we can get him, and for the overall care of him and his families in any monitory fashion.” As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $350,000 for Andrews.