January 7, 2015

Nick Cargill - an American Soldier needs our prayers

Army Specialist Fourth Class Nick Cargill, age 24, is in a coma in a hospital in Modesto, California.

He has gone through brain surgery and has a broken neck, broken scapula, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He is on life support. 

Nick Cargill
Nick needs our prayers.

Nick was on leave for the Christmas holidays. He came home on December 20, 2014, to Manteca, California, for two weeks before he was scheduled to return to active duty. He wanted to spend some time with his family.

Nick went out on New Year's Eve to see family and friends. He had not been drinking and was driving home at about 2:00 a.m. He was at an intersection less than two miles from home. As he proceeded through he was struck by a truck which ran through the stop sign. Nick was trapped inside his car. He was rescued and taken to a medical center where he went into a coma from his injuries.

The driver of the truck that struck Nick is Edgar Carillo, also age 24. It is alleged that he was drunk at the time of the collision. He has been charged with felony DUI and was released on bail.

Nick Cargill enlisted in the Army in 2009 and served two tours of duty in Iraq. He was supposed to have returned to active duty a couple of days ago to prepare for a third overseas tour, this time to Afghanistan.

Nick's family members are devastated by this tragic accident. They have stated that
Rafael, Archangel of Healing,
pray for Nick
Nick loves the Army and wanted to spend at least the next decade serving with the military.

Nick's family always worry about his safety when he is overseas and are disturbed and angry that he would be so horribly injured due to a drunk driving incident on his home turf.

An account has been set up for those who wish to donate to help the family with expenses not covered by the military.

Advice To All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Pray for Nick's recovery. Pray that he lives and that he comes out of this without brain damage.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. Amen.

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