Our 21 yr old son, Cpl Craig Maddy USMC is in Critical Condition after being shot near Palms Springs CA on Dec 6th, 2012. Craig is currently in ICU at the Naval Med Center in San Diego fighting for his life.
Craig had just returned from deployment in Afghanistan where he served as a machine gunner on a Humvee and participated in over 300 combat missions. We thought he was "home safe" when he returned in October.
Craig and some buddies were out celebrating a birthday when they unknowingly found themselves in a local gang hang out. After a couple of fist fights, Craig and his friends were fleeing when they were chased down in the night and had their car fired on over a dozen times!
Please pray for our son's recovery and share his tragic story with as many people as you can. We want to help Craig’s recovery and get out the message that there's a cancer amongst our youth. Americans have carried guns for hundreds of years, but it's only been in the last generation where opening fire on a car full of unarmed boys has become common place.
Craig is currently in Critical Condition after being airlifted from Palms Springs CA to the ICU at the Navel Med Center in San Diego. Craig’s condition continues to improve daily, he has overcome pneumonia and is off the ventilator and breathing well on his own. He looks strong and is down to just a few medications.
In addition to the world class medical care Craig’s receiving, mom and dad are assisting with daily physical therapy, grooming and providing all the love and support we can gather.
We want to thank everyone around the world for all the prayers and out pouring of love and concern. We have NO DOUBT that your prayers have helped save Craig’s life. Thank you Lord!
Craig is the All-American boy. In addition to playing the guitar, Craig was always active in sports; rollerblading, playing soccer, football and lettered in baseball in high school.
An outgoing, responsible and charismatic young man, Craig is confident without being arrogant. Craig is a young man who holds himself to the highest standards of personal accountability.
Mom has experienced Craig’s charisma when walking through Craig’s high school and having students stop her and declare; “You Craig’s mom? Craig’s the Man!”
The summer after high school Craig’s grandmother experienced the same phenomenon in Rome where after a night on the town, all day people would come up to Craig on the streets and greet him like an old friend.
In his special way Craig has touched countless people and smashed stereotypes of the “Typical American Teenager”.