Thursday, February 5, 2009
While at Fort Leavenworth on Tuesday, I became acquainted with the story of this little soldier, Evan Pirtle. Evan is a patient at the Shriner's Hospital in Memphis and loves soldiers. When the guys at the Command and General Staff College were made aware of his situation, they began a relationship with him that is truly amazing. Yesterday, I spoke on the phone with Evan's mother and she just wants America to know how much the military has done for her little boy and what big hearts they have. Tomorrow morning, Evan and his mom, Rachel, will join me on Topeka Talks. Join us at 9 a.m., and in the meantime, visit Evan and sign his guestbook at caringbridge.org/visit/evanpertile. This photo shows Evan happily wearing the uniform sent to him by Col. Bob Burns. Bob and Ed Kennedy told me about Evan and Rachel could not say enough about the generosity of these two men.