Remember this story on OneMarinesView??

IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2006/08/it_only_takes_o.html#comments

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Or maybe this story????

IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE(Aug 26 post update)

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We have an update. Its easy to read these stories but its when somone decides to help and make a difference in some one elses life, thats what America is about. Can you make a differenc? Read below for an update!

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick update on Bryan and the kids, many of you have been emailing and asking how they are doing. I am so sorry I haven’t been able to get back with you, the computer wasn’t hooked up after the move and then it has been so busy! The kids are doing great in school… they sure keep you on the move with swimming lessons, Girl Scouts, and every day life! Samantha and Jacob had to dress as Indian’s or Pilgrims for a class project the day before Thanksgiving. They chose to be Indian’s with the hair in braids, moccasins, and Indian outfits. They were adorable. Chelsie is getting ready for the school Christmas program, she will be in on Dec. 7th. She is a "dancer" and she is so excited about it. They are a little nervous about being told they have to go to

Louisiana

by the courts to spend Christmas with their mother. We are all hoping that somehow prayers are answered and they don’t have to go.

Bryan got a new job and we thought things were finally going right for him, he got a new job with the post office… and he knew he wasn’t allowed to miss any days with in the first 90 days… he explained that he had no choice, he had to go to get his children after being called by children’s services there in Louisiana, and he had already told them about the hearing on the 24th when he started… well, a few days before he had his 90 days in, they told him he was being let go. I can’t believe this is happening right before Christmas. I keep telling him that somehow this will all work out.

He was feeling pretty desperate… wondering how he was going to support his kids. He checked into going back into the Army… he is now told that he can’t do that either now, because he has dependent children and he is not married. He is appealing the decision with the post office, hopefully they will change their minds.

What I am asking for is some prayers… please just say a few extra prayers asking that things finally start working for him. I know they say God will never give you more than you can handle, but I am really feeling we are almost at our limit. I take a deep breath and try and stay upbeat for him,…and the kids, they just think we have it all figured out… I just hope we can keep it going.

Thank you again to all of you… we have so much to be thankful for and truly do feel so blessed. May you all have a wonderfully special holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a safe and blessed New Year. I promise, will try and do better on answering emails and updates.

Love, Char 

Comments

  1. It makes me so sad to read of such struggles for this family. The post office is part of our very own government, and why on earth would they treat this American warrior with such disregard? Yes, there are rules, but are there not exceptions to every rule? Why does everything seem to have to be so black and white? Why does this poor father trying to do the best for his kids have to fight so hard? Why do these innocent children have to suffer so needlessly? I can tell you one thing that is clear, this man is showing all just what a real dad is. I pray that somehow, someone reads the Major’s blog and offers this man a chance at a happy life with his kids, one that they so deserve.

  2. What a hero! Wish we had an email for his supervisor at the PO. We could put our 2 cents in about how we feel about the spirit of Christmas and “giving”(second chances)is better than “recieving”. . .Bet Bryan would end up being their best employee! His children will surely give him the strength to get through all of this. God Bless him & his great family!

  3. He’s still in Ohio?
    I know there are a few bloggers that live in Ohio, but I don’t know how close he is to them nor whether they can give him any help. Maybe someone will step up.
    I’ll keep him and his family in my prayers. I hope he can find a good stable job to provide for his kids.

  4. I know it has been discussed before but what specifically can we do? I don’t have lots of money and no clout with the court system but I don’t live very far away and would love to help. Do they need things for x-mas? Anything specific that a person such as me can do? I’m willing to do anything to help their family.

  5. It is sad to hear about all of the struggles Bryan is going through. I’m not feeling particularly proud of some of my fellow Ohioans who are, without a doubt, in the position to help him out. If I lived closer to Bryan, you can bet I’d help in any way that is needed. But, he lives a few hours away.
    I already spoke to my congressman about Bryan during a Town Hall meeting back in Sept. He knew who Bryan’s congressman was and promised to get in touch. He also said he would look into some of these problematic issues that some of our returning troops face.
    Perhaps I should make a phone call.

  6. How in the hell can the post office let him go when the one in Roanoke, Texas can’t get rid of the woman who has been mis-sorting mail and screwing things up for years!!! She is a total frack-up. Somebody’s ass needs to roll for this one. Hmmm, I’ll be writing the Postmaster and my Senators. This really pisses me off!
    Sam
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  7. Some of the One Marine’s View readers and AnySoldier supporters have started a little “Secret Santa” effort for this family.
    Please contact me directly at this email bj3672@yahoo.com
    if you would like information on where to send a letter of support about Bryan’s Post Office job being reinstated for him, or to join the Santa effort for the children!
    Thanks All!

  8. GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS ,HE WILL SEE TO THAT BRYAN AND HIS CHILDREN WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF.
    IN THREE WORDS..
    KEEP THE FAITH.

  9. I just want to say a huge thank you to EVERYONE who is helping make this holiday happen for Bryan and his kids and for all of the prayers, and letter writing also. Congressman Tim Ryan’s office in Ohio is also assisting with this, hopefully something can be done… and soon. You all hold a very special place in our hearts and wish all of you the best holiday season ever. Thank you again.
    Love, Char

  10. CHAR, YOU TELL BRYAN HE HAS A TON OF BACK UP.I DONT THINK ANY ONE OUT THERE ON THIS SITE WILL ARGUE WITH ME.IF I HAD HIS ADDRESS I WILL SEND HIS KIDS AND HIM SOMTHING FOR CHRISTMAS, MAY BE LATE BUT IT WILL BE THERE.

  11. Big Bro Jim, there is an address where gift cards, checks, or I would guess even packages can be sent.
    Fluharty Family Support
    P O Box 245
    Newton Falls Ohio 44444-0245
    Hope that Congressman can help Bryan get his job back. No wonder postal workers go off the deep end if they get treated like this routinely!

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