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This fundraiser ended on 08/14/12

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The Family and Friends of Sergeant First Class Welintukonis are united to raise money to aid in his family to be by his side.

I’m the former Company Commander of SFC Micah Welintukonis aka "Konis" (US Army) and he informed me that he was severely wounded during a battle with insurgents in Afghanistan. I've spoken to SFC Konis and his wife Camilla and they are currently going through a financial hardship due to these circumstances and need some assistance. Currently, SFC Konis is at Walter Reed Medical Center and has undergone 6 surgeries to fix damage sustained to his colon, small & large intestine, pancreas, bowels and lungs. Additionally, he has undergone 2 reconstructive surgeries to his arm to include titanium plating. Lastly, he has suffered Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of an explosion. SFC Konis and his wife Camilla reside in Connecticut and Camilla is currently commuting back and forth to Walter Reed Medical Facility in Maryland while juggling being 4 months pregnant and their 2 children ages 5 and 7. As a result, Camilla had to take an unpaid leave of absence from her employer to visit with SFC Konis and help him through this tough time. The family needs both of their incomes to continue to pay their bills, however she needs to be with her husband to support him through his recuperation and rehabilitation. I’m hoping that people can assist with any donation that they could spare. The family has enough obstacles to overcome and your support and donations would be greatly appreciated.
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