FOX San Antonio
BY EMILY BAUCUM
FEBRUARY 8TH 2016
"At Fort Hood, they were doing a live round training mission for combat. A storm came out of nowhere and he was struck by lightning right in the forehead," Laura says. "He took a direct hit to the head and it went all the way through his body, grounding out as he was running."SAN ANTONIO - A veteran who served our country hopes you'll open your heart to him. First Lieutenant Garrett Spears was seriously injured in a lightning strike at Fort Hood. His family showed us his journey, and what you can do to help. "Ready? Let's see what you got," mother Laura Spears says as she shows Garrett a deck of cards.
Life is a lot like poker: you play the hand you're dealt. It's a lesson the Spears family learned all too well. "My Harry Potter over here," Laura jokes as they play. Humor has helped the family persevere through a struggle that began a little more than two years ago when Garrett was a chemical corps officer in the U.S. Army. read more here