Bruce McQuain from QandO joined us tonight for another edition of Someone You Should Know. This week, he told us the inspirational story of Marine Sgt. Merlin German,
"More than a year after Sgt. Merlin German nearly died in a roadside bombing in Iraq, his hands burned into nubs and his body in a wheel chair, he resolved to walk into his San Antonio church on his own two feet.
His mother, Lourdes German, who had been “his hands and feet” since that day in February 2005, worried but knew it would be so. “Everything he did, he did himself,” Mrs. German, said. “That parish was just overjoyed. The pastor even stopped preaching to welcome Merlin.”
At this point in the story, you’re saying to yourself,” what a phenomenal young man.” He beat the longest odds you can imagine, did it with courage and grace and, as Dr. Renz said, inspired others during his ordeal.
But that wasn’t enough for Merlin German. The young man who had willed himself out of his wheelchair and onto his feet so he coul