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January 29, 2005

A Marine needs help

From the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms:

A Marine veteran recently returned in September from a successful combat tour in Iraq only to begin a battle for his own life in the United States.

Lance Cpl. Christopher R. LeBleu, a native of Lake Charles, La., is currently in very critical condition in Loma Linda University Hospital, Calif., for an unexplained complete liver failure.

The Marine came back Sept. 9, 2004, from Iraq where he conducted support and stabilization operations as a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The month after his return to the United States, he married his hometown sweetheart, Melany.

The 22-year-old is not expected to last past than the next 48 hours. He may recover if a complete, not partial, liver donor is found. A complete liver donation has to come from a deceased donor.

A liver donor is desperately needed to save LeBleu. Julie Smith, LLUH public affairs, said that the donor must have a matching blood type. LeBleu is O –positive.

If you believe you know of someone who could be a donor, we urge you to contact the transplant donor network immediately at 1-800-338-6112 or via the Web site http://www.llu.edu/llumc.

Please help spread the word.

Posted by Deb at January 29, 2005 03:21 PM

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Good news for this young Marine!

Posted by: GruntDoc at January 31, 2005 03:57 AM

I just read this Marine received a new liver.YES...Thank god.
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers continue for his complete recovery.

Posted by: Cathy at January 31, 2005 08:24 AM

I just read he received the transplant also. Miracles do happen for one, while another loss is severly felt. Good luck to this Marine! One thoughtful person looked ahead. Think about this.

Posted by: Sandy A at January 31, 2005 10:51 PM

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