On October 15, 2004, Lisa Schuster got the call every military mom dreads: her son had been wounded in action. Matthew Drake had been in Iraq only thirty-four days, on his first deployment with the U.S. Army, when the vehicle he was driving was blown up by a suicide car bomber. Three other servicemen died in the explosion. Matthew was still in a coma when his mother first saw him in a German hospital—burned and broken, with so much damage to his brain that even if he lived, he might never wake up again.

Matthew Drake and Lisa Schuster shared their story of hope and determination. On the front lines of his fight from the start has been his mother, Lisa Schuster, who wrote a book Just As He Is Right Now about their story.

The lecture was part of Lourdes University's Lifelong Learning Monthly Lecture Series. The series aims to bring outstanding speakers to our community.

Knowledge Stream is made possible by a generous gift provided by the Appold Family Charitable Fund.