Listen to Navy EOD wife, Lindsey Stacy, talk about her life as a caregiver and give insight into her daily life managing a household of six. Lindsey is married to Kenton Stacy, a highly decorated Navy Senior Chief EOD Technician, who holds two bronze stars and a purple heart. They have four children together and currently reside in San Diego, California. The couple grew up in Greenville, Ohio, and were high school sweethearts.
On November 9, 2017, towards the end of Kenton’s fourth combat deployment, he was struck by an IED while clearing a hospital in Syria. The IED detonated and forever changed their lives. Kenton had to fight for his life and was resuscitated four times after the blast. He lost six inches of his trachea and 42 pints of blood. The IED penetrated through his neck and out his spine leaving him a quadriplegic. The shrapnel has left Kenton blind in his left eye, and his voice box and vocal cords were so damaged he can’t produce a voice and relies on his wife to read his lips.
Kenton remains strong and still manages to smile every day. Kenton cognitively is all there and can remember everything prior to the blast going off. This last year has been the hardest year for the family, and even more so for Kenton.
Lindsey is a survivor and has had the opportunity to travel to 12 countries in her life. Before becoming a full-time caregiver, she studied travel and tourism, and interned at Walt Disney World, which holds a special place in her heart. Lindsey knows the road will continue to be difficult but is grateful to have her husband alive.
They will be celebrating his “Alive Day” On November 9, 2019 with the 2019 STACY STRONG 5K to help raise funds for the ever growing expensive to take care of Kenton. To register and find out more information click here https://www.classy.org/event/2019-stacy-strong-5k/e234450
Read a background of their story here https://www.stripes.com/news/us/a-bomb-blast-a-phone-call-and-a-navy-family-forever-changed-1.588483/kenton-stacy-1.588485