Eric Stinson, a Big Spring High School Graduate, dreamed of joining the military as a soldier in the US Army, and after graduating in the top 15 percent of his class, he as able to make that dream come true. Private Stinson enlisted as Military Police and began basic training on July 16th earlier this year. One week later, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Bone Cancer, and now is fighting for his life.
KBest News reached out to his father, Dan Stinson, who reported that Eric is currently receiving treatment in San Antonio, but noted that his chances for recovery are slim. The plan now is to shuttle him back and forth from Brook Medical in San Antonio and MD Anderson in Houston with the hope that the combined staff can save him.
Dan stated that at this time, they are hoping to receive more donations so that they can continue to keep up with traveling expenses. Dan stated that the doctors that have been working with Eric have been keeping him in good spirits.
According to our news partners at CBS 7, an account to help the Stinson family with medical and traveling expenses has been set up at Citizens Federal Credit Union.
Donations can also be made through a gofundme account that his father has set up: https://www.gofundme.com/us-army-private-stinson-needs-help
(Photo is from the GoFundMe account that has been set up for Eric Stinson by his father, Dan.)