Terminally-ill Navy veteran is heading home

Posted at 11:57 AM, Apr 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-24 11:58:14-04

CINCINNATI -- A dying Navy veteran will be able to spend his final days among family thanks to the help of gracious strangers.

WCPO brought you the story of Harold Morgan, a terminally-ill Navy veteran hospitalized in Alabama. His family -- Westwood natives -- was trying to raise $6,000 to pay for a medical ambulance to drive him home so he could get hospice care at the VA Hospital here surrounded by his family.


Hundreds of you shared on social media, and that's where a special connection was made that found a way to bring him home.

First Care Ambulance Service, located in Woodlawn, stepped up to take the long trip to bring Morgan home for free.

The ambulance left at 8 a.m.  Sunday to pick up Morgan in Mobile, Alabama. The trip will take roughly 10.5 hours.

Morgan's family said his cancer is so progressive that he's paralyzed and cannot speak. He has a hospice bed waiting for him at the VA hospital.

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