Marine Stands Guard at Hospital Room of Dying Boy

Marine Stands Guard at Hospital Room of Dying Boy

September 12, 2016

Marine Stands Guard at Hospital Room of Dying Boy

Cody Green was an amazingly brave young boy who always admired the U.S. Marines. From a very young age he became fascinated with the Marines and their admirable bravery.

Cody was barley two years old when he was initially diagnosed with leukemia. When he reached the age of 12, he had beaten leukemia three times. The story of his strong fight against cancer circled and many marines became inspired by the young boy's many victories against the harsh disease.

The marines proudly made Cody an honorary marine.

Even though Cody had beaten cancer three times, the chemotherapy from his countless treatments broke down his immune system.

Young Cody passed away last weekend after a fungus attacked his brain.

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The night he passed away, local Marine Mark Dolfini, stood guard outside of his hospital room throughout the entire night.

A close family friend, Keristen Ford, knew Cody well. She admits he was incredibly smart and determined and he never let his illness damper his spirits.

'He was very aware of his illness he knew exactly what medications he was on and what time he should have them,' Ms Ford said. 

'He knew that by him knowing when he had to take his medications and what they were, his mom had to worry less. He was very worried about anyone losing sleep over him".

 

Cody's mother, Tracy Green, was constantly worried about Cody's condition in addition to caring for her four other children. Tracy was also one of the many that were seriously injured after a stage fell on a massive crowd at the Indiana State Fair. From this injury she had to get more than 30 staples in her skull and had steel rods placed in her legs.

 

As she went through recovery, Cody was amazingly caring for his mother. He would even help her wash her hair when she still had difficulty moving.

 

'When I started walking again after the incident, he was so worried about me, saying "you need to keep your feet up Mom! You have to watch your step,"' Mrs Green shared. 

 

'He never complained, he never said "why me?" or "I don't want to do this".

 

 

A memorial service for Cody will be held at Carroll Elementary School this weekend.  The Marines will be giving Cody a full military funeral, full with a color guard, tap, and 21-gun salute.

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5 Responses

MICHAEL MUETZEL
MICHAEL MUETZEL

September 14, 2016

Real superheros don’t often wear tights.

Larry Wall Jr.
Larry Wall Jr.

September 13, 2016

So sorry to hear of Cody’s passing. A young man shouldn’t have to face such a hard battle with life. My son is a Marine at Camp Pendleton just returning from deployment.

Cody no longer suffers and his memories will live on. God bless the family in their time of need.

Larry Wall Jr.

Robert Cates
Robert Cates

September 13, 2016

Rest easy Marine. Even though you were just a child, I consider you a little vet, just as much as I. My pryers are with you and your famly.

Beverly Robb
Beverly Robb

September 12, 2016

Semper Fi Marine Cody.

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

September 12, 2016

God love this brave little man. And as for the Marine who guarded him…Marines do what has to be done…….

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