Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published March 25, 2022
When Staff Sgt. Juan Olmedo reported to Fort Gordon, the last place he expected to wind up calling “home” was the Fisher House. The Rosamond, California native, was training to become an information technology specialist as an Army National Guardsman when he fell ill back in late November. The diagnosis: meningitis.
“The doctor ended up noticing there was something wrong with me neurologically, so he rushed me over to Eisenhower, and at Eisenhower, I became non-responsive,” Olmedo said. “After CT scans and everything else, they found out my brain was swelling, so they rushed me to Augusta University.”