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June 26, 2012
Spartanburg, South Carolina
My name is Cynthia Jones and I am the grandmother of Brianna Shirley. She is 11 years old and she was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and autism with aspergers tendencies. She is legally blind & has limited vision in her left eye only. She is outgoing and is the opposite of what most children born like her are. She is a huge Zac Brown fan, she's been to 2 concerts in Greenville, SC to see them and wanted to meet them, but we never could make it happen.
February 17, 2012
Spc. Cogswell, who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, is currently stationed in Hawaii with the 57th Military Police Company, 8th MP Brigade at Schofield Barracks. They have 3 daughters, one of which, Cadence, was sadly stricken with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Septo Optic Dysplasia that is causing her to go blind. The doctors are predicting that she will likely have no vision this time next year.
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