Eddie Ryan looks up at his mother, Angela, while she asks him how he feels Saturday morning at vacation home in Lake George Village. "His doctor at the V.A. hospital in Albany hasn't even seen Eddie in person," says Angela Ryan, Eddie's mother. "The first few years after a traumatic brain injury are the most crucial." Eddie Ryan is a United States Marines sniper sergeant from Ellenville, NY who was shot twice in the head during a friendly fire incident while in combat in Husaybah, Iraq in 2005.