It is, perhaps, part of a military wife’s existence to hope she never receives that phone call. For Laura Browning Grant, however, that dreaded call came on March 17, 2017. But it wasn’t from an overseas deployment. In fact, her Navy SEAL husband, Jonathan Neal Grant, had been in a serious car crash in North Carolina. And he was in a coma fighting for his life.
Laura, a 32-year-old Pilates instructor, married Jonathan in April 2012. But just weeks before their fifth wedding anniversary, Laura received a devastating phone call from a nurse working in the ER. It seemed that her husband had been involved in a car crash and, as a result, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Jonny, as he is also known, was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, serving as a combat medic instructor. On March 17, 2017, the then 35-year-old was en route to downtown Raleigh to offer medical assistance at a fire. And he was seated in the passenger seat when the driver lost control of the vehicle.