Cronin Maxwell Represents Navy Veteran vs. Naval Hospital Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It was a supposed to be a routine colonoscopy/endoscopy, but the outcome was anything but routine. The wife of a retired Navy veteran says what happened to her husband at Naval Hospital Jacksonville has left him in a condition she never imagined.
Shon Hollis is just 47 years old, but for the past four months the retired Navy Chief Petty Officer has been bed bound.
“It’s basically a persistent vegetative state. He has movement, but it’s involuntary. He opens his eyes. He looks around, just waiting for a connection, just waiting for something to change,” explains Shon’s wife, Christina Hollis.
Instead of enjoying being a new grandfather, Christina says her husband of 18 years, the father of three, has had his life abruptly stop.
“They put a hold on a family. Everything has stopped. I no longer work. I lost my employment because I don’t leave him because he is unable to communicate, so I’m his voice. I’m with him everyday.”