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School honors veteran Sean Brown, gives gift for wife in coma

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An East Texas intermediate school put on a community program today to honor veterans.

One of them, Sean Brown, the husband waiting for his wife to come out of a coma after she delivered a baby boy. Their story has gone national as "Bringing Home the Browns".

Weldon Intermediate students in Gladewater waved their flags for freedom, freedom that didn't come free.

"Our whole goal was to make sure that we gave our community an opportunity to acknowledge our veterans and the service they give to us," said Weldon School Principal Shirley Rowe.

Students took special time to honor veteran Sean Brown. Brown came home from Afghanistan after his wife went into a coma while 34 weeks pregnant. While baby John is healthy and safe, his mother, Heather Brown, remains in a coma.

"Dear Mr. Brown, I'm so glad you came home from Afghanistan to take care of your baby. And thank you for fighting for our country. Without soldiers like you today, our country would not be the beautiful place it is today," read one intermediate-age student.

"I never really expected it to go this far, for the community to just fall in love with my family. We're fairly private people, and for them to take us into their homes, it means a lot to me," said Sean Brown.

Students showed hope for the Brown family through poetry, songs, and letters.

"I would like to tell Sean that I love him and she's going to get better, and baby John is so adorable," said student Abby Townsend.

The children raised pennies throughout the week, and presented Sean with $200.

"They had leadership to guide them, but it was important to them that we acknowledged and did something for that family," said Rowe.

Sean Brown says even though his wife remains in a coma, doctors at her new hospital in Shreveport are hopeful and remain optimistic for her recovery.

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