There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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You've come a loooong way, Spicoli! We are impressed! Ha!
During a recent dinner party at his house, Sean Penn sat down with one of his friend's dates, who happened to be an Iraq war veteran.
The vet opened up to Sean about his massive medical bills, and the actor/activist listened intently and took him very seriously.
"Sean really took an interest in this guy and was hanging on his every word. He became the guest of honor, really."
The vet told Sean that he currently owes approximately $15,000 in medical expenses from treatments for the following injuries that he sustained during the war:
"[A] broken tailbone, two broken ankles, and problems with his eyesight."
After hearing all of this, Sean left the room, and returned with a $15K check!!!
More from a source on the vet's reaction:
"The guy was in total shock! He didn’t know what to say and he started to tear up. He felt awkward accepting it and tried to give it back to Sean, but Sean refused. He actually went out of his way to make sure the guy felt comfortable accepting it. It was really sweet!"
Thank you for being so selfless, Sean! You're an inspiration to us all!
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