Dimes for My Dad
Organized by: Michael A
(My Mom is helping me write so I can make this look ok and tell everybody about the problems we are having. There is only the three of us. All my Dad's relatives are dead. Mom has a tiny family and they live in another Country and they don't have any extra money.)
I am almost 11. My Dad is so sad. I never see my Dad cry. I asked him what I can do to help. He told me 'nothing'. He said he is suppossed to help me, not the other way. My Dad is real old fashioned that way. He told me that when he was a kid, the man in the family took care of everybody else first. If there was anything left over, then the Dad got that. Dad said that once upon a time, everybody seemed to look out for everybody else and when they didn't, the Government would help.
Now, my Dad said it is the opposite. And worse of all, the Government hurts people who have done nothing wrong except try to follow the rules. And then when he tries to find out what to do to fix the problems, there is no one to talk to. Just bad news letters like from Social Security that no one even signs.
My Dad is so old school, when he got hurt in Vietnam war, he never applied for anything. Just got home and went to work where he could. He said some really bad stuff happened and it affected him and he has been working on it forever. He said because of it, he gets good jobs but cant keep them for more than a year or two.
About 5 years ago, he had a real big problem and even though he was doing a really AWESOME job at work, his boss didn't like him and he got fired and went to the Social Security office and got Disability. Mom was not working and Dad said I would get some money every month from the Government to help pay for the house and food and school stuff.
Dad said he followed all the rules and when he got a new job he told the Government. They never returned any of his calls or letters. Then one day, he gets a bill for almost $50,000 demanding a return of all the disability money from us for the last 2 years. I never seen my Dad so heartbroken. I am really sad to. Dad says that he has to cut out a lot of my Cub Scout stuff and that Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be really hard cause he can't get me what i want like a robot construction set for science class at school. It really hurts. And now my Dad and Mom are fighting again all the time and it makes me more sad and I don't know what to do to help so I talked with my friends at school and they said there was a way to get nice people to help on the internet.
So, my Dad needs help to fight the Government and then to pay for getting some help for his disability so he can get another good job and maybe have some peace in his life for like the first time ever. I LOVE MY DAD. If you met him, you would love him too. I want to help my Dad and I only have my Christmas money from last year. I told my Dad I could start a Minecraft server and make like $100 a month, but Dad said it would cost $100 a month to start the server and run it. So, PLEASE can you help? There must be 50000 people with an extra $1 someplace. My Dad spent a lot of money helping other people. Now he needs help. We don;t have anybody else except YOU.