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Organized by: Sharon Vigue

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THE STORY:

My Name is Sharon V. I'm writing this from a Half-way house in FL. The story of how I got here is an interesting one. I was living in VA, where I had a job, an apartment, a dog and some friends around. Sounds like a pretty normal normal life, right? Except I'm an alcoholic. I have struggled with clinical depression, anxiety, and PTSD for years now. I deployed several times, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, three deployments on a ship, and most recently, Afghanistan. I decided to get out because my issues had become more severe and I thought staying in one place would make me happy. But, it didn't. I tried to get sober on my own, but I needed more. On Veteran's Day of 2015, I was gut-wrenchingly depressed, to the point of no return when my sister found a treatment center I could get a scholarship for. I went for 54 days where I detoxed, was sent out for more intense treatment, and finally graduated successfully. I had no where to go. I was unable to pay my rent, I had bills that were due, and I had no one I could stay with. So, I researched Half-way houses in nearby Fort Myers. I found one, and have been here since I left treatment. I am a couple months sober now, and my present to myself at 6 months sober wants to be a home to live in. The problem is, I don't know how I'm going to do that. That is why I'm reaching out for help. I didn't want to ask, but I remember what my sister said " Don't you think not asking for help is what got you here?" And I had to agree. Thank you for taking time to read this.

$550

 

6% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Rafael

    $50

  • Kim Ford

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erin Dunn

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom and Nora Duncan

    $50

  • Earl Jelke

    $100

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Organized by

Sharon Vigue

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Earl Jelke

Earl Jelke

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tom and Nora Duncan

Tom and Nora Duncan

DONATION: $50

I have a place in Sebring,Florida. Very small eff. apt.You can have the First 3 months free.You can have it after March 22. Good Luck and thank you for your service. Your friend Tom and Nora Duncan 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Vig! Glad to see you're starting to get back on your feet. You're still the smartest corpsman I know. stay sober and keep charging ahead! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Erin Dunn

Erin Dunn

DONATION: $100

Love you, and know that you can get past everything! Focus on you! You are an amazing person Sharon! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

God and I love you! 3 years ago

Kim Ford

Kim Ford

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rafael

Rafael

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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