save a family
Organized by: westin floeter
Folks, Im writing this as a man out of hope. I served in the United States Army Infantry for six and a half years, fighting in Iraq in 2006. Injuries sustained in combat caused me to be medically retired in 2012, and since my transition, life has been struggle after struggle. I suffer from chronic pain caused by nerve damage beneath my ribcage, PTSD, (which has proven to be the most difficult challenge of all) and TBI. The combination of mental struggles and physical limitatioms have made steady employment challenging, and admitting that I am struggling has been the hardest challenge of all. I am married with two beautiful children, and do my best to keep my struggle internal. The company I worked for recently went out of business, and shortly thereafter i was hospitalized with meningitis. The resulting migranes are worsened by my preexisting condition. I have watched my family struggle, suffer, and yet remain together during these tough times, but i do not know how much more i can take. Recently, while returning from a job interview, i was hit by a teen who was racing in the lane next to mine. This totalled our only car, and our only hope to commute between any job i might land. To add a "cherry on top," instead of staying to help or provide insurance information, he fled the scene of the accident... the deductable is far too much for us to afford while living on nothing as it is, and we are unsure how we will recover, short of a miracle. Needless to say, i do not have much left to keep me going, other than my little family and my stubborn resolve. We need an angel. We need help. With all of the causes floating around the web today, i know that this will be read and passed by many times. But i hope someone who believes in karma is touched by thissimple message, and no matter how much, rallies behind us. I broke my body and my mind for this country. Please help keep me from losing our home, my family, and my smile.