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T.J.s building fund for disabled family and long time friend

Organized by: Tammy Hager

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Hi my name is Tammy I understand that everyone could use a little help but please take a few moments to understand our situation (every dollar will make a difference.) We bought 5 acres several years ago never once did it cross our minds that our health would go down so fast. We have been through many wild fires very close tornadoes on one of the days the wind was actually blowing so hard that it tore off most of our roof one year but we all survived and that was all that mattered. We replaced our home with one that needed lots of work but at least we had a roof over our heads. My husband Wayne was a semi truck driver for years but he was in a truck wreck. The wreck messed up his back he pushed himself for several years. Finally he gave in and applied for his disability. After going through the testing for social security he was found disabled the first time. Then about seven years ago he had a massive heart attack which left him very limited on his ability to be on his feet for very long at a time. He has also lost most of his muscle tone. If he tries to do anything he ends up sore and so wore out for days. Like I said my name is Tammy several years ago I started complaining to my doctor about pain in my feet and I was having numbness in my hands so bad that I was dropping things like my coffee. They ran a few test then just blew it off. Well three years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes and every since then my quality of life has gone downhill. I have also been diagnosed with P.T.S.D & SEVER neuropathy . There are so many times I lay in bed crying because my feet hurt so bad I can't even let the sheet touch them. A few months ago (thanks to Facebook)my husband was reunited with his best friend of over fifty years. Within the first few conversations with Danny we found out that he was in a wheelchair permanently from what we thought was a stroke. We also found out that he was being passed around like a rag doll by people that weren't taking care of his personal needs like he needed them to do. Danny has had diabetes every since he was six years old so everyone knows how important it was for him to take care of any and all sores.Danny was really complaining about his feet and how much they were hurting. When we learned of Danny's situation we knew instantly that we had to do something to help him. After a long discussion Wayne and I told Danny to get his stuff together we were coming after him in a few days Four days later we drove over one hundred miles in our old truck. When we got Danny home one of the first things i did was check on his feet OMG I almost got sick his big toe was so infected I was totally surprised I was able to save it. There were like six bad sores but his big toe was the worst by far. I managed to keep the sores clean and doctored until we could get him into a new doctor. Danny is a very special person in my life about twenty six years ago he introduced me to my husband Wayne if he wouldn't have there's no telling which direction my life would have gone. I feel like I owe him every bit of happiness I have enjoyed for so many years. Danny has always worked hard and been very independent he raised four kids on his own . Now he still wants to be as independent as he can. He says he is happy here but i know he feels like he's lost a lot of his independence so what we would like to do is build a house for us with an apartment size attached to ours. So he has his independence. And we are always close enough just in case he needs our help. And lets all be real here he's just getting older and he's always going to need someone. If you find the generosity in your hearts to help us I will keep everyone updated as to how close we are to our goal. Not only that I will keep you updated on the housing project. Thank each and every one of you and may god bless you as much as you deserve

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