greetings everyone. thank you for reading. the photo is by patrick lundquist. it’s titled "faith". i’m taking that leap, living it now.
i am an army veteran, vietnam era. november of 2006 i had a catastrophic stroke in my cabin. i fell to the floor and after two and a half days, i was finally rescued. everyone expected me to die, but i fought my way back from total paralysis. among other difficulties, i had lost my swallowing, chewing and speech. i had severe clonus as well as severe recurvatum - a contorted mess. they thought i’d be a vegetable and said i’d never walk again.
well, i did relearn to walk, albeit awkwardly and with a cane, but lost the ability to run. i relearned to swallow, talk ... but never regained fine motor control. i remain semi-paralyzed. my cognition was also affected. i’m "back" just enough to know that i’m not "all here".
i had debt when i had that catastrophe. the smaller debt i resolved, the rest was forgiven due to my severe disability ... except one. and they got a collection against me in 2007. i’ve sent them documentation over and over, pleaded, even my doctor has written them letters, explaining this stress is quite dangerous for me as it could cause another stroke, or a heart attack. they know i am poor, on ssdi, with no worthwhile assets. i don’t even own a home. yet they won’t let it go. they keep adding interest and fees. they intend to pursue this until i pay up or it kills me.
so, i need your help. i need your cash. i need to get this agency off my back without filing bankruptcy - it’s complicated, and you’re near the end of your attention span. lets just say i’m on track to be homeless in a couple of years unless i get this resolved asap.
if 7,000 folks read this and each donate a buck, it’ll be good. please help me before my life ends.
if i receive above and beyond, i am committed to starting a 501(c)3 to help other catastrophically disabled vets who get caught in this same trap. i’ll limit assistance to vets who’ve had judgements hanging around their necks for years with no hope of other resolution. this service does not exist, but is sorely needed because of nasty debt collectors like mine who are indifferent to what fate these poor folks meet. it is paralyzing.
so, i sincerely hope you’ll help with a buck or two. if enough of us donated to a handful of causes, that would resolve at least half of peoples’ financial issues.
thank you for taking the time to read through this and thank you for any contribution, even prayers. love and light to you.