To Those Who Care:
Back in 2003 I herniated a couple discs during the take over of Iraq. Over the last decade, my condition has become extremely severe (7 herniated discs, along other complications). As of August of 2012 I have been wheel chair bound. Due to my condition, I am never supposed to walk again. I have never taken, "No," for an answer my whole life, I refuse to be wheel chair bound the rest of my life. I just turned 30 and believe there is a better life for me out there if I can just get past this situation.
Unfortunately the apartment I was staying in (back in July 2012) would not make an accommodation to my wheel chair (lived on 3rd fl no working elevator/chair lift). Because of this apartment & not having family in MN to stay with, I have been forced into homelessness. I have been raising money each month to help with staying in a hotel/ or somewhere I can rent until social security comes through or other pending benefits are approved.
This online fundrasier is to assist in raising money to help with Quality of Life issues I am having as a result of this situation. My goal is to be walking 5 - 8 hours within the next year. I was never supposed to walk again but I am slowly getting my walk back on :) It is difficult but I will get through this with everyone’s unconditional love and support. I wouldn’t be getting better if it weren’t for the health protocols & technology available at the Ultimate Wellness Center in Minnetonka, MN. It is because of the care I receive at this facility (for free: Veteran Pain Program) that I am able to walk when I was supposed to be wheel chair bound the rest of my life. I will be setting up a non-profit organization to help Veterans with all (heart, mind, body, soul & spirit) Quality of Life Issues. Once it is official, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.
Between all these issues, my health and attempts to heal myself with proper care… it is difficult to get all these things cared for and attended to as they so deserve. I am doing the best I can but this is a lot to take on. I’d like to get walking but the housing issue is annoying because of this wheel chair. If I could find a home or stay in a nice apartment until we can find a good home to stay in, that would be the most ideal for me. Please, any help would be extremely appreciated. I truly have exhausted what is available to me at the moment (Federally, State Wise & private non-profit organizations). I have researched, data-mined and have applied to many other resources, but I am in a weird time period of approval of other benefits that will help me finanically in the near future but I have no saftey net as I did not intend on being in this wheel chair at 29. I love you all and you know I wouldn't have set this up if I didn't need it. Thank you so much for understanding...any small amount will help.
I am truly grateful for all the help thus far... Thank You so much for believing in this soldier!
Lots of Peace, Love & Hugs
<3 Ur Gurl Janna <3