My Name is Josh Price and I have always provided everything needed for my kids and wife. I am trying to raise money for catching up behind bills and get some Christmas for my kids and wife. Here is the reason for needed a little help. I work in a factory for 12 hours on hard concrete and make zipper storage bags and freezer bags. I started at that job in 2009 because my first born son was born in 2007 and we needed a better income, job ,and insurance. And I have been working there for the past 6 years.
My wife had been working at a local Wal Mart for 13 years until she became a stay at home mom in 2011 when our second son was born. We also found out that our first born son was behind in his milestones and has learning disabilities. We have been told that he is in the Autism Spectrum, with Speach Apraxia and something else I can not remember right now. He has I.E.P.'s every once in a while to see how he is progressing or not.
So between 2009 and 2013 I worked a lot of overtime as I could to make sure kids and wife was taken care of, while disregarding my own health. I was on top of the world, credit was good also.
In 2013 I went to a local foot doctor about my foot hurting, and it was decided that x-rays were necessary to find the root cause of pain. Bunions and Skin Flap on bottom of foot was the 2 major reasons for foot pain, (with the Skin Flap being the number one reason and Bunion the number two reason) and Hammertoes were addressed at the same time. This Skin Flap was described to me as basically A Sweat Gland Had Opened Up and Allowed a Callous to Grow Inside.
So for the past 3 years I have been having surgery after surgery to fix the problems. I had 2 bunion surgeries and 2 Skin Flap surgeries and 1 surgery to remove faulty hardware on the Hammertoe area. A toes in my right foot has been cut on and shortened or moved, except my pinkie toe. Now I went back to work in November of this year and the pain did not stay away as hoped. November 22nd I fell at home face first landed hard on the hardwood floor, and feel that my foot may have given out on me while I was walking. I ended up busting my right knee bad, but luckily nothing broken or fractured. MRI might show something of the meniscus.
I have missed the passed two weeks and maybe more, with a foot doctor visit scheduled on the 14th of November this year.
I recently modified my mortgage payment to lower monthly expenses on a fixed income ( no overtime DR ordered ) in September this year. But with no overtime and not enough money coming in ( my short term disability checks were not arriving on time ) the bills starting to fall behind again. Mainly the mortgage is 2 months behind. Other utilities and January mortgage payment will be coming due. I try to live within our means, and I have always rounded my bills up and round paycheck down and pay necessities first and foremost.
The amount above that I am trying to raise will be used for catching up mortgage and other bills that will become behind. I also wish to be able to buy my kids and wife some Christmas, mainly bunch of clothes especially my wife. She needs clothes badly as she would buy for the boys before herself (when I had the extra money and would give her the extra money ). I haven't really bought family anything for at least the past 3 years.
I DO NOT PARTY AND I DO NOT DO DRUGS.
This financial boost is needed as soon as possible preferably before Christmas.
This would mean so much to me, but more importantly to see the faces on my kids and wife would be the best feeling ever. Again I do not normally ask for help, but sometimes you gotta tuck pride away and just ask. I have no family to ask for financial boost. And hopefully i can return the favor some day soon. You may contribute to this campaign or my other over at gofundme.com