I have never felt as desperate and hopeless as I feel currently. Please, allow me to explain, I suffer from a severe disc herniation in my L5-S1 as well as bulging nucleous pulposus in my L-4, L-3, and L-2. This has caused me to have a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also suffer from Chronic Tendonitis in my hip as well as have a torn meniscus for the past two years I have been advised by the Dr. until I have corrective surgery that he cannot approve me to continue to work. So I have been without a job since Aug. of 2011 living with a friend while I attempt to become rehabilitated I have decided to go back to school because I refuse to let my conditions keep me from achieving my dream of having a successful career. I already have 3000 saved up from the 10 percent disability the army has provided me (I joined back in 2007) and I am still in appeals with veteran affairs since they refuse to provide me with my GI bill for school. but I am still short 5000 dollars from being able to fund my first year in college. I am asking sincerely from the bottom of my heart to help a young veteran get back on his feet because being told by everyone you can't so much as lift more than 10 pounds at twenty three years old and having to use elevators and not stairs is more than I can bear at times. Studying will provide me more than an escape from my sedentary life it would give me a chance to become someone great and provide for my family as they have provided for me in my time of need when I graduate one day with my degree.