100% Disabled Veteran Losing Home Due To Medical Expense Caused Debt
by Deborah Hampton
(Milford, DE, USA)
I came from a middle class family. At age 6 my mother made choices that affected/hurt/and humiliated her children.
My father was in the Navy and my mother hid us from him. That was my life until I turned 18 and I eventually joined the Navy as a hospital corpsman.
I felt at home there especially taking care of the Marines. I was unfortunately in an accident that hurt and fractured my neck and lower back.
Needless to say I was booted out on the medical and could never effectively work again without help.
I moved to Delaware and eventually entered the VA system again. My transition took months and I ended up at Johns Hopkins Hospital with multiple surgeries.
I am looking at more in the future. My husband has insurance but it doesn't cover stuff like occupational therapy, and some meds.
In the meantime I was working to get into the VA Hospital an hour away. (I can't drive that far.)
I now have most of my meds covered and am still fighting for one.
But due to all the medical and pharmacy bills related to my service-connected disability I am losing the first home I have ever owned.
I have both medical bills and regular bills to pay because money went to medicine and am losing my home.
My husband works for a company and has a job that is hard on his back. He takes care of me, but it gets me down when I can't take care of him.
All I ask is if someone/anyone knows how we can get help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a volunteer to agencies that take care of Vets and I feel bad that I can't take care of my own issues.