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37 Year Old Disabled Navy Veteran Seeks Debt Relief Solution

by Brian
(Pflugerville, Texas, USA)

I am a 37-year-old disabled US Navy veteran from Texas. Getting injured in Iraq left me with a number of disabilities.

I have been divorced from my wife for two and a half years. I am the primary custodial parent of my daughter Haleigh who is 7 year old.

I served in the United States Navy from 2001-2004 as a Navy Corpsman. I was awarded the Purple Heart, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Meritorious Mast.

I was injured in Iraq in March of 2003 when I knelt on a landmine while tending to an injured Marine. I suffered a right below knee amputation.

I also suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, left peroneal nerve damage, tinnitus, headaches, sleep apnea and memory loss.

My symptoms are getting worse every day. I have times where all I do is lie on the couch all day.

I can only stand for about 5 minutes before I start getting intense pain in my left foot.

I was medically retired from the United States Navy due to the injuries I sustained in Iraq. I also receive Social Security Disability.

My financial hardship occurred when I divorced my wife in 2009. I got stuck with $28,000 of credit card debit as well as $179,000 for the house.

There are months when I cannot pay all my bills. I live pay check to pay check and my credit card debit is getting bigger because I can only make the minimum monthly payments.

I am on a fixed income because I am unable to work due to the nerve damage in my left leg, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. I receive my VA disability and Social Security disability.

I am looking for a grant to help me pay off all or even some of the credit card debit I got stuck with in my divorce.

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Aug 19, 2011
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You should be on TV!
by: CATHY BRADEN

I can only assume that You have already been to the DAV. I lost everything after 7 surgeries to reconstruct my body after working on the E4b of Air Force One and getting crushed. I worked part time with the same company, working on the P3 contract. I wish I was a millionaire. I would help you in a New York minute. Keep going back to the VA for the mental and physical damages are now being compensated. Hopes and prayers for you and a big thank you from me to you for your sacrifice. A local campaign and writing to Extreme Makeover Home would get you another house with all of the works. Have you used your VA loans? Cathy

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