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58 Year Old Disabled Vietnam Veteran Seeks Relief For Medical Expenses

by George Bosgraaf
(Hammond, Indiana, USA)

My name is George. I'm a 58-year-old veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era.

I'm the proud father of two wonderful sons and six grandchildren. I live alone with no family close.

In January of 2008, I suffered a major heart attack. The doctors had to replace a heart valve. After a bit of recovery, I was able to return to work.

Then in March of 2010, I suffered a second heart attack, this one requiring the implant of a pacemaker.

While I was recovering in the hospital, the company I was working for notified me that it was sold and I no longer had a job or insurance.

While recovering at home, I was run over in a hit-and-run accident.

As a result of these events, I've had to learn to walk again (which is hard and still painful) and lost all feelings in my fingertips.

I have lower back pain, but with no insurance, I can't afford medical help.

As I can no longer work, I'm in fear of losing my home. I can't afford the medical attention I need. I worry about not seeing my cardiologist like I should.

I'm barely able to afford my medications. I could use some equipment so I can get in and out of the bathtub. I have to wait for a friend to help bathe, for fear of falling.

I just started disability but it's not nearly enough. I'm trying to get some help from the local churches. The Salvation Army has helped some.

I'm hoping if I learn some skill I can earn some income, but that's hard not walking or able to sit for long.

I'm looking for a grant or benefits that can help me save my home and get the medical attention I need.

Can someone please show me what I need to do to help learn how to solve this situation?

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Aug 23, 2011
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Another one lost in the cracks...
by: Anonymous

He has lost his home, his life, and his friends. Case closed. Another victim of our "victimless" society. He should have gotten the help he needed. Instead, he's dying in a hospice. This is how we take care of our own.

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