Grant To Help Combat Disabled Veteran Buy Florida Home For Family
by Jacob Reeder
(Apple Valley, CA, USA)
Hello, my name is Jacob Reeder and I am a 27-year disabled veteran from Loma Linda, CA.
I am currently living with my parents in California and in-laws that live in Brazil.
I'm married, and have a two-year-old son.
I am 100% service connected with the VA. My disability status is, TDIU (Total Disabled, Individual Unemployable).
My major injuries were sustained in combative actions and during my deployment to Afghanistan.
I have been diagnosed with Tinnitus and PTSD associated with TBI, left knee patellofemoral syndrome, and cervical and lumbar spondylosis.
I was awarded 100% TDIU with the VA as of August 2013. This has allowed me to get healthcare through ChampVA for my dependents and dental care for myself.
I have struggled quite a bit financially. This has prevented me from purchasing a home.
I spend more of my time out of country living with my in-laws, because it's cheaper and they are more supportive.
I currently take Fluoxetine for depression and other mental issues.
I have difficulty with my memory, concentration, and maintaining a stable mood.
My problems include: anxiety, aggressive driving, depression and loss of interest in pleasurable things.
It's not easy to support a family these days, especially when you have to be between families in two different countries.
I've been doing school through VA Chapter 31 in order to earn extra income, but that will soon end this fall.
I also have applied for SSDI, and am currently waiting for the results.
Because I am 100% service connected, my wife will be able to go to school, but it will take another four years before she can obtain a degree, and possibly obtain some type of gainful occupation.
My major need is a home, because that would eliminate the rent expense and enable me to live in the US full-time at this point in time.
I am seeking a grant of around $100,000 so that I can purchase a home in South Florida. If a lesser amount is offered, I will gladly accept that as well.