80 Year Old Korean War Veteran Seeks Government Grant To Relieve Debt
by Anthony L. Pacitti
(Herndon, VA, USA)
I am an 80-year-old man who was a Korean War Veteran. I have diabetes also have spinal stenosis and have third stage kidney failure.
My wife is 75 years old and has severe osteoporosis and I am her caregiver. She is wheelchair bound.
I was supposed to have back surgery but had to refuse surgery due to my wife's condition. I have to lift her into bed or toilet, prepare her meals, etc.
Our only income is a Social Security Check for $2258 per month. Our medication and Doctor bills take a good portion of our income.
We have a credit card balance over $26,000, which we are unable to pay down.
The County sends a nursing assistant to bathe my wife once a week (2 hours) but will not assist me. It is getting increasingly more difficult for me to meet her physical needs.
We live with our daughter (single) who works long hours to be able to pay the rent on our living accommodations. The city we live in (Herndon, VA) is very expensive place to live.
We have nothing of value, except a 2004 Hyundai car. No savings account and only $5000 life insurance each.
A money grant to pay off our indebtedness and give us a cushion for future medical needs and burial expenses would help alleviate the stress we live under. Thank you for your consideration.