Funded 10/09/2019
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Military Veteran
Imminent Loss of Housing

Status:
Awaiting Funding

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Thank you for donating to help our family in our time of need. We are truly thankful from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity. We know that you weren't obligated to give to us and could have spent your money on your family, so we would like to let you know that your act of kindness has opened our eyes to see that there are still kind people in this world. We promise you that our family will pay this blessing forward. You have no idea how grateful we are that this blessing has come in at the perfect time. May God bless your family with financial abundance and great health. Forever grateful, David and family



I'm a Veteran, and My PTSD is About to Make My Family Homeless. Please Help Us.

My Story:

I am military veteran & married father of two beautiful daughters. My 4-year-old has such a great heart. What gives her the most joy is making everyone around her smile. My 2-year-old (going on twenty) is the sunshine in our lives and she keeps us on our toes everyday. And my wife is amazing. She's homeschooling our children and is helping me cope with the biggest challenfe of my life. I have severe PTSD, am in therapy, and have had to take a short-term leave from work because of it.

If you've never had PTSD, it's hard to explain how tough it is to deal with that illness but it's no joke. Sometimes, it's like you'll just be sitting at home, watching TV or something. You'll hear a loud noise or see something that reminds you of something else horrible you saw while on duty, and you go from being normal to being paralyzed. It's like being on high alert 24-7, and it makes living a normal life and keeping a normal job almost impossible.

For a long time, I didn't want to admit that I had PTSD, mostly because I knew we couldn't afford either to pay for therapy or afford the time off it would take for me to get better. It finally got so bad that I just couldn't put off getting help any longer, so right now, I'm on short-term disability while my wife works full time and takes care of our kids. Our income has been cut because I can't really work while I'm in therapy and short-term disability helps but isn't close to what I earn when I'm working. So we've gotten behind on our mortgage & just got a notice that if we don't catch up, the bank is going to start foreclosure proceedings.

Now, on top of dealing with PTSD, I have to deal with knowing that unless we have a miracle, my illness is going to make my family homeless. It's so ironic. Everybody has encouraged me to get the help I know I need. I resisted for a long time, but now that I'm getting finally getting that help, my PTSD is actually getting WORSE because, instead of concentrating on getting better, all I can think about is how my family is going to be homeless, and it's going to be my fault.

I've never been one to ask for help but I don't know what else to do at this point. I know it's kind of short notice but could you please, please help us to keep our home? I should be back to work within a couple of months and my wife is looking for other opportunities to earn money. I know we can make if someone will just give us the fighting chance we need. Thank you.


As of 2019-10-09, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.