My name is Daniel. I am an Army vet and am not really good at asking for help but I don’t know where else to turn. I went through a messy divorce a little over two years ago and was left with nothing. I finally was starting to feel like I was getting to a normal place again and then things went south. I rely on overtime at work to basically break even. But I was having back problems and was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease. What’s worse is that when it gets bad it pinches a nerve and causes my whole left side basically to go numb and feel like it is randomly falling asleep. So I have been forced to only work 40 hours which has severely reduced the money I bring in. I’m missing out on $2,000 a month. Then I was having issues dental issues. Come to find out the fillings I had done were failing but had no way of knowing. By the time I got in I was told I need almost $4,000 worth of work done. I used what savings I had and got $1500 worth of the work done but have not been able to come up with the rest of the money and am in pretty constant pain. To try and help I have tried selling my vehicle but I am upside down on it and just to break even I would need to come up with almost $5,000 but then that leaves me without a vehicle. But I have also tried working with my lender and they won’t give me an extension or deferment for a couple months to try and get a little break. I am also trying to file a VA disability claim to try and see if the Army is the cause of my back problems but I have been out for a few years and the process could take months if not a year or more. I could also have to hire a lawyer to help which I have no idea what the cost would be. But the worst thing that has happened is I had to cancel planning a wedding with my fiancé. It was nothing extravagant but she has kept me alive in more ways than she will ever know. She is very understanding but I feel like a major letdown. I really don’t have a set amount I’m asking but if I had to say an amount I would say $5-7,000 to help me get the dental work I need done to not be in pain and maybe a month or two to help offset the missed wages while I try and get a VA claim started and approved. But any and all generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.