Born in Chicago. Thank God my parents taught me if you want something, you work for it. Working since 13. 62 now. Need some help. Please and thank you.
I have a couple of disabilities that make me unable to work. Issues with my hands is one of them.Painful. No disability assistance for 4 to 6 months they say. I won’t get my retirement social security until August. In the meantime, I’m scraping right now. Living on a public campground in a tent. Homeless.
I’ve been working since I was thirteen years old. Started pumping gas at the family service station. Took over the station after I got married and had a son. EPA underground storage tank regs took care of that. Opened a carwash with my pop and brother. Did nothing but rain every weekend for a year. Told my brother to run it while I find a job. Instead of closing it, I wanted him to keep it going. That was 28 years ago. Carwash still open. Beautiful house my brother has. My brother has worked very hard. Pop passed in 08 from lung cancer. I sold cars for a lot of years. I did ok. Recession and all the new bells and whistles took care of that. I couldn’t keep up with all the new technology. I bounced here and there for a few years. Rented rooms. I even survived without a car, working full time at a hot warehouse for a few years. Using public transportation, my two feet and a bicycle prove to myself that it could be done. A big problem for me that a psychiatrist once diagnosed me with Fight or Flight syndrom. To avoid stressful situations I will run or quit a job. When I first got married it was very stressful. No excuse for hitting my beautiful wife but I did. I finally stopped after learning to walk away (run) or control my temper. I was usually fine 5 minutes later. We stayed together for 30 years. That pain I caused her haunts me til this day. My children being molested at a very young age by my younger brother. Losing my family through divorce. Losing my home and investments. The psychiatrist said years ago that it was a wonder I wasnt in a institution or dead. I dont drink. Dont smoke. No drugs. Never been arrested. Good, God fearing man. Enjoy time with my granddaughter when I see her. I’ve been trying to keep my stress level down. When things get stressful I get going. I wont fight anymore. I love both my children very much. I have helped them financially more than I should. But of course I will when I can. I will be 62 next week and I need just a little help. Please?
A few dollar donation to my pay pal account would help a lot. Some gas, phone and food money totals about $400 or so and I will be in the clear. God Bless you. I will pass it forward when I am able which will be soon.
Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.