The paths that we have walked, both separately as well as together, have been strewn with broken glass.
He was abuse as a child and so was I. We both have suffered unspeakable things, but we have fought to survive every step of the way throughout our lives. He is a Vietnam Veteran, Having done three tours of war. He is a diabetic on two types of insulin. He has severe nerve damage that effects his digestive system to the point where he has trouble holding on to the food he eats long enough to gain any nourishment from it.
His mother had Alzheimer’s and when she became bad enough to have to be permanently hospitalized, his father(who was also a diabetic and a double amputee)committed suicide by shooting himself in the face with a shotgun.
His brother stole his part of the insurance policy money that belonged to him.
My husband once owned a dojo and trained battered women. He has spent his life trying to help people that are down trodden or looked upon as less than others due to their circumstances.
We have been married for 22 years. We once had a house, two cars, and a peaceful and wonderful life. Then he was laid off and with this, began spiraling down into where we are now.
Due to an infection that affected all of my husband’s roots of his teeth, he had to have them all removed. The V.A. covered the procedure but refused to help him get dentures.
I have also lost the majority of my teeth as well. There is absolutely no way that we are able to pay to have our mouths repaired. We are barely existing as it is right now.
I work six days a week and my income is our only income. The VA has had his disability claim drag on for years due to the sensitive nature of what his “job” was.
We now live at a hotel and it takes every single cent I make just to stay inside. Most times, I don’t even make enough to cover it but The Father has made a way countless times for our rent to get paid.
We have no children together because of the damage done to me as a child… When I married my husband, I wanted ten children. I had picked out names and everything for all ten then I found out my children would never exist.
We live day to day always on the verge of homelessness. Always trying to find ways to make it through yet another week of trying to cover our rent. We have no support system such as friends or family that care about us enough to help stop us from drowning. If There is any living soul out there that can find the compassion in their hearts to help us get back on our feet. There would be no words known to man that could ever describe our undying gratefulness. Please help us to have a better quality of life so that my husband and I can remain inside and hopefully, even be able to get the dental work we so desperately need. Please consider us. Thank you very much.