I am a Service-Connected Disabled Veteran who is also a single father of two young girls, Alana and Abigail. I love my babies with all of my heart, and would do anything to provide them with the best that money can provide. Unfortunately, I have been unable to work since 2007 and can barely make ends meet given my current situation. I got a settlement from the VA and was able to buy a car and a very cheap house. I wanted my girls to have a place to call their own. Buying the house ended almost two years of homelessness, but I am still unable to provide them much else. I have had 5 back surgeries since 2007 and the last three just about killed me. I contracted MRSA on my spinal cord and the medication they gave me cause me to have kidney failure. My girls mom abandoned us as I was recovering from the infection, and I had to care for them as best I could for the longest time without even being able to walk beyond the bathroom. I am still unable to do the things that a dad should be able to do with his kids and I sometimes feel like a total failure as a parent because I am often unable to do much beyond basic care for my babies, often times even unable to help bathe them. They have had to grow up very quickly and learn to care for themselves years ahead of what they should have to. My girls have no concept of what it means to not be poor. My food stamps were recently cut from almost $500/mo to $0/mo. and I thank God for the food banks that have help me through the past few months. I would like nothing more than to be able to buy my girls new toys and clothes instead of thrift shop or hand-me-downs, and would love to be able to fix up their room or build them a room in the attic of our house. I also have an attorney bill from fighting their mother for sole custody of close to $4,000 that I am completely unable to pay. Please consider donating to help make my girls happy and allow me to give them the things they deserve but am unable to provide. Any amount I can have donated through here would be the ultimate blessing for my girls. Thank you for taking the time to read this message.