Veteran's Surgery Gone Wrong

$33,915 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 367 people in 9 months
Created May 24, 2017
>>>You can help SSgt. James Hollon RIGHT NOW.  Your donation will allow him to rent a home and keep his family fed and together.<<<

Staff Sergeant James Hollon (USMC, Delta Company) did five tours of duty in active combat serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

James Hollon gave the U.S. Marines 12 1/2 years of service as an infantryman, a drill instructor and as an IED consultant (Improvised Explosive Device).

James Hollon supervised men, advised senior officers, led combat missions, and was responsible for millions of dollars worth of military equipment, arms and ammunition.

During combat, he suffered 14 concussions due to his close proximity to IED explosions. Today he suffers from both PTSD and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

VA SCANDAL: During his service as a Marine Drill Instructor, he severely injured his shoulder. When he could no longer tolerate the pain in 2012, Staff Sgt. Hollon went to the VA for surgery. He was forced by the VA to wait 5 years for his operation. 

In January 2017, Staff Sgt. Hollon finally got that operation he needed... only to discover it was botched! And his injury was made dramatically worse.

Prior to surgery, James' mobility was about 70%. After surgery, his mobility is less than 20%.  

HOMELESS: On July 7, 2017 James Hollon, his wife and 3 year old daughter, will be homeless because the VA facility where he is currently staying only permits him 6 months to recuperate... and he needs considerably more time as a result of his botched surgery.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? 1. James and Angela Hollon have been forced to spend nearly their entire life savings on James' previous treatments (For PTSD, TBI and his shoulder) -- most of which are NOT sufficiently covered by the V.A.

2. Plus, their military insurance only covered their daughter while Angela was pregnant and the baby was in-utero. Once born, there was NO coverage. Well, there were some minor complications during child birth, which resulted in a $20,000.00 hospital bill. It's taken the family 3 years to pay that off.

3. And, while there is a program in Oregon that pays Angela to be James' caregiver, last year she was inexplicably kicked out of the program (along with 200+ other care givers). You see, James requires 8+ doctor visits a week and is unable to drive on his own, so his wife takes him. Meaning, she can't also have a job. 

4. Finally, the state of Oregon has TWICE denied James Hollon disability, arguing that he *can* work -- and this is a quote, "as a call center operator."  First, the state doesn't get to tell James what kind of job he should take. And second, remember, James has PTSD and TBI, he would make a TERRIBLE call center operator. 

Your donation RIGHT NOW will allow this decorated Marine to properly recover, and to keep his family fed and together.

James and Angela Hollon thank you for your generocity.
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Update: We just wanted to thank everyone for their support. The Hollon family is forever grateful and couldn’t have made it through without the generosity shown to them by you. A second surgery has been scheduled for later this month , 14 months later, to try and correct the errors of last year. We are gearing up for round two and will keep everyone posted. Thank you again. Where the VA and government has failed this veteran .... his friends and family, generous strangers and kind hearted people have stepped up to help support and save this good family. We are forever grateful!
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With the end of the month coming quickly, our plans have ramped up. The Fisher House has already booked their room to another family on July 1st. There happens to be an area for trailer hook ups located at the VA. They do not charge as long as you meet VA appointment requirements. We are looking to get the family into a trailer and on site with everyone's charitable donations. Thank you all for your support and help in making this happen.
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Here's a small glimpse in some video footage that will be done shortly. Please feel free to share the link above and let's get awareness out there and get this circulating. Again, thank you all very much for your generosity.
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Big things coming up for Staff Sergeant Hollon and his family. We are still working on transitioning them from the VA facility to a place of their own, all the while Jim is hot on raising awareness in order to prevent this type of situation from happening to other veterans.
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Created May 24, 2017
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