I am going to make a gofund me to help us pay for the medical expenses and trying to get a car to have transportation for us and our 1 1/2 daughter to get .to our doctors appointments and also my husband Garry now has to have surgery on his eye. And other manger surgery . He has metal in him from the war in 1991. Please help my family and God bless you
Just let us know if you know anywhere to move to please let us know and God bless you and your families. The lack of security is getting worst here and it's not safe for my children at all . I want to find a save environment for my children safety.
them living in a crack house. This year is not good for my family at all first it was my husband and I got assault by trying to save a turtle and now getting assault in my house.
For those of you commenting on how he is a vet and gets free medical care, I have a few friends that are vets and it is almost impossible to get help or appointments. For example, I have a friend waited for an appointment for an eye exam for over six months, and let me tell you he wears bottle glasses, he finally gave up and went to one of those mall places. That, yes, is a minor thing but is just one example. The vet medical system is messed up. Also, he probably was using public transportation, but now with his new and multiple issues, a car would be a boon. These thugs beat the crap out of him. He was being a good person and it could have been much worse. He deserves applause and a leg up.
Thank you Mr Blough for running outside to try to stop these derelicts from hurting something innocent. It just happened to be a turtle. You saw something helpless and you didn't care what it was. You saw injustice. I commend you .. You are a rare person. I know that if someone didn't think twice about helping something in distress .. They wouldn't hesitate to help a human. May God bless you and your family! Thank you Mr Blough!!
Whoever said "all vets receive free medical help", Ummmmm, NO. You are partially correct, we can go to the VA, if they don't cancel our appointment...but THAT could be 3-6 month wait for Gary. I'm retired with TRICARE, still, I pay a LOT of money for co pays etc...and that is for a line of duty injury. Anyway, be quiet if you aren't here to help Gary. To Gary and your wife, please message me on Facebook. I can put you in touch with a fellow AMVET who is a Veteran Service Officer in Lee County, FLA. He can help you get connected with the right folks in Volusia County. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your efforts to save the turtle. You're my hero! If everyone took actions like your family - your wife for making the effort to inform you about the animal cruelty and your actions to protect the turtle - the world would be a much better place. I'm so sorry for what happened to you and wish you a speedy recovery. Please know that your actions saved countless animals and humans from enduring future violence at the hands of these sociopaths. All animals can feel pain and deserve to be protected and for anyone who turns a blind eye to animal cruelty and says "it is only an animal," they should know that the FBI has even recognized the link between cruelty to animals and violence against humans, which unfortunately was displayed in your situation. Many of the famous serial killers got their start torturing small animals. I'll thrilled about the outpouring of kindness you're been receiving and hope it's just the beginning of better days ahead!
So very sorry for your injuries, but Thankful you went to the mat for the Defenseless Innocent Turtle. So sad it didn't make it! These Pieces Of C**p who did this, are just beginning, meaning, when children or older humans are cruel to Animals, it won't end there.... They Will graduate to Hurting (or Worse) humans.... These 3 POS who tortured & Killed this Innocent Turtle, Should be Imprisoned for Several Years Each, PERIOD! There is Zero Excuse for this type of Disgusting,Evil Behavior! Thank you for having a heart & courage... And Thank you for your Service to Our Country, Sir.....
Thank you Garry for risking your life once again to try to protect an innocent creature. I have two turtles at home that I adore and would do anything too to protect an innocent person or creature -great and small. Thanks for your service and I hope you recover soon from your injuries.
Obviously him being attacked isn't service connected! Whatever VA disability compensation he gets has nothing to do with this. So yeah, he can go to the VA for care but he'd still have to come out of pocket for co pay or all of it because results of the attack aren't service connected injuries. I am a Marine Vet, by the way.
You get reduced cost medical care from the VA if you are honorable discharge injuries that occurred during service and are deemed service connected you will receive care for that injury only for free after it goes through the disability panel which takes 6 to 12 months to decide
Your heroic rescue of the turtle against those abusers was all I needed to know you are a good person, being a Vet is only farther proof of you dedication to service of others. You do not need to show me any records Sir, I don't donate to too many causes, there are a lot of fakes. But I have no worries about you. I hope this personal agrevation in your life is soon resolved .