Disabled veteran

$35,558 of $50k goal

Raised by 949 people in 2 months
Jennifer Blough  DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Hi everyone I don't know if you guys know but my husband tried to save a turtle yesterday afternoon three males were torture a turtle and my husband went to help the turtle and the three males started to attack Garry and Garry defensed himself if you want to know more go on the new channels 2,6,9and35and also the newspapers .
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
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Update 9
Posted by Jennifer Blough
1 month ago
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today is the 21st of march an we are ever so thankful for everyones help an are thankful we live the U.S.A. an are so proud that we can all come together an have the support of the world . Im dealing with medical issues yet an are looking forward to my healing an overcoming any new challenges we will have to face with the new list of medical problems i have to face due to the assault by the three punks. things are finally starting to get back to normal an no longer having to go to some hospital, doctors office or somewhere else to get test done daily we actually have days between doctors appointments with days in between. so yeah we are very thankful. the V.A will not help us with the injuries i received on february 14th. due to they are part of an assault an lawsuit. we understand an are making due. we are paying out of pocket on some of the appointments an specialist I need to see. we are checking into the victims advocate to see what assistance we can receive to help but most of the medical im dealing with to save my eye require payment up front if insurance wont cover so we are back to square one. Wife an children are in high hopes yet an are ever so thankful for all that has been done for us. unfurnately we are still short an are needing to find containers to place around the county for donation jars in various bussiness. Any an all help is appreciated. Our daughter symphony has grown a lil distant from me but is expected due to circumstances of not being able to give her all the attention I was able to give her prior to assault especially with the doctors appointments an not being able to lift her up yet due to a hernia a received due to this attack on me. have a few days coming up an plan to spend them making her laugh an smile. Im missing her as well, its breaking my heart not being able to spend more time with her nor able to play like we did prior . thankyou all an give my word we will be on here more to keep you all updated on situation, one of the punks is trying to get a bond reduction hearing on Thursday at 11am. we plan to be there by 1030am an know some of you all will be there as well an hope to shake each of your hands. so please come by an say high if you show up. thankyou all an bless you all for your kind hearts to help a family get back to normal after an attack like this. yes we still are feeding the ducks turtles an fish in the pond every chance we get..
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Update 8
Posted by Jennifer Blough
1 month ago
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sorry had a problem with the internet an finally have time to fix, been seeing doctors for past week. found out hand is fractured anus in a soft cast . eye we will know better on the 26th we have an appnt to see the progress of his eye. we are hopeful more surgeries will not be needed nor to much permanent damage to either, i went in for surgery an had stint removed, some more kidney stone lasered, then another stint was put back in. previous one had been jarred in the attack an was stabbing my kidney an bladder causing extreme pain. we are hopeful that this will be less painful for garry for he is still very sore . his left hip is not broke but beleive pain was from the stint poking through the bladder into his left leg muscles causing severe pain an are waiting for it to heal an ease up, went to the juveniles court on monday an have the two adults court on thursday an hope to see everyone down at the courthouse. we are going to be down there at 8am along with many veteran groups in a show of support for garry an to let the court see this will not go away quietlly an diasabled veterans an animal rights activist are supporting him in his pursuit of justice for these violent attackers . please show up an show your support.
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Update 7
Posted by Jennifer Blough
1 month ago
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hi everyone I am letting all of you know tonight Garry is going to make a speech tonight at Ormand performance arts center. The address is 399 North US highway 1 Ormand beach fl, 32174 .
If any one has any questions please give Debbie a call 386-566-3685. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Update 6
Posted by Jennifer Blough
1 month ago
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Garry is going into surgery tomorrow morning they moved his surgery up because the amounts of internal bleeding i am still having, A few days prior to attack, i had, had a stint put in for my right kidney to my bladder after laser surgery, for kidney stones, Then on valentines day the assault on me happened an my bleeding had intensified. To dangerous levels that the doctors feel that maybe it shifted when i was down on ground being kicked an punched. The stint didn't break we found out on Thursday at the VA witch was great news, Due to continue heavy blood lost they want to remove immediately. an just got bumped up to tomorrow morning. Were in good spirits . Our daughter Symphony Rose is at her end with being in doctors offices an waiting rooms . An especially not being able to play with daddy as normal. which is hurting him as well, i can see it in his facial expression. She is his best medicine. well all children are an have always been since I've known him. He always tries to reward kids behaving . an to put smiles on every ones face, its an addiction of his or just helps him deal with the pain he is in constantly especially now. this morning he was on a news radio station believe it was on WNDB 1150 AM which is 93,5 fm , we all enjoyed it very much. Tuesday is a busy day with surgery in morning an then have to run around for errands to get the doctors notes over to the state attorney, an various other errands. He is going to be a speaker at the Ormond Strong rally for veterans, Everyone is welcome to come out an show your support. event is being held between 6:30 until 8;30. This event will have alot of information to further help our Veterans dealing with issues From Persian Gulf War an hope to see alot of families there. mssg me if want address. cant find at moment. Please help pass to any an all veterans. we ask if everyone could help by passing out to your friends an see if they can repost this GoFundMe account, along with one of the stories about him. It may help us to reach the goal quicker., i know Symphony deserves to have as healthy of a daddy as she can. Garrys eye will be checked by doctors again on Thursday possibly Wednesday, His hand has fractures an we will find out same day as to what surgeries will be needed an how soon. his hip has been bothering him as well an we will get it checked at same time as well. Fingers crossed an prayers being said. Hope for the best but prepared for the worse. for those who are not able to leave a donation on here an want to, can send in mail to 1717 mason Avenue, apt 817, Daytona Beach, Florida 32117. We thank you all an are so thankful for every ones support. good night have an early morning love you all,
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Jennifer Bedford
2 months ago

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.

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Nancy Rowland
2 months ago

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!!

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Justin Lake
2 months ago

Your husband is a great man, and I am full of admiration and respect for him. Please tell him we hope he is getting better.

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Chris Eddie Novak
2 months ago

Love your husband...He's a GOOD Man!

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Jonah Girnoch
2 months ago
9
9

Way to stand up to this animal cruelty. These two idiots will be in and out of our prison system probably for the rest of their lives...dopes

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SocialMedia Melissa
2 months ago
8
8

Shared on my wall. I am so sorry for you guys and for the turtle. It was a poor defenseless animal, don't ask me what I envision doing to the jerks that killed it. I hope you meet the goal and more, and please keep fighting for animals.

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Francis Easley
2 months ago
5
5

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.

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Patricia Henley
2 months ago
3
3

Thank you for stepping up and trying to help. Those bastards need their asses kicked. I would have done the same. Thank you. P.O.S punk asses!

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Lori Ann
1 month ago
2
2

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!

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Bruce Meyer
2 months ago
2
2

Retired vets, get Tri-Care, but some Vets may have 3 years or 10 years in, they aren't retired, so they don't get health care at all. Disabled vets, will get healthcare. It still isn't free, Those vets that do get health care have co-pays also.

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David Lee
2 months ago
2
2

i don't care if you receive free medical because you are a vet. this donation is because stepped up to help an animal that was being attacked by animals. hope for a speedy recovery.

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Cindy Lea Harrelson
2 months ago
2
2

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.....

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Michelle Milita
2 months ago
2
2

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.

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Alan-Charles Ellaway
2 months ago
2
2

There is something a little skewed about the contribution, it shows 2 contributions of $3,000 each so the total should be well over $6,000 but i's showing just $5,417 as I write this.

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John Hampton
1 month ago
1
1

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

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Mary Scheib
1 month ago
1
1

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 .

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Kurt Luertzing
2 months ago
1
1

There is no free health care for veterans. It depends when you served enumerated under a host of laws from the draft dodgers in DC.

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Fredrick-Jay H. Hibbard
2 months ago
1
1

Veteran to Veteran, agree or disagree, I will defend your right to the death! Go Army Would you post, comment, & share this campaign for us? Go Army Please donate $5.xx This is a deserving Family, please click, read, contemplate, Pray, Donate or share inside the GFM site, please? We do need your Help! Please Donate $5.xx Sharing or donating whichever will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Lori Lynn
2 months ago
1
1

I hope they caught these rotten Bastards!

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Aturinde Wellen
2 months ago
1
1

Defender of the helpless... Thank you Mr ,just keep the helping heart and spirit.. The world is a safe place when we have people like you... May you be blessed

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$35,558 of $50k goal

Raised by 949 people in 2 months
Created February 15, 2017
$3,000
Anonymous
2 months ago
9
9
MZ
$500
Mark Zipp
2 months ago
5
5
JT
$100
John Trucco
1 month ago
4
4

Thank you for your courage shipmate!

KS
$500
Ken Schock
2 months ago
4
4
ES
$750
Erika S
2 months ago
3
3
$400
Anonymous
2 months ago
3
3
NL
$100
nikki linn
2 months ago
2
2

Everyone here at ARNI wanted to say a huge huge thank you!!!! you are a hero to animals and a great example of someone who is willing to stand up for what they believe in. We have something special for you here at ARNI if you get a minute! Please give us a shout. You make us proud that there are Americans like you!!! 386-257-3030. Good luck with all!!!

$5
Eric Ottery
2 months ago
2
2

I'm naming my next pet in honor of you, dude. Thank you.

EM
$150
Eider Moore
2 months ago
2
2
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
2
2
Jennifer Bedford
2 months ago

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.

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Nancy Rowland
2 months ago

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!!

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Justin Lake
2 months ago

Your husband is a great man, and I am full of admiration and respect for him. Please tell him we hope he is getting better.

+ Read More
Chris Eddie Novak
2 months ago

Love your husband...He's a GOOD Man!

+ Read More
Jonah Girnoch
2 months ago
9
9

Way to stand up to this animal cruelty. These two idiots will be in and out of our prison system probably for the rest of their lives...dopes

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SocialMedia Melissa
2 months ago
8
8

Shared on my wall. I am so sorry for you guys and for the turtle. It was a poor defenseless animal, don't ask me what I envision doing to the jerks that killed it. I hope you meet the goal and more, and please keep fighting for animals.

+ Read More
Francis Easley
2 months ago
5
5

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.

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Patricia Henley
2 months ago
3
3

Thank you for stepping up and trying to help. Those bastards need their asses kicked. I would have done the same. Thank you. P.O.S punk asses!

+ Read More
Lori Ann
1 month ago
2
2

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!

+ Read More
Bruce Meyer
2 months ago
2
2

Retired vets, get Tri-Care, but some Vets may have 3 years or 10 years in, they aren't retired, so they don't get health care at all. Disabled vets, will get healthcare. It still isn't free, Those vets that do get health care have co-pays also.

+ Read More
David Lee
2 months ago
2
2

i don't care if you receive free medical because you are a vet. this donation is because stepped up to help an animal that was being attacked by animals. hope for a speedy recovery.

+ Read More
Cindy Lea Harrelson
2 months ago
2
2

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.....

+ Read More
Michelle Milita
2 months ago
2
2

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.

+ Read More
Alan-Charles Ellaway
2 months ago
2
2

There is something a little skewed about the contribution, it shows 2 contributions of $3,000 each so the total should be well over $6,000 but i's showing just $5,417 as I write this.

+ Read More
John Hampton
1 month ago
1
1

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

+ Read More
Mary Scheib
1 month ago
1
1

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 .

+ Read More
Kurt Luertzing
2 months ago
1
1

There is no free health care for veterans. It depends when you served enumerated under a host of laws from the draft dodgers in DC.

+ Read More
Fredrick-Jay H. Hibbard
2 months ago
1
1

Veteran to Veteran, agree or disagree, I will defend your right to the death! Go Army Would you post, comment, & share this campaign for us? Go Army Please donate $5.xx This is a deserving Family, please click, read, contemplate, Pray, Donate or share inside the GFM site, please? We do need your Help! Please Donate $5.xx Sharing or donating whichever will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Lori Lynn
2 months ago
1
1

I hope they caught these rotten Bastards!

+ Read More
Aturinde Wellen
2 months ago
1
1

Defender of the helpless... Thank you Mr ,just keep the helping heart and spirit.. The world is a safe place when we have people like you... May you be blessed

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