Disabled Veteran Needs Help
He was injured serving with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom .
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Korean Defense Service Medal, U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, U.S. Air Force Good Conduct Medal, U.S. Air Force Basic Training Ribbon, U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal, U.S.P.H.S. Hazardous Duty Medal, and U.S.P.H.S. Isolated Remote Service Ribbon.
Robert (Robbie) served his country and cared for his fellow soldiers with pride and courage for many years. Yet returning to civilian life with disabilities has been painfully depressing and exhausting, fighting government red tape and the sluggish process to obtain VA and disability benefits is a never ending battle. Robbie and his family have been living with Robbie's parents since August, 2013. The little income he receives pays his current obligations, with almost nothing left over. Robbie is unable to work due to his injuries and increasing health issues and his wife has been unable to find gainful employment, so she is currently in school for certification in medical billing and coding.
We are seeking other avenues to help raise the funds to pay for the transportation fees for the household goods, and storage for 6 to 8 months while waiting for settlements from VA and disability benefits. Once the benefits are received they will be able to afford an apartment or a house. Here is an opportunity to say thank you to a brave soldier who served you and his country; a nurse who cared for his fellow soldiers unselfishly on base and in combat. Any amount will be gratefully appreciated.
Rob had a good week, mentally, and returns to the Pain Management Clinic this week. The injections don't seem to be working. It's hard enough to have all these medical issues, and no home, but to have the constant money issues make things much worse. Thank God for family letting us live with them until the "benefits" kick in.
We can't give enough thanks and love to those that have reached out to us with financial and prayer support. Please keep up the prayers!
If you can't help with a donation, please pray for us. Please share and spread the word of need.
Every penny helps. We are very slowly progressing, but need to raise so much more. If you can, please give and if you can't, please share and pass the message that this American Veteran and his family need help.
Check your Facebook messages! I was able to get in touch with a man where your belongings are stored today.
I'll be donating some with my next check. Love you
Tracy, it was my pleasure! We love you guys to death, and I will do anything I can to help!
Maria, you've lifted his spirits with you phone call! Please feel free to call us anytime! Miss you guys!