Continued Veteran Survival

I am 56, disabled, and a veteran of the United States Air Force; I spent the last 10 years of my wife's life, the last 10 years of our 12 year marriage, taking care of her as she slowly died over the span of that decade. Our lives became a tight orbit around each other as things got worse.

My wife died of complications of the cancer she had when she was 16, Hodgkin's Lymphoma. (My two youngest children are taken care of by my in-laws and they are their legal guardians; my oldest moved out of the house after his mother died). The treatment for Hodgkin's destroyed her lungs and heart and when she died last March, at 2:30 in the morning of the 19th, she was only 42.

My life has fallen apart financially since then and my physical condition has been terrible for the past 10 years. I have fibromyalgia, a bad back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, and more. I am unable to work due to my physical conditions and the terrible depression that I am fighting against. 

Your kind help and donations led me to be able to leave the tiny box I was living in and move into an actual home! But bills are high and I am unable to work- physical issues and mental issues keep me disabled. 

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William C Roeben 
Olympia, WA
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