Desperate Veteran needs surgery

OUR STORY:
Yes, this is our little crew many years ago as we were about to embark upon the biggest adventure of our lives. God called us to International Missions and that took us to Africa.  Both Ben & Julie had their early years there and all of us can say that we have been changed for the better. We are still in Missions though without our grown children.  Living abroad enhanced our life in the most amazing ways, and both of our children have a God given ability to relate almost immediately to all cultures.  We consider it a gift received on the journey.
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BEN'S STORY:
Our son has suffered for many years since serving  His country in the military . The status of his injuries has him at 70% disabled.  His injuries began causing  considerable pain after he returned from Iraq.   Never one to slow down, he began working 2 weeks after returning , and continued to try to make progress and be fruitful for years; however, as time passed he became less and less able to sit or stand for any length of time without suffering severely in his lower and upper back.  The back injuries he received have been documented by MRI's but to date, the medical care that he should be receiving has eluded him.  The severely injured discs keep him in severe pain, and until now he has not been able to continue with his studies or work.  Our son will use these funds to acquire a back specialist who will then set a course of action to help bring relief and healing.

YOUR GIFT TO BEN WILL HELP HIM REGAIN HIS INDEPENDENCE AND ABILITY TO WORK AGAIN OR PURSUE A DEGREE IN COLLEGE.

TEETH ISSUES:  Ben began experiencing severe pain in his teeth and gums several years ago . The pain at times has almost been unbearable. This issue has become one that many other soldiers have experienced since serving in Iraq.   To make matters worse, his teeth began to crumble, and for a young man who always took great care of his body this was startling and very discouraging.  Nothing has given him relief from the internal pain he suffers in his gums.  Ben received  help from a foundation that specifically helps warriors with their dental issues.  He was able to see  a specialist who tried to save his teeth. Up to this point, the work done has only helped stop the crumbling of the teeth for some period of time.  No more funds are available to move forward and get the help the  he needs.  A detailed  analysis of what is going on and what can be done to help  save his teeth is what is needful at this point.  With these funds, our hope is to acquire a specialist who can investigate what needs to be done to bring relief and healing.  Implants may be needed, and this type of surgery is very costly.

Ben receiving care from a great local dentist who has tried to help with his case.  The dentist told Ben that in all of his years of practice he had never seen anything like this.  
THANKING GOD FOR A DENTIST WHO HAS TRIED TO HELP!


From Iraq with love on Mother's Day.
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Cherilyn Crum 
Organizer
Tyler, TX
Ben Crum 
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