Van was born and raised in the Ringgold, Georgia area. On July 20, 2014 he will be 53 years old. Van has dedicated the last 30 years of his life as an eccentric, loveable artist that cuts, styles, and dyes hair for a living. With this title he has worn many ‘hats'... serving others in whatever form is needed on any given day; some call him a therapist, friend, confidant, and mentor. Over the last four years, this precious man has selflessly been living with and caring for his 80 year old mother.
Vans passion for being a hairstylist was recently interrupted by debilitating physical issues. Turns out over the prior 30 years, his passion has imposed unforeseeable physical ailments. Bulging disc in his neck are pressing on the nerves that affect the use of his arm. July 5, 2014 the doctors prepped him for surgery. The plan; use cadaver bone to fuse his 6th and 7th vertebrae. This surgery was supposed to provide relief for him but has yet to reveal any worth at all. Van continues to suffer both physically & emotionally. His spirit has spiraled uncontrollably beyond the depths anyone should ever have to endure.
The daily struggles are immense. I know this man would never ask for a dime and would give you the shirt off his back. That’s why, I am creating this page counting on those who are willing to step up and help a brother in need. How often do we say…? “I wish I had known” “Why didn’t anyone tell me?” “I could have helped”
At this point any little bit can go a long way. He and his mother are struggling to keep the basic necessities to live – Utilities & Food.
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
- Galatians 6:2
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