Vietnam War Vet Needs Your Help

Our mom and dad, Diann and Clay, were high school sweethearts. They were married in the summer of '69. 

Mom was diagnosed in early December 2017 with a brain tumor. Glioblastoma, known to be a nasty form of cancer that isn’t yet treatable. The only hope for recovery was for it to be removed. She had the procedure done on the 3rd of January 2018 and we were all excited for her to begin the recovery phase. The operation went well, but she was not recovering as she should - seizures ensued and she had to be placed on life support.

For a painful week we waited for her to get better, but she remained unresponsive. A CT scan showed that the cancer had spread despite the tumor having been removed. The reality is that even if she did survive she would never be the same, and would most likely require long term care. On the 10th of January, the decision was made by dad, and she was taken off of life support and passed very soon after.

Dad, at 72, now has to face life without her. A Vietnam War Veteran, he has 90% disability rating as a result of his service in Vietnam. His health has been up and down and mom was the one who always took care of him. He can no longer manage the house and live on his own.

Needless to say no one had planned for this. To ensure he now gets the care he needs, we need to add a room and a handicap access bathroom for him to our brother's house. The estimate for this is around $15,000. None of us are in a position to fully fund this addition, so we’re asking for your help. This man sacrificed, served and worked tirelessly for his country and his family. A loving father and husband who saw his vow to his wife through to completion. Now he needs your help. Would you consider a donation?
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    • $200 
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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
    • 56 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lise-Marie Messer 
Acworth, GA
Mike Messer 

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