Ten years ago I was a volunteer firefighter and also worked selling and training firefighters on extrication and rescue equipment at all the fire and EMA departments in Georgia ..... the man I worked with was the volunteer rescue chief of our county as well. So I ran every call when in town from plane crashes to search and rescue (I raised and trained bloodhounds for this volunteer position), until the day the disk in my back got crushed.
The first surgery was a failure, and when the surgeon operated on me again six weeks later he spliced into my spinal cord with his scalpel. Since the surgery was done in Florida, where there is no law for a doctor to have malpractice insurance, I was pretty much left in chronic pain and limited mobility and couldn't work. As a result, I lost my house and everything else. Finally I started getting disabilty payments of $850 a month 4 years ago and somehow have made it work. But now I have been faced with moving from the place where Diamond and I live. The rent is going up, and I simply cannot afford it. Unfortunately, my approaching anyone with the idea of renting a room in their home with Diamond has not received any interest.
I do not want to give her up - so this is my thought. I need to generate more money so that we can stay here. I can get a deal with a major pet supply chain for merchandise at great prices to sell on our website. This website will not only help Diamond and I stay together, but I would like to donate a portion of every sale to an animal rescue group to help them as well. The cost of setting up the website, and then hosting and advertising for a year, will be around $5,000 .
If we do reach our goal I would like to give everyone who contributes 10% off all their purchases for the first 12 months ... you are free to take it off your total or donate it back to charity. It is the least I could do for everybody's generosity and kind hearts. I believe that if I work hard at this website that Diamond and I will be able to spend many more happy years together... thank you!
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