Granddaughter's Wish to HELP "PAPA"

The above picture was taken 6 1/2 years ago of my Papa holding my little brother and introducing my brother to our new rental home and our new rescue dog.
Papa being down on one knee doesnt surprise me as he is a grateful man in life and holding my brother in a way of love to let him know all is well.
You notice this room is empty in the background. This for the last 6 1/2 years was full but is going to be empty like this picture again without HELP from this sight and many generous people who donate.
Let me tell the story that has brought me as a 17 year old granddaughter to ask you to help me help my Papa.
Papa has worked all his life since he was 15 years old. He is a Veteran of the Navy. Once out of Navy he drove truck and aquired over a million miles of safe driving until the accident which he took the ditch to prevent 2 deaths of 2 young men who ran a stop sign. This accident ended my Papa's truck driving career.
Not one to not provide for his family he went back to school. He attended College class's during the day and attended Air Plane Mechanic school at night. He was on the Deans List for College and upon finishing Air Plane School was hired on the spot with a Company in Wa.
Papa moved his family from Montana to Wa and began his career of Air Plane Mantaince and moved up the ladder from Mechanic to Supervisor over the 21 years he put into this Everett Company. Always providing for his family with insurance coverage and any benefits that would make sure his famiy was taken care of.
19 years ago Papa had his first heart attack --stents were inserted and he returned to work. Over these 19 years there have been many heart incidents and more stents were inserted into his heart ateries. Then there was the incident where stents no longer would do any good for him and he had to have 5 by pass open heart surgery. He again healed and returned to work to provide for his family.
While driving north home from Vancouver Wa after attending a family reunion Papa saw a head a car swerve from left side of road to right and back to left up the hill embankment and a person fly out of the car while car flipped over. He stopped and him and my Grandma ran to help. First checking on man who flew out of car and once knew he was ok --Papa went to flipped car where he could hear a baby crying. Papa tried to open door --tried to kick out windshield finally drivers side door with help of another man was opened. Inside was a baby boy hanging upside down in his carseat and the Mom was upside down in passenger seat. Papa helped Mom out wrapped her in a blanket then went back into car to get baby which took alot of effort as the car seat being upside down cutting the straps to release baby was very hard. Finally he  is able to get baby out and into Mom's arms. He then goes back in to get baby bottle and Mom's purse sets them beside Mom and walks back up hill to my Grandma. Where he tells her we need to go Im having a heart attack.
They jump into car with Grandma driving and Papa withering from pain in passenger seat and we are in Labor Day Week-End traffic. Trying to get to Olympia Wa. This didnt happen they pulled off in Toledo Wa and Grandma ran into a gas station and call 911. Papa was so hot he got of car and laid on walk-way along gas station and I watched people step over him and never once asked if he was ok. Once transported to a hopital he spent a week there util the Doctors felt he was stabe enough to transport to Everett Wa. He this time ripped a main artery trying to get to that crying baby.
Again he heals and goes back to work to provide for his family.
Three years ago he changed Air line companys still in Everett Wa this being a huge and such a further provide for his family. Started in October and in Feb had another heart attack and the Doctors were able to stent. He heals and back to work he goes to provide for the family.
Papa is a great Supervisor at new company his crew tells him all the time how grateful they are to not only know him but to work for him.
My Grandma says that Papa missed a calling as a teacher because of his kind heart he has a way of teaching that makes you want to learn more from him.
Papa has been my HERO for 17 years. He listens when I as a 17 year am so confussed in life.   He tells me jokes that make my tummy hurt from laughing. He gave me his 94 pick-up on my 16th birthday he maintained it through many years to make sure it would run so smooth for me to get to school as  from the time I  started school that has been my job to attend school and get good grades for my future. Well then there is un-loading dishwasher every day keeping my room clean and my truck clean and maintained.
 After years working and paying into many insurance progams to provide for family. Last Sept 2013 Papa had a heart attack this time Doc says no going back to work and you need femral artery surgery in both legs.  The Doc's tell Papa his body at 57 is a train wreck  and no working. Ok Papa has Disability Insurance .
Well that all changed TODAY the insurance told Papa a over-payment ocurred and no checks for Oct 2014--Feb 2015. How does this happen they write the check?

Please-Please HELP me HELP my Papa We have no income RENT due Nov 1 , 2014. I'm scared this stress will cause a heart attack he can't survive.
Thank You Everyone

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Selena Anderson 
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Arlington, WA
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