Help Little Doc Get His Life Back

As most of you are well aware, Little Doc (or George as some call him) is a rare breed.   He is the kind of man you don't find much anymore.   He is fiercely loyal, honest, trustworthy, hardworking, smart and a man of his word.  He is a USMC vet, who selflessly left his home, family and friends and put his life on the line to fight for the rights and freedoms of the rest of us.  He is a man who will take the fall or take one for the team in both his personal life and professional life (and he has for many of us).  He is someone we are all proud to know and someone we are extremely lucky to have on our side.

Stuff happens.  Little Doc takes responsibility for his actions.  He admits when he is wrong, makes no excuses, takes his medicine and moves on.  As some of you know, the past 10 years or so have been trying for Little Doc and for us.   He has been dealt a pretty crummy hand, but has always kept a brave face and marched on.  And he is a proud and prideful man and would never, ever ask for help.  But sadly, he needs it.

In 2016, due to unforeseen circumstances, Little Doc lost his job as a Correctional Officer.  This put him in a dire financial situation.  He is the father to some amazing kids and has supported them physically, emotionally and financially.  He even stepped in and supported my son, whose own father has never supported him in anyway.   A support order was put in place many, many years ago for his kids and he paid it on time like clock work.  He even went above and beyond paying for anything they needed, because they are his kids and he loves them.  The support magistrate didn't care that his situation had changed, denied him a downward modification and ordered him to continue to pay child support based on his pay as a correctional officer, even though his current job paid him almost $60,000 less a year.  His paycheck was not nearly enough to cover the support and he fell in to arrears.  During this time, he lost his car because he could no longer afford it.  This limited his ability to seek out a higher paying, better job, as he had to be able to walk to and from work - which he did and still does - in every type of weather.  Still, he kept his mouth shut and his head held high and kept on moving.  But he just fell further and further behind.

So here were are.  He still can't afford a car and still can't find a better job. They take his entire paycheck every week.  And we are in limbo because where we live was deemed a flood zone after Super Storm Sandy and we are waiting to move, but even if we do, Little Doc would have no way to get to his current job and no car to find a new one.  He owes child support and the state and is so far in arrears that in a week, he is possibly  facing jail time.  And I have done my best to work and go to school and keep our heads above water.  And I am barely keeping food in our mouths and a roof over our heads and our utilities on.  We almost have nothing and are struggling and there is only so much that I can do. 

So, as hard as this is, he needs help.  This man needs a break!  If he goes to jail, his children lose a father and he will go further in to debt and arrears and any chances of finding a job will go out the window.  He is a good man and doesn't deserve this.

He would never ask for a handout, it just isn't who he is.  But he would be the first person to have your 6 without question.  All of you know what an honorable man George is.  So, please - remember who he is and what he means to you and all that he has done for all of you and please help him.  We appreciate anything and everything and love you all.
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Jeanna Cook 
Stony Point, NY

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