Let's Help James Mcdonald- Army Vet

Hey everyone. I’ve never done one of these but felt like I needed to do something to help a friend and a veteran who spent time in the United States Army protecting you and I. James McDonald is a friend of mine that I met at Gracie Barra Encinitas. He is a solid family man that is respected by all who have had the pleasure to meet and spend time with. He is a former wild lands firefighter for the CDF and former US Army infantryman. He has been protecting and serving his fellow citizens as well as raising a family. The problem arose when he sustained an injury to his knee that requires surgery. He was recently laid off of his landscaping job and has been picking up piecework to make ends meet. Since he was laid off, he lost his medical insurance and decided to go to the VA to get help with the cost of surgery. He was denied and now does not have a way to pay for the surgery he needs to get back on his feet. It is a sad state when our veterans are denied help by the government when they are in need when they have risked their lives to keep our country safe. I don’t think this is right and want to help rectify this situation and help James get back on his feet so that he can get back to taking care of his family and being able to get back to a normal life. The government won’t do it, so I am hoping that we will. Thank you and anything helps.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Steve Ardis 
Encinitas, CA
James Mcdonald 
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