"Disabled Vet abandoned No Car, income or Shelter"

Hello All, My name is Brian Buckwalter, I'm 56 years of age and with no small degree of anxiety and the fear nobody will help in time. I am reaching out to everyone who's eye's see or ears hear my story. If you could make a donation to help me avoid becoming homeless If you can't afford to make a donation, I get it! Maybe you could share my story with your friend's and family members. Even a prayer! I humbly ask for your help here on GoFundMe. As a result of my disabilities I have many limitations. I had been a driver partner with both Uber & Lyft from January 17th 2019  until  September 25th  2019. I know the if I was able to get a car. I would be able to keep a roof over my by myself! For the better part of 6 2/3 years I had been dependent on my wife for everything. The roof over my head the utilities in the home under the roof. All the food, hygiene products laundry detergent and the list goes on as I was completely and totally dependent upon my wife. 3 weeks ago tomorrow Saturday December 7th 2019 my wife moved out to another rental property where I had been told I could not go. She left me with no means to go anywhere, buy food or to get a small apartment. The wolf is already at the door. The leasing agent in charge of this property is none too happy and with good reason I have been here and I have nowhere to go and no way to get there. I have been working with a suit social worker through the VA. Social worker is a very nice person however thus far I have not been able to find any assistance as to some type of income as well as storing my personal effects such as furniture. I also have nowhere to go I did have an interview Wednesday past at a Transitional Living Center. It seems to be very restrictive to the point of putting a person into a much slower mode of productivity.
I'm doing my best to maintain a positive attitude as remaining solution-oriented. I'm an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. I served a total of 6 years.
I became disabled and unable to work on March 8th 2013 at the age of 50. I was laid out flat on my back on the shop floor writhing with pain. In another life (so it seems) I was a car and light truck technician. However my body decided that I should no longer be able to stand or walk that day it was Friday late afternoon when my legs just quit. So I tried to sleep Friday night it was not possible. So around 10:30 a.m. Saturday with my wife and son we arrived at the ER. It was all routine as I had ended up with all types of imaging and sent on my way with a prescription for pain medication. I have had so many needles stuck in my back. It was an attempt to avoid surgery. I had a single level spinal fusion at the L4/L5 level. However the fusion didn't even change the exquisite level of pain I was in. I was on an extremely high dose of pain medication. I had a pain pump surgically implanted 22Sep19. The pump has worked wonders lowering my pain from a 7 down to 2/3. That is of course when I don't go beyond the limitations.
It is my hope and prayer that many of y'all are compelled to help me at this time of great need. Thanks so very much. God's Blessing to all!

Sincerest Respect,
Brian Buckwalter

P.S. I have been dealing with the back since I injured it while serving in what was then Geißen, West Germany at the age of 18. What a foolish kid I was for not having filed for disability. But it wasn't anywhere close to what it became starting in my early thirties. I just pray y'all are able to help me!
Thanks so very much for your kindness...

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Brian Buckwalter 
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Mountville, PA
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