Please help me keep my leg!

I am a Viet Nam-era veteran.
Several years ago I moved to Atlanta full of hope for a promising future.  I never imagined I would have such difficulty finding work, or that the future would include trying to raise money on

It took four years of job-hunting, but ultimately I landed a job in the electronics department at a local department store!

Unfortunately my joy was short lived. I began to be plagued by multiple foot infections and then bone dislocations.  No longer able to walk, I was terminated, and jhad been unable to find employment.  I recently secured a position with a staffing  company.

 I am currently wheelchair bound, and time is of the essence. Major reconstructive surgery will put me back on my feet, however I am financially drained and cannot afford the copay costs  of the operation or the post surgery and living expenses since I will be out of work for a minimum of four months and will have to resign my position.  According to my podiatrist, if I wait much longer for the surgery I will lose my leg. 

I long to perform the menial tasks I foolishly used to complain about-cooking on the grill, mowing the lawn, and yes, even taking out the garbage.

 I realize that there are many worthwhile causes and so many people in need, but I sincerely hope you will consider making a contribution. Any amount will be deeply appreciated!

 Thank you in advance,

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Richard Hecht 
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