Get James Hudnall Back on His Foot

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Raised by 239 people in 49 months
I lost my foot to a diabetic ulcer which got infected, and I need help covering expenses while I recover. 

The foot came off on Halloween 2014 and as of April I am still getting medical attention from complications. I am holed up in a extended stay place across the street from the VA hospital where I get treatment, in the small town of Temple, TX.  They don't have a VA hospital in Austin.

I don't know many people here and have no transportation so I am pretty isolated. My car is in Austin with my stuff at a friend's place.

I moved to Texas in September for a job, and in October lost my foot, my job and my place of living. Since then I've had to live in motels and the hospital until I can get a place that's wheel chair accessible. 

I haven't been able to work because there are no jobs for me here and I can't get around as it is, with no transportation to go to interviews. I am also seeing nurses three times a week to get my wound taken care of and doctors as well. I want to get a prosthetic foot so I can walk again but that won't be until my stump heals which is months away. 

Thanks for your support in whatever way you can offer it. It's been a great, great help.
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While I have successfully raised 50% of my goals helping me get a new apartment, I saw this old campaign was still active so I wanted to thank everyone for keeping me off the streets 2 years ago. You guys saved my life.

Now I am in a different but still serious crisis. Not as big but if you can help I would really appreciate it. I have to move in May. Check out this campaign if you haven't. Thanks.

https://www.gofundme.com/jame-hudnall-needs-a-home
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I haven't posted in awhile. I managed to heal after losing more of my leg in 2015. I found an apartment and a good roommate here in San Diego. I worked for awhile last year but then was out of work until last week. My unemployment ran out in November.

My lease is up in May and I figured that was no problem now that I found a new job. Except, on Monday they told me, after I put in my eight hours, my contract was over. After one week! It was supposed to be a contract to hire. Why did they drop me? I honestly have no idea. They gave me some reasons that made no sense. He said I was on my phone too much, except that was just the first day when there was nothing for me to do and my phone is broke. I need a new one which is why I was looking at it, trying to get it to work. He asked me that first day not to look at my phone so I put it away. It's absurd to say that was the reason. I can't even use it now, anyway. The screen came off. It's an old iphone and it came apart

The other reason he gave was he claimed I didn't know how to use their system. Well, duh, I just started there. I was learning to use it. So these reasons made no sense.

The first week I was learning their system , which is totally normal in IT. He also told me to do that the first week, so I did. Then on Monday, I was supposed to find bugs and I did. I found more than I should have for a system that was supposed to be running. I reported some of my findings. And no one raised an eyebrow but when I got home I was told not to come back. It's bizarre.

But it also puts me in a jam. I have no idea when I will work again but I have to come up with money to get a new place in two months. My disability check barely covers the rent. I have to scramble every month to get money to pay bills. I ran out of stuff to sell. I keep my expenses as low as I can. But the problem is, my roommate found a Job in Sacramento. He's going to cover his half of the next two rent payments but after that, I am on my own. I can't cover the rent by myself here. So I need to get another place.

San Diego is ridiculous when it comes to the cost of living. I would move to Vegas or someplace I could afford where I know people but I don't have the means. This is putting me in a very scary situation.

When you're handicapped it's a lot harder to find a place you can live in and I can't move myself like I had for many years. I am going to need help again. I did not want to ask. I wanted to pay for it myself but the rug was pulled out from under me.

I need to find a place I can afford and have the money for first and last to get in plus a little for moving costs. I keep myself to just one room of stuff. I would just get a studio or something. But I will need money to do that.

So I will probably set up a new Gofundme cause in the next day or so. If you can help me again, it will be much appreciated. I will look at my options to see what I will need. I really wish I was not in such a jam again.

Thank you.
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Happy Holidays everyone. I am still months away from walking without assistance, but I am getting there, Here's a picture from last week's physical therapy session, I'm looking for work again and hope to be back on my feet early next year. Thanks for your support, You got me through some pretty hard times.
Free walking inside the parallel bars.
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Just an update, I got my new leg today. It'll be about three months before I can walk without assistance but I am on my way. Still can't work because of all my appointments with PT and docs, but I feel good now. Thanks again for all the support!
Trying it on for size
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Jeffrey Stackhouse
48 months ago
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James!! Glad you're doing well; wish you were doing better. So sorry that money makes such a difference in life, but glad you're working so hard, to deal in a positive manner. *Very* f'ing sorry you're lonely. PM some of your supporters (yay, internet!). You can always begin with me. My very best.

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Jonathan Burgers
36 months ago

That's great news! Hope things keep getting better and better for you.

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Bryan Monday
46 months ago

I know what it's like to be alone in a strange place. Not the best feeling. You seem to be handling all the adversity life has thrown into your path very well. Waiting for my tax refund. I should be able to help out. Not much, but , I hope it'll help.

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Robert Beerbohm
48 months ago

James, get back on your foot ASAP! I wish you the best and my apologies I could not help out more. Am still in midst of seeking a cure for Katy's medical travails.

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Best of luck James!

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Glad you are getting funded! Keep on writing those great stories.

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Jeffrey Stackhouse
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James!! Glad you're doing well; wish you were doing better. So sorry that money makes such a difference in life, but glad you're working so hard, to deal in a positive manner. *Very* f'ing sorry you're lonely. PM some of your supporters (yay, internet!). You can always begin with me. My very best.

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Jonathan Burgers
36 months ago

That's great news! Hope things keep getting better and better for you.

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Bryan Monday
46 months ago

I know what it's like to be alone in a strange place. Not the best feeling. You seem to be handling all the adversity life has thrown into your path very well. Waiting for my tax refund. I should be able to help out. Not much, but , I hope it'll help.

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Robert Beerbohm
48 months ago

James, get back on your foot ASAP! I wish you the best and my apologies I could not help out more. Am still in midst of seeking a cure for Katy's medical travails.

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