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Please Help Disabled Veteran With Accessible Home!

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David received a traumatic brain injury while serving in the Navy, and now suffers from seizures, blackouts, tremors, and severe headaches.

He was stationed aboard a destroyer on a mission in the Caribbean Sea in October 1995, when their ship went through a hurricane. They were being tossed around quite violently, and as David went down a ladder to get off deck, a pin that holds the ladder in place came out causing both the ladder and him to fall several feet to the second deck. He was found unconscious and taken to sickbay. It was discovered that his right hand was broken in several places and, he had a large bump on his head. His hand was splinted but his head injury was not thought serious enough to warrant attention. A little less than two months had gone by when he had a massive seizure and was flown by helicopter to a naval hospital. After numerous seizures and tests, it was discovered that his brain had been injured when he fell, and a blood vessel was leaking, and a large blood clot had formed. It was dissolved by medication but by this time permanent damage had been done, He continued having seizures. Because of his weakened condition he developed pneumonia and a very high fever. Due to the extreme high temperature further brain damage was done. After six months in the naval hospital, David was given a medical discharge and a small pension.

It became necessary for him to move back home with us, his family. At present we live in a mobile home, in a trailer park, and are hoping to raise enough money for a down payment on a handicapped accessible home.
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In 2009 while living in NC and looking on an online realtor site David found what looked and sounded like the perfect home in the mountains of WV. It wasn’t very old and had only one previous owner. He applied for a VA Loan and was told that it would be inspected. He was informed that it passed so he signed the loan papers and moved in only to discover numerous structural defects. David contacted the realtor, VA Loan Department, as well as the finance company and they all said there was nothing they could do as it had been inspected and passed. After 4 years of trying to get help, he was forced to let the home be foreclosed on. Because of defaulting on the loan, he no longer qualifies for a VA Loan. Now in order to buy a home he needs to get a conventional loan from a lender which requires a large down payment. Due to trying to make repairs on the house in WV as well as the expense of moving back to NC, he can’t come up with a down payment. The saddest part of this story is while living in WV his four- legged guardian angel passed after 15 years of watching over him. She had the uncanny ability to let him know ahead of time if he was about to have a seizure. Her remains now rest at the base of a pink dogwood tree in WV. David no longer knows ahead of time that he is going to have a seizure, and sometimes falls and gets injured.
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