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I'm on disability.   In 2002 I was injured in the army.  The amount of money I make on disability is way below the poverty level.  But I usually manage to get by.

I've tried to get a job over the years, but it's always been too much on me.  I can't stand for very long without pain, and I can't sit for too long without pain.  I have progressive disk disease and a narrowing spine.  

I'm behind in rent because I was finally able to manage to get my VA doctor to send me to a neurosurgeon.  And it cost me money that I can't really afford.  So now I might be homeless because I tried to get help.  I have a crushed disk in my spine in the neck that pinches on a central nerve.  This causes pain throughout my body but also causes parts of my body, like hands and legs (even neck sometimes) to just stop working momentarily.  I drop stuff.  I fall.  

The neurosurgeon collected my money and told me that my situation is hopeless.  There's nothing to be done.  I will just suffer in worse and worse pain while my body also continues to lose functionality until I die.  Someone said I should get a second opinion, but the first opinion cost me my rent money and now I might become homeless.

So besides all that, my son is graduating from high school in June.  He lives in another state.  I can't afford to go see my son graduate.  

I don't like asking for help.  I am poor because I am injured, and my goal to heal so that I can stop being poor made me poorer.  I don't want to be homeless because I tried to heal.  

And I very much need to see my son graduate.  It's the only light in my world right now.  

Please, if you can, help.
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Help has reached 104% of its goal. Thanks to Anonymous.
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Just wanted to update folks on my situation.

Regarding the trip to see my son graduate, plane tickets are bought. I still need to find funds to pay for the lodging and food. I'll be staying at a place on Ft. Jackson that is $80 a night for four nights.

Regarding rent, I'm still a month behind. It doesn't look like eviction will be impending so long as I can catch up in the next few weeks.

My phone is about to get shut off, and I don't have money for cat food (for my cat...) which is about to run out in a few days, or to do laundry, so I'm recycling clothes from the hamper every day, doing the sniff test.

Thanks to Ivan, Stan and Cathedral in the Night for your support.
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