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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:45 AM

UPDATE -- YOU DID IT!!!! (LONG-TIME DUER, A VETERAN, NEEDS YOUR HELP!)

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(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified.")

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YOU GUYS ARE GOOD!!!!!!! THE GOAL HAS BEEN REACHED. PLEASE SEE POST #137, WHERE KBLAGBURN EXPRESSES HIS APPRECIATION AND GRATITUDE!!!








DUer, KBlagburn, has been here from THE BEGINNING, people. He has kindly shared many pictures and personal information with me about his life, so I would know with whom I was interacting as we worked toward getting the Wishlist post together to share with you all.

His situation is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Many veterans are facing dire financial situations, especially those who suffer with medical conditions that have rendered them disabled. People assume benefits cover everything, but they don't. While KBlagburn (Vet in Alabama @Wishadoo) is grateful for the benefits he does receive, his family is still in a mess right now.


PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN



PER KBLAGBURN:

I am a disabled vet and I haven't worked since I had a heart attack in Dec 2011. I do get 70% disability from the VA and that mostly helps cover the bills. I am very grateful to receive that benefit.

But there is nothing left.

Last month I did get behind a little on my rent for the first time and am now trying to play catch up. I currently have a pending claim with the VA, which we filed in Feb. and have recently learned that it is sitting on someone's desk just waiting for a signature. It has been there since aug 21. We applied to the VA for a hardship but that did not seem to make a difference.

One of the hardest parts of this situation is that I am constantly having to cancel my doctors appts at the VA for lack of gas to get there. I am currently rated for PTSD and struggle with depression. I also suffer from severe migraines, fibroymalgia, bad knees, among others. I am supposed to see my VA therapist and psychologist regularly but cannot see them for lack of funds to get there.

I have 4 kids, 2 boys, 2 girls. My 17-year-old son got a job at McDonalds to try to help, but they are only giving him about 8 hours a week. We do get food stamps but with 6 people they dont stretch very far and they last about 2 1/2 weeks.

We are just trying to hang on until my claim is finalized. My vet rep feels that I stand a good chance of getting 100%. I normally don't reach out to strangers but have run out of places to turn. If you like, I can provide any verification you need on any info. I have my VA ID card, DD214, rent receipts, copies of utility bills, anything you need. I have nothing to hide from anyone.

It's very hard to do, but I'm asking for any help you can provide. Ideally, if we could raise $1000 through the kindness of strangers and fellow DUers, that would help the situation I'm in since I've gotten so behind with everything. But I am extremely grateful for any help that is offered.

Thank you for reading this.




EDIT: His PayPal email is: kblagburn64@bellsouth.net

There is a link at the bottom of the Wishlist post that has worked for some people.
Note that the receipt may say "Magnolia Memories" and that *is* confirmed to be the correct PayPal account.

Click this link:



http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/127/i-am-a-vet-we-need-help-please


We both would GREATLY appreciate it if you would kindly:



* Recommend this thread and keep it kicked

* Share the Wishlist post with your social networks (or share from here, of course)

* Offer whatever support you can (financial support, information, advice, well wishes, etc.)


You can contact him here at DU through PM or at Wishadoo.



This is a picture of KBlagburn on the Saudi-Iraq Border 1991


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PLEASE NOTE: Anyone is welcome to use the tools at Wishadoo, so long as the Terms of Service are adhered to (basically "play nice" and don't lie). This includes creating posts in the Wishlist, a "craigslist of compassion." Most of us are struggling with one thing or another, and as you'll see, there are many categories in the Wishlist to cover a variety of issues/needs.

Wishadoo! is a portal of sorts, where there are tools to create more compassionate, cooperative communities; the Wishlist is where we can ask, offer, give, receive and pay it forward. If you create a Wishlist post, let me know your DU name, and I can start to do weekly or biweekly threads such as this to highlight DUers' needs and offerings.

Any contributions to Wishadoo! goes toward the cost of maintaining the site, NOT toward any Wishlist posts. That takes place one on one, between Wishadoo! members. If you are able to help with costs to keep the site going, we all appreciate your generosity tremendously. Thanks to those who have already helped support Wishadoo! ~ OneGrassRoot




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Reply UPDATE -- YOU DID IT!!!! (LONG-TIME DUER, A VETERAN, NEEDS YOUR HELP!) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 OP
tosh Sep 2012 #1
Sienna86 Sep 2012 #2
LeftofObama Sep 2012 #3
newfie11 Sep 2012 #4
Sienna86 Sep 2012 #5
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #7
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #8
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #11
tavalon Sep 2012 #17
tosh Sep 2012 #14
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #16
tavalon Sep 2012 #20
goclark Sep 2012 #6
BlueToTheBone Sep 2012 #9
Heidi Sep 2012 #10
rfranklin Sep 2012 #12
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #13
tavalon Sep 2012 #34
rfranklin Sep 2012 #40
tavalon Sep 2012 #53
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #41
LiberalLoner Sep 2012 #59
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #65
LiberalLoner Sep 2012 #77
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #79
LiberalLoner Sep 2012 #124
Jackpine Radical Sep 2012 #63
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #67
Jackpine Radical Sep 2012 #80
tavalon Sep 2012 #130
tavalon Sep 2012 #15
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #19
tavalon Sep 2012 #21
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #22
tavalon Sep 2012 #26
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #27
Lochloosa Sep 2012 #51
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #85
LiberalLoner Sep 2012 #61
GeorgeGist Sep 2012 #18
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #23
tavalon Sep 2012 #24
porphyrian Sep 2012 #25
porphyrian Sep 2012 #132
handmade34 Sep 2012 #28
rosesaylavee Sep 2012 #29
BanzaiBonnie Sep 2012 #30
Kookaburra Sep 2012 #31
Lifelong Protester Sep 2012 #32
tavalon Sep 2012 #33
daleanime Sep 2012 #35
spanone Sep 2012 #36
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rsweets Sep 2012 #52
Mokito Sep 2012 #54
mnhtnbb Sep 2012 #55
Hubert Flottz Sep 2012 #56
catbyte Sep 2012 #57
LiberalLoner Sep 2012 #58
nc4bo Sep 2012 #60
tavalon Sep 2012 #62
Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #64
Glorfindel Sep 2012 #66
barbtries Sep 2012 #68
sdfernando Sep 2012 #69
Jane Austin Sep 2012 #70
Barack_America Sep 2012 #71
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #72
DiverDave Sep 2012 #91
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #93
DiverDave Sep 2012 #73
tavalon Sep 2012 #142
magical thyme Sep 2012 #74
jsmirman Sep 2012 #75
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #76
Duer 157099 Sep 2012 #78
Fire Walk With Me Sep 2012 #81
southerncrone Sep 2012 #82
Kali Sep 2012 #83
Bobbie Jo Sep 2012 #84
KBlagburn Sep 2012 #86
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #90
onestepforward Sep 2012 #87
LadyHawkAZ Sep 2012 #88
one_voice Sep 2012 #89
TheOther95Percent Sep 2012 #92
GreenPartyVoter Sep 2012 #94
catchnrelease Sep 2012 #95
Blasphemer Sep 2012 #96
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #98
bunnies Sep 2012 #97
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #99
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #100
freshwest Sep 2012 #117
frylock Sep 2012 #101
blaze Sep 2012 #102
byronius Sep 2012 #103
chervilant Sep 2012 #104
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #105
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #106
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #107
ailsagirl Sep 2012 #108
KBlagburn Sep 2012 #109
patrice Sep 2012 #110
emilyg Sep 2012 #111
patrice Sep 2012 #113
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #122
patrice Sep 2012 #134
glinda Sep 2012 #112
lisainmilo Sep 2012 #114
defacto7 Sep 2012 #115
Vestigial_Sister Sep 2012 #116
daleanime Sep 2012 #118
Firebrand Gary Sep 2012 #119
irisblue Sep 2012 #120
Mr_Jefferson_24 Sep 2012 #121
Uben Sep 2012 #123
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #125
fun n serious Sep 2012 #126
Spacemom Sep 2012 #127
steve2470 Sep 2012 #128
TuxedoKat Sep 2012 #129
Tsiyu Sep 2012 #131
dogday Sep 2012 #133
patrice Sep 2012 #135
GardeningGal Sep 2012 #136
KBlagburn Sep 2012 #137
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #138
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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:49 AM

1. ...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:49 AM

2. Recommended

Will visit the link see how I can help.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:50 AM

3. Kick!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:52 AM

4. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:52 AM

5. PayPal link ??

Not working, or is it just me and not enough coffee?

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:54 AM

7. The code is being glitchy for me, too.

It works sometimes and not others. NO idea what that is about, but here is the email he uses for PayPal:

kblagburn64@bellsouth.net

Thanks much, and sorry about that.



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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:54 AM

8. It's not just you

It's me, too:

"Sorry — your last action could not be completed"

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:57 AM

11. I updated the OP and the Wishlist post with his email addy ...

The code provided for me to create the PayPal link works sometimes but not others. Weird.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:04 AM

17. The big button didn't work for me

The little ad banner above the button worked fine. Weird.

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:59 AM

14. Yup.

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Response to tosh (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:03 AM

16. OP edited to include w/PayPal info. n/t

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:05 AM

20. try the little banner above the big button

That's what worked for me.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:53 AM

6. kick please

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:56 AM

9. Thanks OGR!

Kicking for the morning crowd.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:56 AM

10. Kick! (nt)

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:58 AM

12. I sent a payment through PayPal and it said I had sent money to "Magnolia Memories" What's that?

 

and the link did not work for me either. I had to go to the Paypal site on my own.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:59 AM

13. Okay, I'm removing that code.

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Thanks for that. It should say "Vet in Alabama"

I'll contact the DUer to get a different link.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:36 AM

34. Mine said Vet in Alabama when I was first keying it in,

but my receipt said Magnolia Memories. I'm hoping that's maybe a hold over from him selling on Ebay or something. I'm fairly sure the money got to the right person.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:44 AM

40. I looked it up and it was a website associated with scrapbooking...

 

Probably okay.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #40)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:32 AM

53. They sound like a homey sort of family that would do scrapbooking

I'm no scrapbooker but I've known many. They remind me of my grandmother and her quilts. I have a soft spot in my heart for scrapbookers and quilters.

And I have got to stop posting. I'm in bed, winding down, but there's the siren call of the laptop......type on me, type on me.

No, go to sleep, Terri

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Response to tavalon (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:46 AM

41. Yeah, as long as it said "Vet in Alabama" when you first clicked...

you were in the right place.

Thanks again.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:56 AM

59. Mine just said Magnolia Memories too, does that mean the payment went to the wrong place???

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #59)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:32 AM

65. Did you insert the email addy (kblagburn64 (at) bellsouth.net)...

and at any point did it say "Vet in Alabama" on the PayPal page?

If so, it's fine. He must have used Magnolia Memories for something else at some point, so that's what is on the receipt.

Thank you so much.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #65)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:31 PM

77. I did but I don't remember it saying anything but Magnolia Memories. Hopefully it went to the right

place. I copied and pasted the address from here so I know it was right.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #77)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:00 PM

79. Yes, you were right. KBlagburn confirmed Magnolia Memories is also correct...

I didn't realize that when I first posted, so my apologies.

And THANK YOU for everything!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #79)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:41 AM

124. Thank you! And thank you so much for creating that site, what a great idea!

It really goes to show, one person can truly change the world for good!

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:03 AM

63. Magnolia Memories for me too.

What do I do now?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #63)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:32 AM

67. Please see my post above this, Jackpine...

and thanks.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #67)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:09 PM

80. Thanks to you as well for doing this.

I mean all of this.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #80)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

130. I second that!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:03 AM

15. With all the stuff about Romney today,

I'm worried that this will get buried. I really, really don't want to see that happen.

DUers, let's prove, once and for all, that we can walk and chew gum at the same time. Let's bury Romney as we lift up KBlagburn.

I'm going to issue a gentle and loving challenge. To my fellow middle class folks (no not the mythical ones Romney has conjured) - I got him one tenth of the way to his goal. Let's take this one home before the morning news shows are over!

Now, if you can't afford to take up my challenge, that is just fine. If you can give even $5, great. At least keep the thread kicked. I'm heading to bed soon.

This is what makes us good people. We're people who want to help people, whether they pay taxes or not (sorry, couldn't resist one jab at the Mittastrophe).

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Response to tavalon (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:04 AM

19. You rock!!! I am worried about the same but couldn't put it off any longer...

as this fine DUer needs our help.

YES, we can walk and chew gum at the same time and WE CARE.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:07 AM

21. I'm grateful to have the means to help

When I look at the whole world, I become despondent but when a person who has a known identity to me needs help and I can help, It is balm to my soul as well as helping them.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:08 AM

22. Indeed. That's one of my wishes and why I created Wishadoo!...

Being of service to others can be the greatest gift we can give ourselves.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

26. You created Wishadoo?

Whoa! That's huge.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:15 AM

27. ...

Yes, I did. Still working on it, trying to promote the various tools there, as I also work on surviving myself.

Thanks for the kind words. I really, really appreciate it.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:27 AM

51. Great Site and a Great Service. Congrats!

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #51)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:56 PM

85. Thank you very much.

Using the opportunity to thank you for your kindness to kick this again!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:58 AM

61. Wow, you are awesome, thank you! Bless you! Oh gosh I admire you so much!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:04 AM

18. kickadoo

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:09 AM

23. Leaving this to you guys for the morning, as I must work...

Sorry in advance if anyone has questions for me. I shall return...



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:11 AM

24. If I didn't say this the last time,

you are one cool person.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:12 AM

25. Hang in there. n/t

 

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Response to porphyrian (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:31 PM

132. . n/t

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

28. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

29. K&R

Wishadoo rocks. There is nothing else like it and am so grateful you do this OGR!

Will send what I can to help.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:19 AM

30. Kicking

I'll check my bank balance and send what I can.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:19 AM

31. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:30 AM

32. Keepin' it kicked!

Will come back after work to make a donation.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:34 AM

33. Last kick for me

I'm heading to bed. I've asked my dayshift hubby to keep it kicked.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:36 AM

35. K&R

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:37 AM

36. k&r...

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:37 AM

37. K&R.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:37 AM

38. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:51 AM

42. Best wishes.

 

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:51 AM

43. Kick.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:53 AM

44. I'm glad to help. Best wishes.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:14 AM

45. Kick

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:15 AM

46. Kick.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:17 AM

47. Kick

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:21 AM

48. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:25 AM

49. Kick for OGR and KBlagburn.

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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:26 AM

50. K

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:29 AM

52. link worked for me.. done

and done

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:40 AM

54. k&r

n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:46 AM

55. Happy to help. Hubby is retired from the VA: spent many years

providing psychiatric help to Veterans.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:48 AM

56. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:50 AM

57. K & R. DU is a wonderful place, but you already know that, KBlagburn

DU saved my cats and me just last week. The generosity of the members here is stunning and humbling. Thank you for your service and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Mom to Taz, Nigel, and baby brother Sammy, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"Dogs Aren’t Luggage--HISS!”
and
“THANK YOU, DU, FOR SAVING OUR HOME–PURR!”

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:55 AM

58. K&R, I donated, hope others will too.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:57 AM

60. ((hugs)) K&R. Forgot to add the link works fine! nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:03 AM

62. Bump

Even though I should be asleep.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:17 AM

64. I can't send money

(none to send) but I can certainly give this a kick. Good luck!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:32 AM

66. KBlagburn, fellow vet and DU member, is not a stranger to me

I'm happy to kick and recommend and will do whatever I can.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:51 AM

68. i will do what i can

to help this family. thanks Dena

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:52 AM

69. Kick

I'm already helping support a disabled friend so I can't give a lot, but I'll give a little and hope others will too. My father and 2 brothers are veterans and I'd want them to get help if they needed it.

Hope it all works out for this guy and his family!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

70. Done and dusted.

Donation made and thread kicked.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:54 AM

71. Kick. And please look into Travel Vouchers from the VA.

They have a program of paying for gas for veterans who have to travel to get their services, because VAs are often not their closest facility.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #71)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:17 AM

72. WONDERFUL...thanks for that suggestion!

I'll make sure he sees it.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #72)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:41 PM

91. And the VFW used to have a van to

pick up guys in Oregon to take them to Roseburg and Portland.

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #91)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:24 PM

93. Disabled American Veterans has hospital shuttle vans all over the country

Thanks for pointing out that transportation option.

For a vet, the best way to find out if your area is served is to call your VA hospital. They know about these services and can provide contact phone numbers to arrange a ride (the DAV may even have a transportation office in the hospital, as they do in mine).

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:56 AM

73. I wish I could help

but I just had to borrow 300 to turn my water back on.
God, will it never end??
I hope things work out for this guy.

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #73)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:22 AM

142. You did

You bumped the thread. You care.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:08 PM

74. K&R nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:11 PM

75. Helped with what I could kick in

hang in there!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:14 PM

76. THANKS EVERYONE -- PLEASE REC TO GET THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE!!!

Hard to do with all the Romney stuff.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:44 PM

78. Kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:32 PM

81. Kick, Recommend, and Solidarity!

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:53 PM

82. Kick!

Why are we allowing deserving heroes to end up in such dire straits, while others are born into privilege & deserve to stay there simply because of some ordained (albeit undeserved) birthright?

Our world is not serving 99% of its inhabitants, because 1% has their foot on our back. Time to cut them from our lives & support our fellow 99%!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:59 PM

83. kick

and hope he gets through this, know he has been struggling for a while

sent a little, thanks for the post - THIS is what I think Dems are about.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:10 PM

84. Kick

....and thank you, OGR!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 02:56 PM

86. Thank you for you kindness and generosity.

I am overwhelmed. Words do not do justice to the gratitude I wish to express. Thank you so much.







This is a picture of me on the Saudi-Iraq Border 1991
Though you might like to put face to the postl

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Response to KBlagburn (Reply #86)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

90. I added this pic to the OP.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:03 PM

87. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:04 PM

88. Kicking. KBlagburn, I am so sorry

I have nothing to give right now but a kick and rec.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 04:16 PM

89. Done...

hope it helps! Wish I could have done more. Good luck to you and your family!

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

92. I donated.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:41 PM

94. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:58 PM

95. Kick

I don't use paypal but will see about sending a donation via snail mail. My husband is a disabled Vietnam vet and he volunteers with a group called Project Healing Waters to help other vets with mental/physical problems, so we're well aware of how the VA works or doesn't. We're happy to help if we can.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:06 PM

96. Kick

Thank you for sharing this OGR. Wishadoo is such a wonderful resource and one of the few spaces online that is 100% rooted in compassion, generosity, healing and love. I hope that my contribution is sufficiently helpful and I'm sure KBlagburn will make it through this difficult time.

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #96)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:53 PM

98. You're so sweet....thank you.



EVERYONE'S contribution -- including those who kick and rec but are in dire straits themselves financially and can't donate -- are helping TREMENDOUSLY.

Moral support. It means the world.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 06:08 PM

97. Wish I could have given more...

but I hope every little bit helps.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:22 PM

99. EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ARE HELPING SO MUCH!!!

TRULY.

EVERYONE'S contribution -- including those who kick and rec but are in dire straits themselves financially and can't donate -- are helping TREMENDOUSLY.

Moral support. It means the world.

Unlike some people, we know that we're in this together.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:27 PM

100. a gentle and supportive kick back to the top

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #100)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:15 AM

117. Another kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 07:42 PM

101. knr

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:15 PM

102. K&R

Happy to help.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:11 PM

103. K&R.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:26 PM

104. K & R

(I wish that I could help, but I'm in a similar situation: no money, no job, and living rent-free with a total stranger...)

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:31 PM

105. How are we doing, OGR?

Do we have an update on how far along we are toward the goal? Inquiring minds...putting more work on you...

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #105)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:34 PM

106. LOL...I was hoping to get an update myself...

but I'm sure KBlagburn will let me know tomorrow morning, and I'll be sure to let you guys know (if he hasn't done so himself by then).

I'm calling it a night, but will check in super early.

Thanks, Everyone!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #106)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:37 PM

107. And thank you, for all the good you do




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 09:52 PM

108. KICK

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:04 PM

109. THANK YOU DU FAMILY!!!! GOD DOES WORK MIRACLES & SO DO DEMOCRATS

I cant say thank you enough. This is beyond my wildest imaginations. You have blessed me and my family so much. Words are not enough to say thank you from the bottom, top, and middle of my heart. Thank you for helping to reach our goal.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:33 PM

110. K&R

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Response to patrice (Reply #110)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:49 PM

111. ... k/r

 

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Response to emilyg (Reply #111)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:56 PM

113. Thanks! It's the only thing I can do . . .

right now, 'cause I have less that $10. between me and the end of the month.

Thank goodness my son got a job recently.

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Response to patrice (Reply #113)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:10 AM

122. So many of us are there...

We're not alone.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #122)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:59 PM

134. Thanks, I needed that. Not fitting in isn't as easy as some people think it is &

I have it relatively easy in that regard, compared to some people I know.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 10:52 PM

112. KICK

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:06 PM

114. Kick! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:15 AM

115. K&R

Hang in there...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:26 AM

116. Kick it

Sent something...good luck!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:15 AM

118. Again K&R...........

Again!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:21 AM

119. Kicked and recommended.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:05 AM

120. kick!

prayers sent, I am sorry I cannot do more this time.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 05:10 AM

121. K&R -- Hope things turn better for you and your family.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:43 AM

123. Good luck, kblagburn

Hope my donation helps you over the hump. We all need a little help from our friends from time to time. God bless.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:47 AM

125. HUGE HUGS OF GRATITUDE TO YOU ALL -- I hope to have an update by noon

I'll come back around lunchtime and hopefully KBlagburn will have an update for us, and I'll then update the OP accordingly.



PLEASE KNOW.....







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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:55 AM

126. rec

kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:28 AM

127. Donated, K & R

Many prayers and good wishes for you and your family.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:29 AM

128. k&r nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:48 AM

129. I hope

your disability claim gets approved soon so you can get the care you deserve on a regular basis. (((HUGS and PRAYERS)))

TK

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:25 PM

131. kick








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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:33 PM

133. K&R

For the best damn group of people there is....

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:00 PM

135. KICK!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:44 PM

136. I made a contribution yesterday. nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:51 PM

137. THANK YOU DU FAMILY!!!! The goal has been met!!

To all the DU family. From the bottom of my heart and soul, I send my everlasting gratitude and my love. What you have done for me and my family is beyond measure, is beyond words. If you believe in angels, they are here. I believe that with all my heart and soul. thank you, thank you, thank you. And may God bless each and everyone of you.

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Response to KBlagburn (Reply #137)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:10 PM

138. Yay!!!! I updated the OP and directed them to your comments here.

Blessings to you and yours, and everyone here.



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Response to KBlagburn (Reply #137)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:21 AM

141. I am so glad for you

This is the best part of DU. The caring about each other part.

Go get 'em tiger!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 04:39 PM

139. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

140. Wonderful!

I came here to kick and I find great news!

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