how do you plan to help this man?

Met him in Oklahoma. 

  • 66 years old 
  • Vietnam Veteran 
  • Honorable Discharge 
  • Divorced
  • 2 children that migrated with mom emotionally – they are polite when he calls 
  • No immediate family left
  • Not drawing social security 
  • Teeth were rotten
  • Had friends that died from agent orange. He said they told him agent orange was safe
  • Had 3 encounters with the V.A. that, in his opinion, went south pretty quick. He spoke of arrogant and sarcastic attitudes. The ones he met had never served
  • He met folks that sought him out. For 40% of his social security, they would help him apply. 
  • He never cried as we talked.
  • He thought what I was doing was amazing. 
  • He wouldn’t let me give him anything
  • He had tears in his eyes and gave me a big hug as I left 

He knew his situation was self imposed, but couldn’t figure a way back.

    How would you help? Where would you start? Would you resign yourself to helping this one man? 

    A representation of a man that spoke with me about his situation

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    One response to “how do you plan to help this man?

    1. Wowser! Fabulous drawing along with moving words that wrapped around my heart! Kind Regards -K

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