My name is Erik. I need as much help as I can get to pay for my surgery for my back. I have a pars injury in my lower spine. I don’t have insurance and have been paying for all my appointments, medications, lab work, and physical therapy out of my pocket.

Normally I wouldn’t even ask for help but after having a little mental breakdown before Christmas, I spent 17 days in the VA hospital to only get told they can’t help me because of my discharge. While in the hospital my boss called me to let me know he had hired someone to replace me.

I spent everything I had in the bank to get my self ahead in rent and other bills along with paying all my medical expenses. I suppose I’ll get to WHY I need help. Well with my PTSD and now back problem I can’t lift anything over 5lbs, can’t sit for more than 20 minutes at a time, and to top it off I can’t get a job because no one wants to hire someone that can’t even sit through the interview.

I’m trying to raise the money so I can pay for a fusion of the L5 disc and the S1. It truly sucks not being able to leave the house without being in tremendous pain. For the past 4 days or so I haven’t been able to even get out of bed it hurts so much. I’m at a point of complete desperation that if I could get up I’d be outside with a sign trying to raise the money. I’ve posted the link below. Thank you to whoever sees this and decides to help a veteran who has fallen through the cracks. Please reblog this even if you can’t donate.



Most people know that you have to go to Boot Camp. But do you know what comes afterward? For most Enlisted Sailors, it’s “A” and “C” School. These schools will train you for and give you the skills you’ll need to excel in your Navy career. Learn more by watching this video.