In November of last year a gentleman in the retirement community where I am living asked if I would not mind driving him, in his car, to the local VA hospital. After nearly three months of taking him to the VA each week with no change in his condition and very limited treatment I took him to a local clinic. It did not take the doctor long to diagnose a bad case of pneumonia. Further testing, a few days later, disclosed a serious heart condition with his hear beating less than 30 times a minute. He was very near the point of no return with respect to his heart. Two weeks ago he had a pacemaker installed and the heart condition is now under control. The day before he was sent to the Heart Hospital of New Mexico he began to have difficulty in walking with very weak legs. The doctors have said this would not be a result of the heart condition so he was transferred to the rehabilitation hospital to discover the issue with walking. As a result of the pneumonia and heart disease the gentleman has developed a moderate case of dementia.
Through volunteering to help this man out, as his friend, I learned there is a significant number of men and women veterans with no family or other relatives to care for them, no one to mourn their passing, no family to place flowers on their graves when they pass, no one period.
We are moving forward with developing our apostolate to provide assisted living and care for these brave souls. We cannot do this alone. We need your help in raising funds to purchase the first house which will become the home for the men and women we will serve. Your donation of any amount will go a long ways toward our being able to purchase and renovate the property for assisted living use. By making a donation today, you are thanking these men and women for their placing their very lives on the line in defense of the freedoms we enjoy in these United States.