"I was exposed to mortar, small arms and IED attacks while on patrol duty in Baghdad and Balad, Iraq. "

Army Staff Sergeant Michael Esenwein (Veteran)

Home: Wesley Chapel, FL
Service-Connected Disability: PTSD, hearing loss, knee and spine injuries
Operations: Iraqi Freedom (Two Tours)
Last Military Assignment: Army Field Artillery, 3rd Division
Immediate Family: Wife and 2 young children
Personal Interests: Spending time at the beach with my family, picnics and outdoor sports.
Current Situation: "I was laid off from my job as an IT specialist and am currently looking for new employment. If unable to begin work by the end of June when my current lease ends, my family will live with my parents until I have a steady source of income. In January 2012 I filed a claim for my disabilities with the Veterans Administration. I have completed my medical evaluations and told the VA expects to determine my disability compensation in 2014. Rebuild Hope has helped my family by paying two months of overdue rent and utilities AND helped us create a 12-month budget so we now can more carefully manage our spending."
Current Requests: &nbsnbsped: $2000 Received: $1700 Still Need: $300*


* Honored: Rebuild Hope provides emergency funds upfront in excess of actual donations.

The Esenwein family joined Rebuild Hope in May 2013.

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