U.S. Army Specialist Jason Maimes (Medically Retired Veteran)
|Service-Connected Disability:||Suffers from severe PTSD; severe persistent asthma; elevated immunoglobulin levels to 2,680; several large bulging discs touching my Spinal Cord; Patellofemoral Syndrome in both knees.|
|Operation:||Operation of Iraqi Freedom - Deployed to Diyala River Valley, Iraq|
|Last Military Assignment:||4th SBCT, 2nd ID/ 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment Fort Lewis, Washington|
|Immediate Family:||Fiancé and our 18 month-old son|
|Personal Interests:||Raising my son; drawing; arts and crafts|
|Current Medical Care:||In-home PTSD Counseling; Colostomy Care; Psychiatry Meetings/Evaluations; Chiropractic Care|
|Current Situation:||During my tour of duty from October 2007 – June 2008 I was exposed to a MOPP Level 4 chemical that severely compromised my health. Prior to this exposure, I personally coordinated and carried-out a QRF mission to rescue an ambushed element and fought on the front lines. Since being medically retired in November 2008, I have suffered 2 heart attacks and 2 cardiac arrests amongst other persistent ailments. My family recently became alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project who directed us towards the VA Caregiver Program. We are currently in the evaluation phase of this program and anticipate acceptance within 4 months. Additionally, I have filed for Combat-Related Special Compensation Pay. The main reason for my family’s current financial hardship is that last year, after being awarded a VA 100% Disability Schedule Rating, I placed my back-pay towards a down-payment on a vehicle shortly after my son was born. However, only a couple months after purchasing the vehicle (including an extended warranty) the engine seized due to a water pump failure and the warranty company refused to honor my service contract. This directly forced me to voluntarily repossess the vehicle and borrow funds in order to purchase a used vehicle with a new down-payment. Rebuild Hope’s assistance will enable my family’s finances to somewhat stabilize until we receive our anticipated compensations. My fiancé’s commitment to taking care of our son and myself make it impossible for her to work outside the home. "|
|Requested:||$1000||Received: no-interest loan||Repayment: receipt of backpay|
The Maimes family joined Rebuild Hope in July 2014.
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