To Dennis and Committee (NCHF Awards Committee),
I would like to express how thankful and proud I am of you guys along with the NC Hero’s Fund. The last few years of my life has been on a downward slop. Being an Airborne Borne Infantrymen was my dream as a child and to serve the American people. But upon the completion of my deployment in 2012, I lost my best friend and two of my own soldiers due to an I.E.D attack. I suffered many injuries but some how manged to escape death. Which lead me to an Honorable discharge in March, 2013. I told myself that I would began school as soon as I could, and in August, 2013 I was enrolled as a full time student majoring in Emergency medicine. I later found myself facing many challenges, one being unemployed. I was in a financial hardship becoming months behind on bills, having to eat at friends houses, and replying solely on my post 9/11 payments. But since applying with the NC Hero’s fund I am now able to say that I will not be evicted or have my only means of transportation repossessed. I am so thankful of an organization like the NCHerosFund and your guys are a blessing. Just as I felt that this way of life was not in my favor you guys were there to remind me that there are people who care and that veterans are not forgotten.