After 30 years in law enforcement, 28 as a sworn officer and 2 as a dispatcher, I was forced to retire and go on disability.
Three bouts with cancer and an allergic reaction to the chemotherapy damaged my kidneys. I also developed severe osteoarthritis in my spine, neck, shoulders, wrists, hands, hips, knees and feet.
Due to having to take early retirement, I only get 78% of my pension.
Doctor has advised I need a recliner to help reduce the swelling in my lower legs. I cannot get out of a regular recliner due to my arthritis. Need a lift chair and cannot afford one! Please help.
The money is to purchase a lift chair which is a medical necessity according to my doctor.
Q. Why is the money needed? A. To purchase a lift chair
Q. Why is a lift chair needed? A. Doctor advised it is a medical necessity to reduce the edema (swelling) in my feet and lower legs. Must keep feet elevated. Due to arthritis, I am unable to get out of a regular recliner.
Q. Who is it for? A. Me...I have 30 years in law enforcement. 2 years as a dispatcher with Pt. Lookout, MO; 4 years as a sworn officer with the Carrollton, IL PD and 24 years with the Nevada, MO PD.
Q. Why can't you pay for it yourself? A. I had cancer 3 times. I had a severe allergic reaction to the chemotherapy. I am now in chronic kidney failure. I had to take an early retirement and lost part (22%) of my pension. I have doctor's appointments and lab work every 2 months and am being drowned with medical bills.