The above showed up on a Jeep enthusiast tumblr I was looking through this morning.
She opted out at age 29, when she might appear to be living the dream. Great looks, body, Jeep, frequently on the mountain trails, also was into shooting pistols, rifles, drinking beer, and cheering at baseball and football games.
How come, right? Well, a moment looking at her facebook page peels back the shiny happy life appearance, and a recent or ongoing divorce, plus complete bankruptcy due to her dog's predictable (Great Danes are famous for hip dysplasia) health problems, on top of a recent pregnancy that didn't work out.
So, keep in mind that people are often buried under a mountain of problems, and those problems are often of the brief and solved with cash variety. Be a compassionate friend, not a part of the problem.
There are simply far too few military vet medical career women hitting the gym who will Jeep, drink a beer, enjoy a ball game, and can group their shots, for any of them to figure that there's no reason to live anymore. (I just described the perfect woman to more than half the guys and women reading this)
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and if anyone knows of a philanthropic charity, that realizes lives change for as little as a thousand or 2 dollars, spread the word. That's really all it takes in a lot of cases to make the difference between getting through, past, over, or around the block in someones world that keeps them from hoping any more.
It's a bit of a long shot, and I don't have them on speeddial, but, Dave Shelly and Chainsaw are a radio station morning show, and in December have a 12 days of Christmas, where they give away a thousand dollars a day, and I'm pretty sure they do the same for Christmas In July for the military, when a thousand dollars will make the difference for 12 people nominated by you, anyone, for someone, even including you. http://www.kfmbfm.com/category/192804/dsc
Calling up a radio morning show isn't a bad idea, as was proved when Becky called into Jeff and Jer Show one morning in 1999. Now, Becky's House is a place for victims of domestic violence. I shit you not. I was listening that morning when Becky called in. There were massive efforts in motion PDQ believe me. Then they funded it with a god damn amazing concert called Jingle Ball, and again, I shit you not, superstar singers and bands volunteered a bit of time to perform so they could sell hundred dollar tickets to a limited crowd of fans.
in 1999 Def Leppard, Duran Duran and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
in 2000 98°, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, and Third Eye Blind
in 2001 it was Stevie Nicks, Barenaked Ladies, Alanis Morissette, Blondie, and Sugar Ray
in 2003 there were the Counting Crows, Seal, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Donna Summer and the Bangles
in 2004 Chris Isaak
in 2005: Alanis Morissette, Los Lonely Boys, Switchfoot, the B-52's, Train and Hootie and the Blowfish
in 2007 Lenny Kravitz and Matchbox 20
in 2009 among other were Uncle Cracker and Michelle Branch
in 2010 David Archuleta, and Sara Bareilles
in 2012 among others were Chritina Perri and Jason Mraz
They raised crazy money by auctioning tickets, for about a dozen years or so.
Anyway, I hope you can help those who need it. If you need help, I hope you don't stop til you get it.