As you may know, we here at Stack-Up help both our active duty troops and of course, veterans from all walks of life. We recently received a request from Joseph who had served in the Navy and was having some troubles back at home from that experience involving tinnitus and some carpel tunnel. Read on to see what Joseph had to say in his request.
My name is Joseph and I am a navy veteran. I served March 23, 2009 to May 23, 2013 with an Honorable discharge. I started at Recruit Training Command, Naval Air Station Pensacola, and finished my service at Tinker Air Force Base which I served as an AME-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment.
Due to noise and/or jet fuel exposure, I lost my hearing in my right ear and have very bad tinnitus. Taking care of the plane to keep my aircrew safe I put tons of hard work into the Boeing 707 (E-6 Mercury) and now have carpel tunnel in my hands. I left the service to better my family’s life but now I am just losing a grip on life.
Depression is just kicking my butt right now because of the constant screaming ringing in my ear. I hate to ask but I need help.
Of course, Joe, we would be glad to help. Joseph mentioned that he was looking for some XBox One action to play games with his family and we were only too happy to oblige. We loaded up a Supply Crate with the latest Xbox games and goodies as well as an XBox One console and sent it on its way. When Joseph received his crate he took the time to write us back and sent along some great photos as well!
To Stack-up, Thank you guys so much for this. This organization and the people who donate to it are fantastic. As a veteran who doesn’t wear his injuries on the outside, I find it hard to ask for help. I believe what you guys did and are doing here is the right thing.I would do anything in service of this country and to keep its good people safe.
Knowing that I got some recognition and was able to provide someone the opportunity to give at the same time makes me happy. Here is a picture of me and my two kids (David and Zoey) enjoying your pleasant surprise. My wife Brittany was holding the camera.
Thank you Joseph for writing back and sharing pics of David, and Zoey and of course thanks to Brittany for snapping them! We hope the gaming goodness provides a bit of relaxation, bonding, and raises the spirits just a bit. We are thankful for your service Joe and in turn are happy to be able to give just a bit back to an amazing sailor such as yourself!
If you’d like to make a donation that gets sent over to our troops as a Supply Crate, Stack-Up takes lightly used PS4, and Xbox One games and gear as well as cash donations. Please help us help these vets out here: