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December 27, 2012
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Help a soldier with unfortunate luck

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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My name is Chris Nikolai, I am an information systems specialist for the US Army National Guard, I have had health issues for about 7 years now and recently it has been getting a lot worse. My condition right now is unknown but I am having heart and neurological problems with blacking out and having seizures, sometimes conscious seizures where I have amnesia for a while. Because of this problem, I cannot work or drive and am also being discharged from the military. I am now forced to continue seeking medical help to find the cause of my problems with on income or insurance. I started a fundraiser on IndieGoGo to try to get some people to donate money so I can find out what is going on with my health and hopefully get myself on medication and disability. I would appreciate if you could take a look at my page, read my story, and donate. If you cannot donate please spread this story around the best you can. Thank you in advance for any help you may provide.

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dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Although you deactivated your account, I'd like to let you know that this topic would suit your Journal better.
Please read the Forum Posting Guidelines before posting!

Take care!
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Update: Sorry I asked for help or advice on this issue, didn't realize this world was SO jam packed with self-righteous pricks hell-bent on sitting on a forum for helping people making matters worse. You can all kindly go fuck yourselves.
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290Pika Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Although it turns out you deactivated...

The forum's intended for people asking for advice with life, not help in the form of monetary donations or even comments.

Things that the forum isn't really intended for:
"So and so deviant is feeling down, go send her comments to cheer her up!"
"I need help with my charity drive, click here to donate!"
"I'm really strapped for cash and would appreciate the help."
"I'm strapped for cash and am willing to do commissions in exchange."

Things that the forum is more intended for:
"How do I come out to my friends and family?"
"My boyfriend is being a jerk, and I don't know what to do?"
"Should I change my major?"
"I am in need of medical attention, but I don't have the money. What should I do?"
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Suck, but this really isn't the place to be asking for handouts.
This place is for getting advice.

As much as it probably sucks to be you right now, you are by far not the only one who is having a hard time. I had to split a single package of gum as Christmas gifts for everyone because that's all I could do. But you don't see me asking for people who have no reason to give me anything to give me free money. Understand too, that this is the internet, and you might as well be a Nigerian Prince promising me a Bazillion dollars if I send you something. Does that make sense to you?
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Once again this isn't really asking for handouts, this is asking for help spreading the link around because there ARE people who would donate.. look through IndieGoGo and see some of the other things people donate to, there are plenty. This isn't just going through a 'hard time' this is pretty much I get this done or I lose my life. As stated in this forum guideline this forum is used for people to 'ask for help' with real life issues which this obviously is.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I think you're misinterpreting what that means. Asking for advice, is different than asking for people to spread the word about something. That isn't what this forum is designed for.

Also, lots of people gave money to nigerian princes too.
Honestly, I don't see why you feel that you're honestly that much more special than everyone else. Yeah, your situation sucks, but you kind of go about it in a really self absorbed way.
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I apologize for getting screwed over and not having family or friends nor a job anymore to get medical attention, I will do as you wish and sit here and slowly die. Never once said I was better than anyone, simply asking for help is not self absorbed...
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Asking for help isn't.

But arguing that this is the place to ask for free money when it isn't is.
Answers like the one you just gave, are. I deal with 10 kids a week that have it worse than you, and do it with more humility and grace than I think you are even capable of. Like I said, your situation sucks, no doubt about it, but going about it the way you are, isn't doing you any favors.
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EldingaGunman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Sucks :(

Have you ruled out epilepsy and brain tumors, or had any medical checks at all?
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The process of medical treatments is currently not up to me, I am awaiting authorization to go through to a neurologist but there are some irregular heart patterns found so it is very likely a combination of things. Other than that, I haven't been able to go anywhere else for testing.
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EldingaGunman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You have made an appointment then? Or is the military somehow holding you up? If you are stuck in the system when in need of medical help, but unable to get it because of their standards and restrictions, then you should be able to get them to pay at least partially for the problem. If you do have a potentially dangerous issue, they should not be keeping you from examination of a good doctor.
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know it sucks but I DO still need their authorization to seek medical attention or at least get them to tell me to do whatever I can for it, I've had about 5 appointments with cardiologists so far as the military thought the issue might be a cardiac arrhythmia, which there is a spot of but the cardiologist noted that the type of blackouts and symptoms associated with them are seizures and he is referring me to a neurologist... since the military only told me to see a cardiologist, I do need their authorization to pursue it further with a neurologist. Working the best I can at it trust me, been calling my unit all day egging them to contact medical command to let me go to whatever doctor I need to to get this done.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Don't you get aid from the government since you served?

And begging for money online doesn't go well here. Stick to your journal
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can only receive government aid from the military if it is a direct service related injury, which it is not. It is a condition that is just getting worse and they refuse to cover any of it.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Then your sol. :/

Gotta learn how to take care of yourself.
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
learn to take care of myself? this is a condition that has nothing to do with what I do or have done, something I have no control over that I have lost everything to. There's nothing I CAN take care of, only thing I CAN do is continue seeking medical help to get the treatment I need.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Huh sounds the same thing that happened to my bf yet he still found a way to take care of himself.

Go to a free clinic or a low income housing one.
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, you're such a helpful, caring person.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Im not going to give handouts to people I don't know nor care about. That's life kid.
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Then don't comment and act like you're better then them. Move along and leave them be.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Are you going to help?
Probably not and so is 99% the rest of da. It's because this site is filled with teenagers who don't have credit cards or money.

He should ask family and friends. Not begging online.
It's worse than doing it on streets.
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Nikohost Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am not begging for money, I am ASKING for help. I don't have friends and my family does not have any means to help the situation. I do not have connections on social media so there is no way for me to even ask people for help. IndieGoGo has campaigns for people that need money for their own SELFISH needs and people donate ALL the time to those people. I am asking for help spreading my story and hopefully get to someone that WANTS to help. In no way is this begging.
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I AM going to help because he's my fiance.
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