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Miracles Do Come True - I am Living Proof! My ATS Christmas Story

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posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 12:48 AM
I've loosely followed your threads concerning your situation over the last year or maybe more, and I just wanna say I admire your fortitude and determination!

Merry Christmas Heff!

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 04:18 AM
Heff i know where you have been and what you have gone through . In my case it wasn't a money thing but more of , our family doesn't have mental issues . I have been working again for over 3 years now and most days are pretty good . The black dog although out of site at the moment pokes his head out from behind the trees once in a while . Luckily once i start to feel down (depressed ) i have developed a whole host of tricks to get myself back on track . Keep up the fight brother . We are what we are . No surrender .

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 05:37 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

Welcome back to the rest of us Heff,I'm glad you had your life turn around quickly for you. I hope in time that the rest works out well too.I used to tell my boys while they were growing up,that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom. It changes the way you look at the world. And while at rock bottom you have no where else to go but up. Have yourself a very very merry Christmas my friend.

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 07:43 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

Merry Christmas..
I pray you have a wonderful one this year! EAT FOOD and have joy!

this was given me this year, so this year, I will give it to others who may like it.

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 08:04 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

Heff, I'm sending you all the joy and cheer that I can this holiday season. Seeking help and benefiting from that help are not always on the same path. You have come a long way. Keep going my friend. I'll see you around the data-mining, CIA inspired social media tool.

Merry Christmas bud.


posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 10:34 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

Perspective changes the way we look at the world, and determines if we appreciate the things we have. I enjoy reading up on the things you share with us here on ATS, glad to hear your thoughts are in the right place. I don't need a holiday to wish you the best man, you deserve it.

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 10:37 AM
Great post Heff! Believe me I understand your light at the end of your tunnel. My situation is different, but the end result was the same. You sit in that light and go 'So this was what all that bull#### was for!' I think it's to make us that much more grateful for the things/people around us now. I know I sure am

Merry Christmas to everyone on ATS. May everyone get their Christmas miracles this year!

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 07:25 PM
So glad the right miracle came through, and the thing you have that many don't, is a free blank open slate, each day. You can choose, your interests, and shine. Sometimes things that aren't blessings are in the end. May this year be a good one for you full of healing and happiness. And lots of freedom.

posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 11:30 PM
Thank all of you for the support and kind words. My deepest hope is that all of you and yours are having a blessed and beautiful Holiday!

posted on Dec, 25 2014 @ 01:58 PM
That was beautiful Heff. So glad you're doing better. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 01:11 AM
You are one of the few people I always read. Life is a struggle for many of us. We deal or experience it differently but we are deep down all the same. All the best to you Heff.

posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 03:51 PM
Truly inspirational. I at 21 was struck with some illnesses that now require daily medications. Although not disabled, I understand the burden and sympathize with your situation. Illness is nothing to be ashamed of nor for others to fear. I am happy your family realized this.

posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Yes, miracles do happen, thought he wait can sometimes seem long! Glad you were able to see that, and to get to where you are now. Also that you chose to share your story, so perhaps others can find a ray of hope. Lots of issues with various members, I am sure (myself included).

You do have strength, too, and that you saw your way through to where you are now shows this. Not everyone does.

Merry Christmas, late, to you and all!

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:10 PM
You have my respect and my interest. I too came through the grinder. It wasn't your grinder, it was mine, it was was the same.
The downward spiral, the clinging to the old norm, the hitting of the homeless bottom, and now the climb back up. I see you, I feel you, and I am you. Getting the children back is really amazing. Moving out of the "recuperation housing" is phenomenal and truly an independence day. I applaud you and your effort. I only bring up my past to reaffirm that there are many like you, like us, that have found the way back. For you others that may read this: Do not give up on your fellow man, we need to lift each other from time to time. Give someone the hand that they need.

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:12 PM
Wow. Never knew you had any of this going on Heff. Amazing.

Now maybe I missed it, but so what exactly did you do in that year to get from the group home into your own home? Your family put up the money? Or did you find a job, or what? That was a little unclear to me.

I have myself been one step from where you were, losing my home and everything- and that was in Atlanta, too.
Consequently, I just had to get out of there. Too many bad memories.

Then after another long, hard road- now things are a bit better, have a job, and getting the bills paid.


posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:33 PM
a reply to: TrueAmerican


I've been in the process of getting SSDI for six years now. It's been an unfathomable struggle. Last year I finally got to see a judge who granted my SSDI - but in his finding ( which gets sent a few weeks after the court date ) the Judge used two loopholes ( one was literally that I had posted to FB "Good day today" a few years back ) to both grant my SSDI and deny it all in one stroke. The other loophole was that he admitted my illness was real but he chose an onset date five years into my application process.

To make that clear - he said "John was faking his illness until THIS day - then the exact illness he was faking became real". In doing so he caused a situation where my last job was not close enough to my "approval" date to qualify for SSDI.

So I got SSI instead and am still fighting that war to get my full disability ( which is three times as much as SSI based upon my past income ).

That, in a nutshell, is the story.

Over those years of waiting and fighting all of my savings, retirement, assets, etc. all got liquidated and spent trying to survive. I ended up a year short in resources ( Thank you divorce ).

posted on Dec, 27 2014 @ 09:57 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

So I got SSI instead and am still fighting that war to get my full disability ( which is three times as much as SSI based upon my past income ).

WOW, I had and still have a almost 22 year battle to hang onto my disability payments, I never stood before a real judge but I did have to travel out of town and offer myself as a "Human Pin Cushion" for any tests the insurance company deemed necessary. When that failed they then demanded a list of things I could do from my Specialist and he refused to provide any type of list.

My workplace insurance company would not let it go though, they kept up the out of town appointments at a constant barrage that was sapping our finances. We had just bought our first home weeks before I got sick, and 9 months later I still had not seen any money at all so this was very expensive and possibly the end of our dreams.

My CPP disability payments were approved in less than one month. But the payments are very small and don't even cover the utilities.

Anyways after my wife having to take time off of work to drive me out of town (120 mile round trip) and the stress it was causing me caused my Specialist to flip right out at the insurance adjudicator in his office:-)

Simply put he said, Lady next time we meet will be in court and you are paying all costs and I want you to write a check out right now for these folks (Me and my other) for their time and gas.

Never got that check and should have been about 3K but I still get my payments.
Funny thing is I still have to jump through the medical hoops whenever the insurance company says so but it is all here in town after that fateful meeting.

Call me evil but that last meeting out of town made the lady adjudicator cry and I laughed in the hallway after we left and she caught that:-) Didn't bother me one bit nor the wife either once outside the hospital we High fived each other.

Your not alone Heff.
Regards, Iwinder

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posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 02:07 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

Hi Heff,

I have read your story you posted nearly a year ago and truly believe it is a miracle. I for one am currently in your shoes where you were 1 year ago to this very day, but through much

prayer and guidance I'm being useful and taken care of by people that aren't afraid to recognize and help those that need a hand up ..not a hand out.

I've spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with a family that loves the mention before, to which I'm eternally grateful.

Thank you... for the courage for posting this~! I'm deeply encouraged and you've lifted my chin to look to the skies from where my help comes from.

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand and His countenance shine upon you, even now.

love you my Friend..

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