I write this letter to inform the public of the outrageous circumstances facing a disabled veteran right here in York County in hopes that change and justice will ensue. A disabled veteran in York County is currently trying to buy a home, but is being turned away for issues all precipitating from the fact that he is disabled, and I have the fortune of representing this man as his Realtor.
To explain briefly, our veteran has had stress related ailments since his return home from the First Gulf War. Although ill, this man’s pride yielded him the strength to better himself by pursuing higher education and work. Unfortunately, one of his stress episodes resulted in his hospitalization for heart disease, and he was diagnosed with a heart condition that numbered his days (but he has proven his doctors wrong!). The hospitalization rendered him and his wife unable to pay their bills, and they were forced to declare bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy could not clear the student loans, but the department of education granted our veteran a hardship forbearance that he would not have to pay back due to his disabled status. Our veteran and his wonderful wife have been honest and diligent, and have since had a wonderful financial record allowing them to qualify for a mortgage—if not for the waived student loan. The department of education refuses to wipe it from his record. Todd Platts was asked to assist in the matter, but has petitioned for him unsatisfactorily.
My words here come not only out of obligation to my client, but out of my obligation as an American to give back to these brave and selfless veterans and try to help them achieve justice.