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Tom Hopkins Jr. Veterans Fund

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This fundraiser ended on 05/26/12

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Help the Arsenault/Hopkins family support their own American Hero and others in the community.

This is a fund that is established to help out an outstanding Army veteran injured during multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq wars get much need equipment, a specialized wheelchair and bed, he needs to live his everyday life.

His health is diminishing more and more every day. He received a TBI (traumatic brain injury) while serving on tours in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003 and 2007. After returning home in 2008 it was found that he was also suffering from PTSD and had to leave his job due to ignorance of others in his workplace. In 2010, he started with neuropathy and syncope spells and it has progressed rapidly to the loss of use in both legs and working its way up. He has gone from an active young man to wheelchair bound in just a few years. He has an amazing positive attitude about the whole thing and is a part of several organizations making a difference. At this time they are unsure what is completely wrong and they might not never know. He is 100% disabled from the military and officially retired at 30 years old.

Tom is married to a wonderful woman, Kristina Hopkins, and has two beautiful step-daughters that live in Southeastern Wisconsin with him. They were married in 2010 and Kristina became his full time caregiver within months of the marriage. They are the true meaning of for better or worse through sickness and health. Their love grows stronger every day with every new challenge. They are also the full time caregiver for Tom's father (another disabled veteran with similar issues). He also has a sister, Denise Arsenault, who lives in Maine with her husband and daughters and tries to be an active part of his life. His mother also lives in Southeastern Wisconsin and seeking help for her own medical issues.

Please consider donating to this wonderful cause. Any money that is leftover will be put into a fund, Thomas Hopkins Jr. Fund, to help other disabled veterans that are suffering and in need of equipment. Everyone deserves to live a better life with some normalcy.

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