DPD Officer, Injured in Iraq, In Need of Help

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DPD Officer Andrew Litz
This morning, KDFW ran a piece on Dallas Police Officer Andrew Litz, a 30-year-old assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division who came this close recently to having his utilities cut off. The reason: Litz hasn't been able to work for weeks, and, according to the department, he's exhausted all of his sick, vacation and comp -- which means he isn't getting paid, which means he and his wife Heather and their two kids (ages 4 and 5) are in dire straits.

Litz is on family medical leave at the moment. That's because in 2005, a year before he joined the force, he was serving in Iraq when his Humvee struck a land mine. When he was injured, according to the department's Facebook page this afternoon ...
... the military medical staff stated he was simply suffering from a bad concussion. Officer Litz has been suffering from severe migraines, making him extremely sick and unable to sleep. The doctors have now determined that he has a brain injury and are relating it back to the injury that was ruled a concussion while he was serving in Iraq. His situation has worsened.
The Assist the Officer Foundation is trying to help Litz and his family pay the bills. But money's tight. Hence a fund-raising car wash scheduled Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lone Eagle Fighting Arts at 525 W. Arapaho Road in Richardson. Or you can make a donation directly to Assist the Officer, which makes sure all money goes directly to the family.

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I heard Mr. Litz's story on the news and would like to help if I can.  I am a licensed massage therapist and medical massage practitioner in Plano.  I do focused, medical type massages for migraines, vertigo, joint pain, and many other ailments..I would like to extend complimentary therapy to him as a way of saying 'Thank you' for serving our country.  If there is any way that my contact info could be passed along, I would greatly appreciate it!Sincerely, Phoebe Courcy, LMTEssential Medical Massagewww.EssentialMedMassage.com

Ed Morris
Ed Morris

Mr. Litz may want to apply for Full Disability, from Social Security. He can start the process by applying at the Social Security Office, located at: 10824 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75231. Their hours are: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Also, Mr. Litz may want to contact the law firm of Coats and Todd. They handle SSDI, with the first consultation free. My understanding is you only pay, if you lose. Their toll-free number is: 1-800-856-1031. I believe their based in Richardson, Texas. Their hours are: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. One last item: make certain you stay in constant contact with your doctor... Good luck to you, sir.

Sincerely,Ed MorrisDallas

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