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Help us get out from under a black cloud!!!
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4 Years running
My name is Michael Goltz. I need help raising money to start a small business so my wife and I can get back on our feet again.

For the past 3 years in spite of all of our efforts we there has been a black cloud looming over my wife and I that has ...
My name is Michael Goltz. I need help raising money to start a small business so my wife and I can get back on our feet again.

For the past 3 years in spite of all of our efforts we there has been a black cloud looming over my wife and I that has made it very very difficult to keep up with our bills. I had to leave my good paying job in the steel mill when doctors discovered the numbness in my arms that was caused by a bulging disk in my neck. The bulging disk would require surgery if I did not stop the heavy lifting that was required in the mill. The mill did not offer the ability to have a desk job and so I was forced to leave that job. In that time I have been unable to find work in another field that I am highly qualified for and all my wife could find was a minimum wage job with part time hours. We have really struggled. We have gone without TV for over a year and just recently got internet back. We have eaten sparsely, feeding our dogs before we feed ourselves. I was able to get a job in the field which I am highly qualified for in January only to be fired on the spot when accused of something that I did not do, and have video evidence that I did not do, in March. The black cloud simply won't go away. In this time over the past 3 years I have worked very hard to improve my portrait photography skills by photographing hundreds of people at no charge to them. I have become very skilled in portrait photography in this time and feel that I could make a decent living with my new found skills. I now have the opportunity to start a small business that will greatly help my transition from advanced enthusiast photographer to full time professional photographer, but that business requires some start up money that I do not have. This is why I am asking for help. Would you please help my wife Lori and I with the funding that we need to set up this small business and get back on our feet financially?
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