Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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Today is the day that there are some people in Columbus,Ohio,I picture them all sitting around a big table, deciding my life. I hadn't said anything before,but right after John died I called the Police and Fire Pension Board in Columbus to tell them like I was supposed to. They told me that they'd send the packet to me that I needed to fill out,because he was disabled and his death was due to his disability. I got the packet,filled it out right away and sent it back with everything they wanted in July. During the summer I called them a few times to check on it,they'd always tell me that it takes awhile and I'll be contacted. In October I decided to call again. The guy on the phone said let me check,then he didn't say anything but hmmm, uh, hmmm, then I'm going to connect you with someone else. Well turns out that they didn't send me the right packet for the monthly death benefit that I'm supposed to get. I was devastated to say the least!!! I could have been waiting till cows flew and still trying to live on $513.99 a month before I would get the money. I called the president of the union and he told me that they really dropped the ball. They finally sent me the right packet and said I had to get it back to them before Oct. 17th or I would be missed for the Nov. 16th meeting. I had to have what they call a Host (he's a Fireman) come here to due all the paper work. I could have NEVER done it all on my own. He was here 2 1/2 hours as we worked on getting all the paper work together. He took it all home,faxed it to them AND mailed it,he said so that they couldn't say that they didn't receive it in time. He also added a very good letter that if you kinda read between the lines he said you better give this to her after what you put her through. While he was here, he asked me,"do you know what a pension is?" I kinda just looked at him blankly,I didn't know what to say. He said a pension is an insurance policy and insurance companies DON'T want to pay you!!! I'm not worried,it's the truth that John's death was way to soon caused by being in that back draft and his retirement years were very very hard for both of us. So they owe me. And as the Host Fireman said,they need to make me whole again. That's really not possible since John's gone now,but they at least need to pay me enough to live on.
Thanks for all the kind words and caring that you send me. It means so much to me cause I'm so alone and sad. But I keep workin'!!! Thank You God for that ability!!!


  1. I hope all goes well and you get what you deserve and soon. It is hard when you can't control things.

  2. Hi Sherry,
    I know exactly what you are going through! My husband died October 30, 2010 from a connected Agent Orange lung cancer and I am STILL waiting for my VA benefits to start! I think it's kind of shameful what they are putting us through. You with your Fireman benefits and me with the VA! I will be thinking of you often. Hope it all goes well and you get those benefits!

  3. Hopefully everything goes well and you receive good news. Keep your faith, God is always good and he will taking care of you.

  4. Saying a little prayer. I hope they come to a speedy and generous decision for you. How stressful for you! Take good care!

  5. Sherry, I hope all goes as you want and need. There is nothing that will repalce your dear husband but wouldn't he rest easier if he knew you were being taken care of. Keeping you in my prayers

  6. I'm thinking of you today my friend and always have you in my prayers.
    Love, Lori

  7. Wow. I really hope and pray that they will get that pension to you asap. Sending loving prayers your way.
    Ask and you shall receive! ((Hugs))

  8. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.... Let's hope they get it right and get you the pension you deserve....


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