He had an ex wife that sat home while he worked, got wrapped up in drugs and ended up losing the plot and running off to michigan (where they are from) after draining his bank account, leaving him to take care of the kids by himself and try to get by on this piddly paycheck we make at this place...which is obscenely low. About 3 weeks ago, on his way to work, a guy blows a stoplight and hits this guy on his motorcycle. Puts him in the hospital for a day or so, trashes his only ride to work.
He gets by but just barely scraping. He found out about a week ago that he has diabetes...hereditary for him. He goes to get his medicine friday and our insurance won't cover it, well it does but the medicine still cost $100..something he doesnt have. Our insurance blows in a big way. His vision is so bad he can barely see the screen, and in this market finding another job is pretty rough, not to mention the logistics of interviews with kids...etc..etc.
He told me about it today when we were sitting outside, I could tell something was eating him. It just so happens that yesterday I got a $100 check from google for adsense. Not alot but I'm not hurting like he is.
I gave him the 100 to get his medicine...this 40 year old man thanked me with a handshake..and i could see tears.
Its not like my $100 will save the world or anything, and I'm by no means trying to be some kind of 'savior'..hell there are days im barely tolerable. But it felt good to be able to help out a friend in need with the skills i've picked up here.