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Craig Fahner
Name Craig Fahner
Location Blythewood, South Carolina
Age 47
Joined 590 days ago
Hobbies Spending time with family and watching the Ellen Show and Listening to music and taking care of my family.
About Me I was fired from my job when my son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his sister and he had to have open Heart Surgery and I missed 6 day to be with him. And I am a stay at home dad and husband. And because of Health issues making me disabled not being able to provide for my wonderful family & Praying that one day me and my family will be on the Ellen Show.
Craig Fahner
Win Every Single 12 Days Prize
564 days ago

Dear Ellen, I wrote you a while back hoping you would see this post we have been having something bad happening to us since Seth' Open Heart Surgery and now we fear my wife will be without a car to get to her job since she is the only one working. I am praying you see this and maybe could help us out before we loose everything including our house. My wife and me wish we could be on your show we Love everything you do and stand for. I wake up praying and crying that one day you will see my letters to you. We are very big fans of your show and watch it everyday and it helps ease the pain that I am going thru my Doctor has me on 8-medications and 1-is for stress and another is for depression and the others are for pain. I have promised my wife and kids a vacation and I promised things would get better but so far I am coming up short. So Please see it in your heart to read my story below this is the one I wrote you before Christmas. Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!! Merry Christmas!!

Craig Fahner
Find Out How You Can Win 12 Days Prizes!
564 days ago

Dear Ellen, My family has been thru a lot starting with my 11 year old son Seth who was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor. He had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC where they had to do a life saving open heart surgery where he made miracle strides to getting better and in 6 days he was out of hospital and in church on Sunday. Then with me returning to work after missing 6 days to be with Seth my job let me go for missing to many days. And one day we were at Seth's end of the year promotional and when returning to the house and notice that someone had broke into our house taking our TV & Computer and the kids iPod's from last years Christmas. And then my car was taken back and not sure but they will be coming for my wife's car. Then my oldest son on December 12,2012 was his 17th birthday he moved out because he said he was trying to save us money but doesn't realize he is hurting all of us more. And for Christmas we had no money to buy kids something and my in-laws loaned us money to get them something I couldn't get my wife anything.My health issues have gotten worst and on my last visit my doctor told me to get medicaid and to file for Social Security Disability. My wife is the only one working and we are having very hard time paying for all we have and I am having a hard time understanding what I did to have all this happen to my family. My family doesn't deserve to go thru all of this because of a pellet gun started this nightmare we are living. I tell my wife I am Sorry all the time and she tells me that it isn't my fault but it still hurts like I let my family down. I told her that so she wouldn't have to go thru all this she should find someone who could take care of her and our kids like they need to be and she told me not to think like that again I just want them to be ok my family means the world to me. My wife's dream is to be on your show we both Love everything you do and everything you stand for. May God Bless You! Thanks

Craig Fahner
See All the Winners from Day 12 of 12 Days!
564 days ago

Dear Ellen, My family has been thru a lot starting with my 11 year old son Seth who was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor. He had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC where they had to do a life saving open heart surgery where he made miracle strides to getting better and in 6 days he was out of hospital and in church on Sunday. Then with me returning to work after missing 6 days to be with Seth my job let me go for missing to many days. And one day we were at Seth's end of the year promotional and when returning to the house and notice that someone had broke into our house taking our TV & Computer and the kids iPod's from last years Christmas. And then my car was taken back and not sure but they will be coming for my wife's car. Then my oldest son on December 12,2012 was his 17th birthday he moved out because he said he was trying to save us money but doesn't realize he is hurting all of us more. And for Christmas we had no money to buy kids something and my in-laws loaned us money to get them something I couldn't get my wife anything.My health issues have gotten worst and on my last visit my doctor told me to get medicaid and to file for Social Security Disability. My wife is the only one working and we are having very hard time paying for all we have and I am having a hard time understanding what I did to have all this happen to my family. My family doesn't deserve to go thru all of this because of a pellet gun started this nightmare we are living. I tell my wife I am Sorry all the time and she tells me that it isn't my fault but it still hurts like I let my family down. I told her that so she wouldn't have to go thru all this she should find someone who could take care of her and our kids like they need to be and she told me not to think like that again I just want them to be ok my family means the world to me. My wife's dream is to be on your show we both Love everything you do and everything you stand for. May God Bless You! Thanks

Craig Fahner
Julie Bowen, Tsung Tsung Lee, and Twilight Week!
581 days ago

Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!! Merry Christmas!! And Happy New Year!!!

Craig Fahner
Play Ellen's Winner Wonderland Contest -- And Win Every 12 Days Prize!
588 days ago

Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!! Merry Christmas!!

Craig Fahner
Win All the Prizes from Day 1 of 12 Days!
588 days ago

Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!! Merry Christmas!!

Craig Fahner
Win All the Prizes from Day 13 of 12 Days!
588 days ago

Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!!

Craig Fahner
Find Out How You Can Win 12 Days Prizes!
590 days ago

Dear Ellen, I am writing you hoping my family's hardship can be something that could be show worthy so no other family has to go thru what we did. And it all started on April 15, 2012 after church when my 11 year old son Seth was shot with a pellet gun by accident by his 14 year old sister Taylor was the one who pulled the trigger. He was sent to Richland Memorial here in Columbia,SC where they realized it was more serious and he had to be airlifted to Charlotte,NC to Carolina Medical Center the Levine Children's Hospital where he had to undergo open Heart surgery he came within a centimeter of loosing his life. Seth made miracle strides to getting better and after 6 days at the hospital he was released and back in church on Sunday. Me and my wife didn't leave his side . And when I returned to work and worked for two weeks on May 7,2012 they let me go due to missing too many days after 8 years of service and no issues of missing too many days prior to my son's surgery. And he did everything needed to be able to make it to the 6th grade and we were at his graduation and when returning home notice that our house was broken into and we had lost $4000.00 of our belongings gone forever. And 2 weeks ago one of our car's was reposed and not sure when they are coming for my wife's. And then just last week I found out from my doctor after having an MRI of the Cervical Spine where they found a herniated disc in my neck and will need to undergo a surgery and with all of my other medical problems with a bulged disc in my back and a pinched nerve in my right leg and tingling and burning in right arm and numbness of my right hand. My doctor ordered me to not to return to work and file for Medicaid and to go on Social Security Disability. And then I found out after December I will not be getting anymore unemployment and who would of thought at age 46 that I would be disabled and not able to support my family. And Christmas around the corner won't be no presents for my kids I am hoping for a miracle and all the medical bills and everything else falling behind and it all started from a pellet gun. I want our family's story to be a learning tool to all other family's with kids that no matter what size the gun it can change your life forever like it has ours and I don't want anyone else to have to go thru all the trials that my family is going thru and will have to overcome somehow. And all I do is wonder what I did so wrong for all of this to happen to my family. There was a group called ASK who did a story on my son Seth who overcome something that a large percentage of kids who had his type of injury don't make it and my son was able to be back on his feet so quickly after an open Heart surgery. Please see it in your heart that there is something here that could be show worthy. Thanks for listening to me and hope to hear from you soon. From: Craig Fahner -803-351-7914 and email: clfahner@bellsouth.net. I have a video on my son and a news paper and posters on his story. Then on December 12,2012 was my sons 17 birthday and he decided to surprise us and moved out without us knowing with his girlfriend and her parents because he said he was trying to save us money not taking in consideration that he is actually tearing our family apart more by doing this and has everyone very confused and very sadden on his decision to do this to our family. We beg and pleaded with him to come home every day and he is still is not coming home. I am having a very hard time trying to keep the family together and then this happens I am just not sure how much more we can handle. Please Help Us!!! I am Begging you to Help my Family. I cry from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed worrying about what's going to happen to my family and The only laughter I get is when me and my wife watch your show. I laugh and cry watching it but it's all the good you do. May God BlessYou!!