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Local man gets a second chance after attempted suicide Special Report: Local man gets a second chance after attempted suicide By Jim Mendoza November 3, at Especially when you know how Willy Boy used to look, before he turned a shotgun on himself.
This whole side of my face has nothing. It's pure wipe out. It's all hollow," he said. When he was younger Willy lived in Waianae and worked on the docks at Leeward Marine. In September he lost his footing and fell.
Friedheim met Willy after the accident. He has worked on Willy's worker's compensation case for twelve years. Willy suffered multiple injuries from the accident. Friedheim said after ten days in the hospital, Willy's employer brought him back to work, gave him a raise, and then laid him off.
Willy found another job. And the new company said, 'Wait a minute! He fell at the old company,'" Friedheim said. Willy was unemployed with no medical care.
He and his wife became homeless. Child Protective Services removed their children. She was really sick of all of it," Wily said. On February 8,a despondent Willy attempted suicide.
The gun blast destroyed the left side of his face. The surgeon tried to fill the hole. Willy says the pain is physical and emotional. The worker's comp claim blames the suicide attempt on the shipyard injury. So anything, even as strong as a peanut butter sandwich, hurts him to eat," Friedheim said.
Over the years there have been negotiations, denials, appeals and delays. Even though the case is still held up, Friedheim sees a glimmer of hope. He believes Willy is entitled to medical help, compensation, and potentially reconstruction of his face.
Willy now lives with his pastor and the consequences of his action. When he sleeps you can hear him skip breaths and almost gag to breathe," said Thomas Couch, pastor of House of Angels Ministry.
Friedheim said the outcome of Willy's case could affect the cases of American contractors injured in war zones, who attempt suicide, then file a compensation claim.
And these are not people that went there as soldiers. There's no VA benefits. They wish they had VA benefits," he said.
Sunday mornings, Willy worships at a church that meets at the Waianae Boat Harbor. He said he's born again. In this setting, it seems his deformity disappears. He helps the homeless and shares his story.
Willy said God saved him from death twice.During the second visit, police saw a man walking near the back of the house and tried to get his attention. While trying to get his attention, police heard a gunshot from inside the home and. The victims were found on the second floor of a house in New Castle County.
Delaware State Police said there was no concern for safety in the surrounding area. Jun 12, · A man fatally shot his wife and two daughters before turning the gun on himself near Darien Tuesday, according to officials. The shootings took place in . An old man lived alone in a small cottage.
One certain Thursday morning, while the mailman was delivering a letter he found out that the old man is murdered.
He immediately calls the cops. The 2,square-foot house, with three bedrooms and three baths, is near Bay View Middle School. It includes a theater room in the basement and is bordered by wooded lots to the north and east.
11 days ago · Detectives were still trying to sort exactly what prompted the violence in the two-story red-brick house on Amberleigh Drive in the Colesville area of the county. Kim lived next door.