An Open Letter From Alex Ramos On Keith Mullings
The Retired Boxers Foundation has an expert on
Veteran's Benefits who is more than willing to help Keith Mullings. The process
does take time, but with expert help, it will take half the time.
The Retired Boxers Foundation Founder and
President, Alex Ramos, has said many times: "We have to look at this situation
like the Emergency Room Doctor treating a gunshot wound victim--He doesn't ask
whose fault it is....he looks at the situation, treats it and that's it!".
We need to look at Keith's situation in the same way. "His past is like his
ass....it's behind him" --Another Ramos pearl of wisdom..
Keith is also eligible for food stamps and emergency assistance for himself and
for the kids. The reality is that it is a complicated process and if one is
already suffering from some ailment like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the
task can seem overwhelming. Another problem that people don't think about is the
fact that Keith probably worries that the State will take his kids away if he
seeks assistance, Thank God that is no longer true. Children and Family services
do everything possible to keep kids with their parents, even if they are
homeless. If Keith has not gone to Social Services, he needs to. Do not be
If we can get contact information for Keith, we will put him in touch with
Richie Roberts (a former Bronx boy!) we will get his paperwork started. We can
do all the leg work for Keith. Second, we need to find someone who is in the
area who can work with us to get a phone card to Keith so he can contact us and
we can assess his immediate needs. We can also set up a fund for Keith to accept
donations from anyone who cares.
The Retired Boxers Foundation is small with no paid staff. We do not send cash
because, in desperation, the money often does not get spent on what it should.
We do use a lot of elbow grease to help the fighters and you would be amazed at
what we can do. We have provided these services to so many fighters and it is
entirely do-able. We have a lot of fighters who live independently with a
monthly income and food on the table because of our help and we are eager to
work with Keith Mullings.
RETIRED BOXERS FOUNDATION
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