An Air Force veteran is battling renal cancer and because of medical costs he was unable to pay his rent on time and nearly faced being evicted before CBS46 stepped in.

Elvridge Lawrence enlisted at 18-years-old. He worked all over the world for the military as a healthcare administrator.

"I was assigned to U.S. Air Force Hospital in Pinneberg, Germany, USAF Hospital in Lengerich, Germany, and the USAF Hospital in Biloxi, Ms. for five years," says Lawrence.

After 10 years of service Lawrence took his talents to Grady Hospital, but after 10 years at Grady, a medical screening showed he was very sick.

"The nurse escorted me, I ended up in the ICU at Grady for two days and that's when they told me you have renal disease," recalls Lawrence.

He immediately went on dialysis and for four years he's been tied up to a machine for nine hours a day. He is also no longer able to work, leaving him with mounting medical bills he struggles to pay.

Just last month he received a bill from his apartment complex for more than $2,000. He had nowhere to turn.

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