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Colorado veteran in need of washing machine, COVID-19 fears keep him from laundromat

Wife is immunocompromised so they have to stay in
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Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 20:38:01-04

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DENVER -- With three kids, the laundry piles up fast in Brandon Murdock's house. He used to go to a nearby laundromat, but COVID-19 fears are keeping him at home.

Murdock's wife has a rare blood disorder, and her immune system is compromised, so a trip to do the laundry could put his family at risk.

"With everything happening, I can't even have the slightest risk of putting her in jeopardy and my kids and myself," said Murdock.

Murdock and his family moved to Denver in December in hopes of starting fresh. He wanted to be close to the VA Hospital, and he wanted his wife to have better access to medical care too.

"I served from 2002 to 2007," said Murdock as he talked about his time in the United States Air Force as a weapons loader.

Murdock has carpal tunnel. He says his nerves are damaged from his time in the military. His condition is making it difficult to wash clothes by hand, but right now, it's their only option.

"It would be a blessing, to say the least, it would be something that would mean the world to me and my kids to be able to go downstairs and start the laundry," said Murdock.

Due to his wife's health concerns, Murdock is hoping for a brand new washing machine.