17 Year Old Grandson Seeks Grant Money For Disabled Single Parent Grandmother
by Kevin Griggs
(Paris, Illinois, USA)
My name is Kevin Griggs. I'm from Paris Illinois. I'm writing for my wonderful single-parent grandmother.
My grandmother has been raising my two older brothers and me since I was three years old. I'm currently 17.
My mother left when I was three and hasn't been back since and my father went to prison.
I know my grandmother is probably supposed to write this but she can't even use the Internet.
She gets a disability check and has been raising us three off it for years. She makes $11,000 a year.
She just beat lung cancer, while dealing with foot disease, vascular disease and many other problems. I'm really worried about her and I have absolutely no one and nowhere to turn to but this website.
I want to go to the Marines when I graduate but I'm struggling to do so.
Five years ago, my grandmother got diagnosed with cancer that she got from smoking.
She currently has vascular disease and reflex synthetic dystrophy in her feet that was diagnosed when she was 31 and she's currently 63.
She has trouble walking and does less and less everyday.
Our financial hardship is severe. My grandmother makes $11,000 a year and was and has been raising three kids for 18 years off of that.
She buys herself nothing and struggles every month to pay rent in our house.
She can't get a job because all of her medical conditions. And she can't walk very well.
All my grandmother can get is food stamps and a disability check every month. She has not gotten any money from no one. No church. No donations.
It's hard to get help when no one will offer.
Neither my mother nor my father gives her any help.
All I'm looking for is a government grant to get my grandma some money so she can buy the stuff we need to live with some dignity.