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20 Year Old With Cerebral Palsy Seeks Grant Money For More Schooling

by Joneisha Johnson
(Auburn Hills, MI, USA)

I am 20 years old. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in my right arm when I was born.

My whole right side is handicapped. I walk with a limp and there is only so much I can do.

I have always tried to do my best but some things are out of my control and everything isn't always as perfect as it seems.


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Currently I am renting an apartment by myself that I cannot really afford; it's very expensive. All low-income apartments in my area have a three-year wait list.

I am tempted to quit the job I have at Popeye's, because the labor is too hard for me to bear and the job is very stressful. I am cheated off of my hours and pay. Every day, I'm talked down to like I will never accomplish my goals or be someone.

I cannot receive financial aid for school. I was not receiving the help I needed and I failed classes. I really would like to get a degree so that I can get a better job to take care of myself.

I am asking for help to accomplish my goals. Thank you for listening to my story and wish me luck. Sincerely, Joneisha Johnson.

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