Header for Ability Mission

30 Year Old Disabled Single Mother Seeks Government Grant Or Benefits

by Cyrina Gonzalez
(Ocala, FL. USA)

I am a 30-year-old disabled single mother currently living at home with my 4-year-old daughter, Bellatrix.

Although I do like to keep busy, I cannot work due to my disability. I have what is called Cerebellar Ataxia.

I am mostly confined to a wheelchair. I work out 3 days a week with a personal trainer, and I walk, horseback ride and swim.

I was in the hospital for 3 months and ICU for 13 days. I had to re-learn almost everything: walking, talking, personal care and eating to list a few.

I need help with care for Bellatrix and myself.

In my house it is difficult to do everything from the wheelchair.

There are things I cannot reach and rooms I cannot go in because the doors are too narrow for my chair (my daughter's room is one).

Because of the brain injury I cannot drive (I lack coordination) and I have intentional tremors (I shake).

When an MRI was done originally, my cerebellum was normal. Now it has shriveled down to a quarter of its original size, according to the latest MRI.

I currently receive SSDI and child support, but $2000 a month doesn't cut it.

Because of my disability it is hard to find a job that will suit my needs.

I am hoping for benefits and/or a grant. My lack of any sort of contribution is making my family life very stressful.

I need help to alleviate my current life and conditions.

Comments for 30 Year Old Disabled Single Mother Seeks Government Grant Or Benefits

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 05, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Agree with your diappointment
by: Anonymous

There must be a proper support for disabled persons like yourself. If you were in Australia, it would have been a much better life for you I suppose. People and governments, I plead with you to please provide help and support to this young lady in any sort of way possible. Every help will count.


Click here to add your own comments

Return to US Florida.