44 Year Old Widow Seeks Grant For Higher Education And Computer Upgrade
by Krystal Carrell
(Trail, Oregon, USA)
Hello, my name is Krystal. I'm 44 years old and I became a widow when my husband passed away last August.
My mom passed away in June of this year. I have no children. I live with my father on land that has been in the family for over 100 years.
I am pursuing higher education in the medical coding/transcription field. I worked for the Veterans Administration as lead inpatient medical clerk for a number of years.
I would like to work from home as my mobility is limited, and I live on a mountain about 40 miles from the nearest city.
My husband died on August 6, 2010 and on August 15, I was in a car accident and lost my left leg as a result.
I am healing very well with the exception of developing cellulitis in my stump as well as my right leg.
This makes being fitted for a prosthetic very challenging since I have significant swelling as well as severe muscle spasms in my stump.
I have been denied SSI because under the guidelines, I am not disabled enough to qualify
My financial hardship is the fact that I have no income. However, my medical expenses are covered by the state and I receive food stamps.
I would like to work from home since I no longer drive.
I would like to be considered for a grant in order to pay for online classes as well as upgrading my computer system to support my home based career.
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