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50 Year Old Alone Female Needs Government Disability Grant

by Selina Davidson
(Headland, AL, USA)

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I'm a 50-year-old single female classified as permanently disabled by the Social Security five and a half years ago. I need additional help to cover the costs brought on by my disability.


My diagnosis is Lower Back Failure Syndrome. I fought this disorder for three years in the workforce. I was a Chief Cardiac Perfusionist for two hospitals in the Philadelphia area. I did NOT want to go out on disability.

I've had over 25 surgical procedures including an anterior approach fusion. I've tried the latest and greatest procedure with no success.

I'm now on very high dosage of Lyrica (600 mg daily) with other medications. My medication monthly bill when I'm in the gap is approximately $1200 monthly.

My father has quit work and mother has cut to part time work just to help me with my daily functions in Alabama. I have lost my career, my savings, my home and husband.

Funds are running short and I'm about to lose what I have left. Any government or personal assistance would be advantageous to my situation.

This is the very first time I've asked for any type of help from other than my family. I would use any type of funding to benefit my living situation and maybe be able to enjoy some outside activities since I do not have a portable wheelchair and vehicle.

Thank you for your time to read my story. My biggest guilt through all of this is how my parents are suffering also. This was their time to enjoy their retirement and what is left of their life.

Again, thank you for any type of assistance.

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by: Katina

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Ability-Mission.org. With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

Goodwill
Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc.
2350 Green Springs Highway
Birmingham, Alabama
35205
Telephone: (205) 323-6331
Fax: (205) 324-9059
http://alabamagoodwill.services.officelive.com/default.aspx

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program
Box 870395 - Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: (205)348-4928 (V/TDD)
Local Toll Free/TDD 1-800-826-1675
Fax: (205) 348-3909
Email: adap@adap.ua.edu
Website: http://www.adap.net/

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more. 

Please let us know if the resources has been helpful to you.

Katina from Ability-Mission.org

Good luck!

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