Accident Disabled Amputee Seeks Government Grant For Handicap Vehicle
by Gregory Sprague
(Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, USA)
I am a 52-year-old male. I have been single for six years now. I have two grown children.
I have a left leg prosthetic. My leg was amputated below the knee in 1997, after taking a 35-foot fall onto frozen ground. It crushed every bone in my lower leg.
I underwent two major reconstructive surgeries from 1993 to 1997, when they finally amputated.
I also have two ruptured disk in my neck and three compressed vertebrae in my lower back.
It is getting harder for me to get around, seeing I can't walk any long distances.
My doctor's office is 10 miles away from my house and I have to make my appointments at the convenience of a friend who has been giving me rides.
But she will only do it on days that she also has an appointment in that area, which is real inconvenient when I need my meds to be refilled.
I receive $700 a month from Social Security. After paying all my bills, I am lucky if I have $50 left for my household products, such as toiletries and paper products.
I really need to have my own transportation to get to and from doctor appointments.
They want to send me to a specialist in another city and I can't get to the appointments, so I have been putting them off for a while.
I am on SSI. I have no other income and cannot work.
I am looking for a grant that will help me buy a vehicle that suits my needs.
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