Accident Disabled Man Needs Grants To Achieve Independence
by Eric Schumacher
(Vanceburg, KY, USA)
I am a 26-year-old man who was recently paralyzed in an automobile accident. Up until this happened I worked hard, and loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with my fiancée and step kids.
My tire blew out on the way to work one morning and I woke up in the hospital. I was paralyzed, bleeding, and suffering many broken bones.
I am now paralyzed and in a wheelchair. I live at home with my mother, who is providing 24/7 care. I am a prisoner in my own home.
I am unable to drive because my car was destroyed and I cannot afford a new one. I only receive $400 in disability a month and that does not even cover my medical supplies.
I am receiving SSDI and applying for a vocational program to hopefully help me get a job.
I seek any help I can get to obtain a new vehicle, a job, and my own home so I can become independent and feel like a man again instead of a child. I was a proud man, and now I am like an infant.
I would like to build handicap accessible playhouses and play equipment for children.