Accident Disabled Single Dad Seeks Car Donation Or Vehicle Grant Money
(Akron, Ohio, USA)
My name is Wayne. I am a 50-year-old accident disabled father of four children. My youngest is nine and lives with me part time.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, but moved to Ohio to be with my youngest child since my other children were almost grown.
I am engaged to a woman who started out as a friend trying to help me get through and became so much more.
Back in 1990/91 I fell almost three stories. I broke my right ankle and leg, left knee, fractured a vertebra and messed up two discs in my back.
Due to this, one leg is a little longer than the other. I have been through multiple surgeries and have recently had my left knee replaced.
I have been on disability since 1991 and am on SSI.
Since I have been on disability I have been unable to work. I have had so many doctor bills that they garnish my check from time to time and I have been unable to take care of some of the basic necessities.
I do not have a car and have to either borrow a car to take myself or my son to appointments.
Paying for regular bills or just the basic things sometimes gets hard. I have had to borrow money from friends and family at times to get medications and the supplies I needed after my most recent surgery.
I have also had to start going to food banks to make it through the month with groceries.
I have tried to work in the past. I worked in a school system as a janitor, but was told I couldn't earn more than a couple hundred dollars a month so I had to stop.
I have done some odd jobs for people and when I first got hurt I was on SSDI, but recently found out I am now getting SSI.
As I stated before I do get a little help occasionally from family and friends, but they can only help so much.
I am really looking for help getting a vehicle, either a purchase or a donation. I'm not looking for anything great, just a car that will not break the bank in repairs or gas.
I would like to be able to take myself and my child to appointments when needed and to visit my family in Virginia.
I have tried in the past putting my name on donation lists but never got a response.
I have tried to save money for one on my own, but something always comes up and the money must be used for something else.