Accident Disabled Woman Seeks Disability Grant Money For Daily Living Needs
(Semmes, Alabama, USA)
My name is Bridgette. I have had three children. My two boys passed on separate occasions, and that has had a significant impact on my life.
I have three sisters. I am close to two of them. My real mother has not been a part of my life since I was six years old.
My father and stepmother are still living.
I am separated from my husband and we are in the middle of a divorce right now.
I'm looking for a fresh start, a chance to adjust to who I am now and who I want to be.
A drug addict leaving a yard sale hit me. Since then, I have been in a wheelchair.
I cannot walk more than a few steps because I have no knee joint in one leg. I also have a plate in my leg to hold the bones in place. They were broken so badly they wanted to cut my leg off.
I am in constant pain. I have muscle spasms daily. I have to sit with my leg up some.
The emotional pain is about as crippling. The grief of losing my son and the loss of use of my leg can be very overwhelming. I cry every morning and usually a few times a day.
Being in a wheelchair takes a toll on the rest of my body. I have hand wrist and shoulder pain now. The hips hurt the worst.
I also have bladder incontinence which means I have to wear pads.
I had a fund set up when the accident first happened. I received around $400. I had no insurance at the time. I used that just on dressings and ointments alone. It was $55 to see the doctor that I was seeing once a week for about two months. I had to pay for all of these.
A taxi had to come take me to the doctor; that was $100 a round trip.
I needed a brace. They gave me one, otherwise that would have been $1000.
I can't work. I receive $696 a month.
I am unable to live off of that amount.
I received some donations in the beginning but it's been two years now. I am totally paying for all my needs from my disability check.
I have looked into working from home, but they all want an investment that I can't afford.
I need help with getting a vehicle that has the controls on the steering wheel for the gas and brake.
I need a power wheelchair and the hook up on a vehicle.
I need a new home; my home is a trailer and it's falling apart.
I need legal help with my divorce.
I need counseling really bad. I need to see someone for my PTSD and depression.
I need help with groceries. Since my check, they cut my food stamps to $34.
I need help with household needs, laundry soap etc.
I need help with incontinence supplies. I wear bladder protection pads. They get expensive.
I don't expect things to fall in my lap but any and all help would be appreciated.