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Disability Grants To Help Stroke Disabled Donnell With Transportation And Education 
I am 61 years old, and a proud African American son of Donnell C. Moore Sr. and Evelyn Moore. I was born September 19, 1954 in St. Louis, Mo. Running …

Home Accessible Disability Grant For Herniated Disc Disabled Navy Vet Richard 
I am a 44-year-old four-year Navy and three-year Army Guard veteran. My wife is a 53-year-old retiree from the phone company. I have spent most of the …

Multiple Sclerosis Disabled Mark Seeks Help To Restore Normal Living 
I am a 44-year-old family man. I have a beautiful wife of 17 years, a 13-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy. My daughter dances, and is getting ready …

Disability Grants To Help Cancer Afflicted Judy Repair Identity Theft Damage 
I'm Judy Beverage. I'm almost 59 years old. I have one son, 25 years old, and one grandson Wylee, two and a half years old. I have a father, mother and …

Grant Money To Help Woman Disabled By Car Accident Open Local Bistro 
My name is Laura Gilbert and I am a 49-year-old college-educated woman living in a rural town in southern Illinois. I am the mother to a grown (25-year-old) …

Grant For Stroke Disabled USAF Vet To Build Motivational Speaker Business 
My name is Anthony Powell. I am a 51-year-old veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Loyola University with a major in communications. …

Disability Grant For Multiple Sclerosis Disabled Woman To Get Insurance 
I am a 38 year old female that was born in 1974 in Washington D.C. Now I live in the Chicago area. I was married in 1993 at the age of 18 and now have …

Disability Grants To Help Schizoaffective Man With Bills And Business 
I am 38 years old, born April 13, 1974. I've lived in Chicago all my life. I have been through it all from the streets of Chicago to my BA from Columbia …

Disabled Air Force Veteran Seeks Disability Grant Money For Transportation 
I am a 50-year-old male married 24 years. I have two kids a daughter 21 and son 17. I was in the Air Force back in the very early 80s. Disability …

Bipolar Disorder Disabled Man Seeks Housing Grant To Help Poor People 
My name is Joshua Crum. I am a 30-year-old male, close to my family, and without kids. I am a mature, responsible and caring person. I make homemade …

Emotion Disabled USAF Vet Seeks Financial Aid To Move Closer To VA Center 
My name is Dennis Saam, and I currently live in Oregon, IL. I am 57 years old. I grew up in a small town about 12 miles from where I live now. As I …

Twice Leukemia Disabled Dad Seeks Grant For Medical And Home Repair Expense 
I am 40 years old and have been married to my wife Luella for almost 12 years. We have two young daughters: Lena 10 and Liza 5. In 2007, I was diagnosed …

Aneurism Disabled Wife And Caregiver Husband Suffer Due To Hospital Mistake 
This story is not all about myself. It is a story about two people married and still in love. I was almost taken away from my wife when my appendix …

Home Buying Grant For PTSD Disabled US Marine Veteran With Severe Depression 
I'm a 45-year-old veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I was honorably discharged. I'm a single father of four kids. Two of my kids still live …

17 Year Old Grandson Seeks Grant Money For Disabled Single Parent Grandmother 
My name is Kevin Griggs. I'm from Paris Illinois. I'm writing for my wonderful single-parent grandmother. My grandmother has been raising my two older …

26 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Housing Grant Money For Disabled Daughter 
My name is Naudia Smith. I'm 26 and a single mother of two kids, a son 8 and a daughter 3. My daughter Aniyah has been disabled since birth. She has …

Multiply Disabled 59 Year Young Woman Seeks Grant To Write Health Care Book 
My very first job was as a volunteer at the local nursing home. I needed to get to the second floor. The janitor was washing floors on my floor, so I jumped …

Disabled Single Mother And Grandmother Seeks Debt Relief Grant Money 
My name is Debra Peavey-Haws. I'm 51 years old and looking for grant money or any help for debt relief. I am always looking over my shoulder because …

Disabled Mother With Disabled Son Wants Government Grant For Debt Relief 
My name is Angie Cantrall-Mikulcik. I'm 37 years old and I'm looking for government grant money to help me with my many disabilities. I have severe …

Disabled Single Mother Seeks Miracle Grant Money For Extended Family 
My Name is Jenny Schell. I'm 38 and live in Illinois. I really do need a miracle right about now. I'm a single mother of three: my son that's 21 and …

49 Year Old MS And Leukemia Disabled Man Seeks Government Housing Grant 
I will be 49 June 2nd, 2010. I was one of the most dedicated and hard working individuals at Honeywell/HSM in their Security Division for 20 years before …

Disability Grant Money For Sisters To Help Parkinsons Disabled Dying Brother 
In 1994 we lost our mom to terminal cancer. Out of four children there were two of us who never lost contact. My sister and I were recently put in touch …

Grant To Help Assault Disabled Woman Get Housing And Medication Freedom 
I am disabled with physical as well as emotional disabilities. My troubles have left me disabled financially, which is why I'm seeking a government grant. …

Grant Money For New Life For Disabled Survivor Of Cancer Stricken Family 
I developed basal cell carcinoma of the nose in 2002 and had 90% of the nose removed due to the cancer and lost part of my upper lip and all my teeth. …

Disability Grant To Help Stroke Disabled Biker Woman Live Independently 
I am 50 years old with several medical disabilities. I am seeking grants for the disabled that match my unique disabilities. The right grant would allow …

43 Year Old Bipolar Disabled Mother Seeks Childcare And Transportation Grant 
For as long as I can remember I've suffered from bipolar depression as well as a sleep disorder. At age 14 my depression was so severe I tried to commit …

Bipolar 41 Year Old Woman Seeks Government Grant Money For New Life 
I have been on SSI/SSDI for 12 years. I thought it was such a blessing to finally have an income after living on practically nothing waiting to get it …

Work Accident Disabled Father Seeks Relief From Medical Expense Debt 
It all started back in 1990 when I was hurt at work. I just about lost my right foot. God was with me and I still have it after a long recovery. I was …

MS Disabled Single Mother Of Four Seeks Government Housing Grant 
I am a 30-year-old single mother of four who is disabled with MS. I'm looking for government grant money for housing for my children and me. I have …

NMS Disabled Army Veteran Seeks Grant Or Other Debt Relief Solution 
When I was 18, I joined the army to serve my country and travel. Now I'm seeking a debt relief solution. While in boot camp I was sent to the psychiatric …

Disabled Writer Who Wants To Write Seeks Government Grant To Finish Book 
What I would wish and hope for is to change the course of my future. I am receiving disability income for chronic fatigue, depression and fibromyalgia. …

Disabled Blacksmith Seeks Debt Relief And Business Stimulation Grant Money 
I was a Blacksmith for 25 years. Over the years, I have paid off five vehicles with loans. Through divorces and girlfriends stealing money out of my …

Disabled Couple Need Grant Money To Help Overcome Disability Induced Debt 
My name is Lawrence J. Stark. I have been disabled since 2003 because of bad back injuries and constant surgeries. I have had 10 surgeries and my doctor …

Disabled Woman Looking For Government Housing Grant Money 
I'm a 40-year-old disabled woman looking for government housing grant money. I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), which is one of the most common …

MS Disabled Mom Seeks Mobility Handicap Vans And Accessible Home Grants 
I'm a 38-year-old mother diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Some mobility handicap vans and accessible home grant money would change our lives. …

Desert Storm Veteran Seeking Business Grant To Open Restaurant 
Hello, I am a 39-year-old disabled Desert Storm War Veteran (U.S. NAVY), and I am seeking a grant from the U.S. Government to open a small business. …

Disability Grant Benefits For Bipolar And Psoriatic Arthritis Disabled Woman 
I am a single 54-year-old woman living with my ex-husband until I can find financial assistance to purchase a mobile home. I am unable to apply for …

Disability Grants To Help Single Mom Halina Contribute Again To Society Not rated yet
Hello, my name is Halina and I live in Illinois with my youngest daughter and family pets. I've lived most of my life in the US and in Illinois. Born …

Bipolar Jason Seeks Help To Visit Kids and Start Antique Sales Business Not rated yet
My name is Jason Mirochnick. I live in Westmont, Illinois. I am 36 years old and have two kids that I can hardly see and a cat named Cami. Disability

Disabled Naval Reserve Vet Seeks Grant Or Scholarship For Nutrition Education Not rated yet
I am a 53-year-old former Naval officer living in Naperville, IL. I share my home with four rescue cats as well as a varying number of foster cats and …

Disabled Former Semi Driving Mom Seeks Grant To Start Animal Shelter Not rated yet
I am a 55-year-old woman living on my own with four cats that are my constant. I have one adult daughter who lives close by and is also my constant. …

Grant Money To Help Marine Vet With Spine Pain Get Disability Housing Not rated yet
I am now 26. I am a marine Sergeant, honorably discharged almost a year after the war in Iraq started. I signed up when I was 17. My wife and I try …

Accident Disabled Single Mom Seeks Business Grant To Buy Local Theater Not rated yet
I am a 45-year-old single mother of two teenage daughters. I have sole custody of them. Their father is not in our lives at all. I want to make a better …

Accident Disabled Richard Needs Bill Paying Benefits To Get Van And Ramp Not rated yet
I am a 57-year-old man with a wife and stepson. My stepson can't find a job in this small town. Also this town has a racetrack and I have never been …

Disability Grants To Help Disabled Single Mom Get Motorized Scooter Not rated yet
I am a 50-year-old disabled female who has been divorced for 16 years. Amidst all the upheaval the last eight years, I also was raising my daughter. She …

Man With RA Seeks Grant To Support Disabled With New Mobile Apps Not rated yet
My name is Jeremy Morgan and I am 38 years of age. I am not married nor do I have any children. I come from a large family both on my father’s side …

Father Disabled In Truck Accident Seeks Grant For Handicap Friendly Home Not rated yet
My name is Martin Dean Culp and I am 40 years old. I go by Dean because I've never liked the name Martin. I have been married since 1996. I have …

Handicap Accessible Home Grants To Help MS Disabled Grandmother Not rated yet
I am a 51-year-old female. I am married to my husband and have been for 34 years. We have five grown children, 12 grandchildren, and three son-in-laws. …

Man With Multiple Disabilities Seeks Grant Money To Save Beloved Home Not rated yet
I am a 53-year-old, divorced male. I have a good family, with most of them in town. I enjoy cookouts with family and friends. I have worked hard my …

Disabled Single Mom To Fix Leaky Roof With Government Grant Money Not rated yet
I am a single mother of two boys eight and twelve. We live here with a disabled brother 51 whom I also care for and another brother 54 with a heart condition. …

Grant For Mom To Get MD Disabled Daughter Wheelchair Accessible Home Not rated yet
My husband and I have been married for 17 years and have two beautiful girls. Amanda is 16, Emma is 9, my husband, Peter, is 43, and I'm 40. It took …

Disability Grant To Help PKD Disabled Woman Avert Family Home Foreclosure Not rated yet
I am a 54-year-old single woman who lives alone. I was a bookkeeper for the past 18 years. I have two siblings, one of whom passed away a few years …

Government Grant For MS Disabled Woman To Repay Help From Others Not rated yet
I was born in Ireland and adopted at one year old. Most of my childhood was spent in hospitals and it seemed logical that I became a healthcare administrator …

PTSD And Bipolar Disabled Diabetic Veteran Needs Home Repair Grant Not rated yet
I am a 39-year-old father of four. I have been married to my beautiful wife Dawn for almost 19 years now. I served in the United States Marine Corps …

Financially Disabled Single Mom Seeks Grant Money For School And Debt Relief Not rated yet
I never thought I would be a mommy but here I am 30 years old, single with one beautiful 15-month-old daughter, Nevaeh (It is heaven spelled backwards). …

Herniated Disc Disabled Wife And Husband Seek Grant Money For Debt Relief Not rated yet
I was a thriving business owner, but had to stop due to health issues. Last year I became disabled and can no longer work. I have five children, with …

Disabled Man Seeks Grant Rehab Help For Wheelchair Van And Service Dog Not rated yet
I am a 55-year-old disabled male and a beginner on the computer. I just want a chance to find help so I can help myself. I'm married to my wife Bonnie …

Accident Disabled Husband And Father Seeks Grant Help To Offset Medical Costs Not rated yet
My name is Eric Stevens, and I am 38 years of age. I have a wife, Jennifer, and three children: Destiny 15, Riley 7 and Avery 2. I have been married …

32 Year Old Multiply Disabled Single Father Seeks Housing Grant Money Not rated yet
I'm 32 years old. I'm divorced with two children. I have worked many years at many jobs and I miss working very much. I now live in my brother's house …

Single Mother With 7 Small Children Needs Help With Utilities Not rated yet
I am 31 and a mother of 8 including one with the Lord. My oldest child was diagnosed after a few weeks old with Downs Syndrome. I have a son who is …

Neuropathy Disabled Firefighter Seeks Business Grant To Help Fellow Americans Not rated yet
I am 57 years old and suffer from a condition called "severe nerve neuropathy" in both feet. I have been married for over 36 years. I have 3 great kids …

Grandmother Of Two Needs Grant Money For Emergency Dental Attention Not rated yet
My name is Mary, and I live in Peoria Illinois. I am a 52-year-old single grandmother of two young children that currently reside with me part time. …

Cancer And Heart Failure Weakening Disabled Woman And Elderly Mother Not rated yet
I am 53 years old and live with my 74-year-old mother. I have never been married nor do I have children. When my father passed away 10 years ago I moved …

CP Disabled 39 Year Old Woman Seeks Grant Money For Independent Life Not rated yet
I am a 39-year-old woman born with cerebral palsy. I'm looking for government grant money to help me gain an independent life. Recently I was divorced …

20 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Any Kind Of Help To Better Herself Not rated yet
My name is Antonia Turner. I'm 20 years old and I have a one-year-old son named Anthony Davis. I really don't care about the money. I just need help. …

Government Grant For PTSD Disabled Woman To Live Independently Not rated yet
I just want to open my letter by saying that I think you are doing a good thing for people, even if you don't get the opportunity to help everyone! …

MS Disabled Husband and Wife Need Help With Mortgage Refinancing Not rated yet
Here is a little bit about our family. My husband who is 46 years old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) six years ago. Yes, it was very hard …

Disability Grant To Help Man Replace Lost Hospital Malpractice Settlement Not rated yet
To whoever takes the time to read this plea, I wish I was more eloquent, sadly I am not. I became wheelchair-bound in 1981, because of a surgical procedure …

Accident Disabled Woman Seeks Grant Money Or Other Help With Moving Costs Not rated yet
I'm a disabled woman on SSI and SSA since 1995. I was injured September 6,1990 in a near-fatal car crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway located in Chicago, …

Disability Grant Money To Help Seizure Disabled Mom Not Lose Daughter Not rated yet
My name is Holly. In 2005, I suffered a head injury during a domestic incident. Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow me to seek immediate medical …

Disabled Man With Extended Family Seeks Housing Grant Money For Home Repairs Not rated yet
I was born physically handicapped in a day and age when most parents institutionalized their handicapped children. My parents chose to raise me themselves …

Accident Disabled Former Nurse Seeks Government Grant For Medical Expenses Not rated yet
I used to be a productive, working taxpayer. All that changed when I was injured at work in early 2008. Unfortunately, the injury and a multitude of …

Once Self Employed Now HIV Disabled Single Mother Seeks Debt Relief Not rated yet
I am a single mother of teenagers. I was diagnosed with HIV and other complications in November 2008. This occurred from a negative Pap smear, finding …

Disabled Man Seeks Living Allowance Grant For Multiple Work Related Disabilities Not rated yet
Even a small disability living allowance for my multiple disabilities would make a BIG improvement in my life. Please read my story and consider helping …

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