Bipolar And PTSD Disabled Man Seeks Disability Grant For Small Business
(Bellingham, WA, USA)
I am a 34 year old male. I am divorced, with no child, and of Polynesian-Irish descent. I have a mirror twin.
We came from a large family. I do not have a regular relationship with most of my family.
Just recently, I have decided to make an effort to stay in touch with my siblings.
I have both mental and physical disabilities.
Officially, I have an umbrella Post-traumatic stress disorder along with several other disorders. These disorders include bipolar mania, acute dyslexia, and hyper vigilance.
In the last two years I have been struggling with blank face to grand-mal seizures. They were caused by severe sexual and physical abuse, as well as neglect.
I have worked on and off independently around the culinary field. Any high stress triggers any of my disabilities.
Not many employers are willing to take a chance on someone who has high-risk dysfunctions such as mine. As time went by, I have learned to manage my disabilities.
I have been most successful doing odd jobs. I also cooked for people in groups of 50-200. I have cooked and grilled for wedding, anniversary, and birthday parties
It is hard to find consistent work. I have had a lack of financial consistency. I often walk or take public transportation.
Even having money for the bus had been a challenge. I cannot drive due to my disabilities.
My medications have been bought with state assisted health care. I had been a ward of the state of Washington since I was twelve. I didn't ask for help concerning my disabilities.
It is difficult to be motivated when I experience depression.
I perform what I can by asking friends for odd jobs. By word of mouth, if someone needs anything done, I will usually volunteer. I did that not to have money but for self-worth.
I reach out to people through my cooking. I made large pots of soup and had a friend help me carry them on the bus. This soup helped in feeding local homeless kids with food from the local food bank.
I cook for my girl. She loves how we take turns taking pictures of what I cooked. We post them on my Facebook page and blog.
I am on SSI. The amount varies from $339 to $698. It depends on whether SSI has to withhold monies from my account or not for what they consider overpayment.
I am seeking a grant where I can purchase a portable Lunch cart. I need this to feed people with my homemade sausages, hot dogs, chips, and sun-teas.
I am good with people. Pretty well, I can intuit what they want to eat.
I am looking to finance a small portable lunch cart. This will be used in catering all the local business people and the small downtown area for breakfast and lunch.
I plan to have it on a rotation of location. The schedule will be from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with a break in between to set up things from breakfast to lunch.
My girl works at our local library. Most of her co-workers and other city employees really need a fast, wholesome and homemade food source. I’m thinking that it would be me!