Bipolar Disorder Disabled Woman Seeks Government Education Grant Money
by Barbara Jeleane DeAnda
(Bryan, Texas, USA)
My name is Barbara Jeleane DeAnda. I am from Bryan, Texas. I am 29 years old.
I live with my grandmother Olga DeAnda, who is a retired teacher. She raised me from birth. She is 81 years old.
I have three children but they live with family.
I want to be a psychologist or licensed chemical dependency counselor.
I was a Presidential Scholar at Blinn Community College in the Fall of 2002.
I am single and have never been married. My father died when I was nine years old and my mother lives in Arizona.
I love learning and being taught how to do things.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was nine years old. I began going in and out of psychiatric hospitals and treatment centers when I was about six years old.
I am fully disabled. It is believed that I am bipolar because mental illness runs in many generations of my mother's family.
I am currently receiving treatment for bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress syndrome, anxiety, and depression for the Brazos Valley Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority.
I am trying to get back into Blinn Community College but I am unable to get the money to enroll. We have no vehicle here to get around to do simple basic errands. I have no money to cover things like school supplies or clothes.
I was awarded SSI in January of 2012, and I receive $465 every month.
I have been unsuccessful in finding any type of work due to my lack of work history. I have not been able to hold a job for more than two months at a time.
I have applied for personal loans and school loans but have been denied repeatedly.
I need a grant to enroll in school and have it cover tuition and books plus expenses for supplies and clothes.
I need a grant for a vehicle to be able to get to school.
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