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Blood Clot Disabled Single Mom Seeks Housing Grant Money For Room Repair

by Jill Zuyus
(Baldwin, NY, USA)

I am a 28-year-old single mom. For the past four years, I have been sick with a two-foot long blood clot in my leg.

It makes it hard to walk at times. I can't run or do anything that's much fun. I can't fly. I'm just learning to drive. I can't play the way I used to with my son.

I see doctors and do everything I can. But I can't really work because I can't stand longer than an hour or half hour and I can't sit for that long as well.

I am on SSI and I get $640 a month. I live at home with my parents and my son. There is no father. He ran away years go but for the better.

I have to pay for food (which I don't mind.) I give my parents $400 a month. That leaves me with almost nothing. I have to take care of my son's needs: school clothes, things like that.

My mom can't work because she has two bad knees and my dad is very sick. A tick bit him and it really messed him up.

He's also sick with a few other things: thick blood, heart problems.

The reason I need help with a grant or any other kind of money is really simple: the room I am living in. It's falling apart.

Every time it rains or snows it leaks in the room and so bad that chunks of it are coming down. I can't live in this anymore.

I would like to get it fixed or move to the basement, but I need money for that. If there is any way that I can get help, please leave comments here for me. Thanks!

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More Resources
by: Katina

While doing some research this afternoon for others at Accessible.org, I stumbled upon a few resources for home modifications.

NRCSHHM
National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification
http://www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/directory/

Fall Prevention: Center of Excellence
Home Modification Program
http://www.homemods.org/

Please let us know how you are doing, and if the resources provided here helps you in any way.

Wishing you the very best!

Katina from Accessible.org

Aug 31, 2010
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Resources for People with Disabilities in New York
by: Katina

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.org.

With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

DISABILITIES NETWORK
http://www.dnnyc.net/

DIA: DISABLED IN NEW YORK
http://www.disabledinaction.org/

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more.

Please let us know if the resources provided have been helpful to you.

Katina from Accessible.org

Good luck!

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