Disability Grant For Accident Plagued Mom To Get Disabled Friendly Home
by Suzanne Bagnasco
(Hixson, TN, USA)
My name is Suzanne Bagnasco. I am a divorced mother of a 16-year-old daughter, who has a type of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome.
Our family also consists of our seven self-appointed therapy pets.
My daughter and our pets are my life. The pets help to cope with our challenges.
I first injured my knee when I was 13 years old playing a friendly backyard game of baseball one summer.
In 1986, I was involved in a car accident (leaving my driveway) that resulted in a partial permanent low back disability and knee disability.
There were consecutive accidents that led to more damage.
In July 1999, I underwent a total left knee replacement, knowing I may never live pain free.
During a move in March 2003, a semi-trailer hit us. This has given me migraines, fibromyalgia and herniated discs in my upper neck and back.
I cannot sit for eight hours a day nor can I stand for long periods. This makes it nearly impossible to get gainful employment.
I am currently behind on my rent and facing eviction.
I am on Social Security of $789 a month and my daughter receives a small check under me as child of a disabled parent and that is $204 a month.
I cannot afford a vehicle of our own.
I cannot afford my copays to be on any of my 14 prescription medications. I need a walker but did not have the copay for it.
Once I pay rent, utilities, pet food and extra groceries I am broke for the month.
The financial situation I am in takes its day-to-day toll on me.
I am not able to work outside my home. I have not been able to find any legitimate work-at-home jobs.
My income is Social Security Disability and child support, when it shows up.
We do not have any family or real friends to turn to for help.
I am unable to get anywhere to apply for work.
I am currently in college.
I am seeking a grant so I can purchase a disability-friendly home and so I can provide my daughter with a real home that will suit her needs.
I also would like to purchase a newer vehicle, such as a disabled-friendly minivan and furniture for our home.
A grant would allow me also to live a more comfortable life, having a disabled-friendly home.