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Disability Grant For Bipolar Disabled Single Mom Amy To Raise Daughter Ava

by Amy Lott
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)

My name is Amy Lott and I'm the mother of a beautiful daughter named Ava. She actually turned 15 months old today. I can't believe she is growing up on me.

I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with my two wonderful parents who allowed me to move back home when I found out about Ava.

I honestly wouldn't know what I would do without them, they are a tremendous help and so wonderful with my daughter.

I am a single mom, and I enjoy every moment of it. Nothing is better than being a Mama. I certainly would not change it for the world.

I graduated High School in 2008 and did about three years at a couple of different Universities. Then I decided to work full-time until just recently when I enrolled in a Medical Assistant program.

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Disability Issues

Ever since I could remember back in my childhood I always had really bad anxiety. You know, one of those children that anything that went wrong it was the end of the world.

Now, as I got older (high school years) I talked to my Primary Care Physician about my concerns and he diagnosed me with anxiety and also depression. So I was treated for both.
Dealing with Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Dealing with Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

As years went by and I was entering college I started to hit, oh I would say, my experimental party era. At this point I had stopped taking my medicines for mood stabilizer for the depression and I was really a rollercoaster ride every day.

I then entered a program for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse, where I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and bipolar. The bipolar became the main concern and was put on medication for the disease.

Financial Hardship

I have a really hard time managing my money and finances. I am in debt that sometimes I don't see a way out of.

Since I am full time student, I am not working and so I am not able to provide for my daughter and myself the way that I would like to be. (Hopefully that changes after I finish school establish a good career).

I do have transportation; however gas is something that is not affordable to me.

I am blessed to be living with my parents, but I would like to be able to become financially independent and stable so that my daughter and I could get our own place and be just fine.

Income Efforts

I am unemployed; however, my parents give me $80 a week. I also get the GI bill for school along with a Pell grant that I was eligible for. That is all my source of income.

I do receive WIC for my daughter and SoonerCare for her Insurance.

I am so thankful for all I receive, since I am not working.

Specific Needs

I need SSI, food stamps or some sort of assistance with food.

Also, I am very interested in Section 8 housing as a startup home for my daughter and me while we save and get on our feet.

I am in desperate need of a grant for assistance with school needs, childcare and clothing, and everyday living expenses.

I would hope that this would also be able to start a nice savings for me as well as I continue with my school program.

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Workbook Time
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Amy,

Now that your story has been published, you can move on to the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Best,
Don Coggan

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