Disability Grant Money To Help Diabetes Disabled Mother Get Reliable Vehicle
by Deborah Huey
(Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
I am 57 years old. On my own, I raised five children all of whom I am very proud of. Now I am dealing with multiple disabilities.
I am diabetic, have emphysema and deterioration of the spine with arthritis. I am on SSI and have so much trouble paying my bills.
I have been trying to find an organization that will help me with a good running car to get me to my doctors appointments and to the store.
Someone hit the car I have now while it was parked legally on the street. It has no left blinker, a cracked windshield, and the exhaust system smokes so bad it makes me sick.
I was going to try to go back to school online. I even got my grants approved, but the computer I got from my oldest son is a Windows 98 and won't get me into the classrooms.
I joined Aidage to help others, but no one seems to have any help for me. My SSI did NOT get a raise so after the bills are paid there is nothing left for me to help myself with.
I went to a spine doctor yesterday and he is sending me to rehabilitation to try and strengthen my bones so that I will be in less pain sitting here.
But if my transportation isn't reliable I won't be able to keep all of my appointments. I have applied to Charity Cars (www.donateacar.com) but it is a long process.
If it weren't for food stamps I would not be able to eat. That is how I survive. Is there some kind of help I am eligible for?