Disability Grant Money To Help Stroke Disabled Single Mom Fix Up Home
(Peterman, Alabama, USA)
I am a 57-year-old mother of six children. All are grown except one, Nicholas, who is now 15.
My husband and I separated when Nicholas was one month old. We had been having serious problems, and by this time I had had enough. He was a crack addict.
I raised my kids just about by myself.
I worked at the county health department for 16 years and lost my job in 2003 when the state started downsizing.
I went back to school in 2004 and graduated in 2005 to become a medical assistant. Since then I have worked odd jobs, such as sitting with disabled people.
During the course of my marriage I developed a blood pressure problem, along with a small heart condition.
I was under doctor's care, but when you are under stress, taking medication is of no use.
One of my sons got into some trouble in Georgia, and from this came stress because I was not able to go see about him, and this is what brought on my stroke.
I spent two weeks in the hospital and when I came out I did not have much mobility on my left side.
My husband was a crack addict and a gambler. He would work but every dime went to his habits.
That left me to pay all the bills, buy food and clothing, take care of school dues, etc. With five kids in school it was hard.
I also had to make sure we kept a roof over our heads. This meant paying rent, and trying to keep a running car.
I worked with the health department in home health so my car had to be in good condition. He knew to take care of his own transportation.
I had insurance from my job so the kids were taken care when they got sick, and so was he because he was also covered.
When I lost my job we were already separated and thank God three of my kids were out of school, but I still had to take care of the other three.
In losing my job I drew out of my retirement and was able to use it along with my unemployment to go back to school and take care of home, along with food stamps.
My church was good about helping on various occasions. My family and friends would come to my rescue whenever I needed them to do so, or when they could.
Six months after I got out of the hospital I started getting my disability. The five kids that were now grown helped me when they could.
Before getting sick I worked wherever I could, Vanity Fair, Gerber children warehouse, assisted living homes and private sitting. My husband and I are now divorced.
I am presently living in a mobile home owned by my mother. It is a roof over my head but is in bad need of repair.
Most of the windows are out. I have plastic over them and I really don't have a stable back door.
So I am seeking money to purchase a decent home, along with decent furniture to go in it. It does not have to be fancy, just decent.
All my kids are grown now except my 15 year old and I know he feels bad when his friends come over.
I need advice on how to fix my credit, also on how to obtain help on getting rehab equipment or funds for equipment.