Disability Grant To Help Degenerative Disc Disabled Randy Save Family Home
by Randy Deel
(Bedford, Texas, USA)
Hello, I'm Randy. I'm a 53-year-old male. I've been married for 27 years.
I have three sons all married and I have four grandchildren.
I have lived in Bedford my whole life and have lived in this house for the last 15 years.
I have a degenerative disc disease in my back. I have 28 broken bones in my back. I got this away because of the work I did. I was a truck driver for over 20 years and unloaded everything up to 50,000 pounds by hand.
My wife has a rare form of lupus and a liver disease. She has been in and out of the hospital a lot. She even spent Christmas in the hospital two years ago.
Because of my back, my legs often give out on me. I fell this year and had an aneurysm behind my knee.
I had to have surgery. I spent a few days in the hospital and two months learning to walk againFinancial Hardship
Our trouble started back in January. My wife Lost her job of 20 years where she made between $80,000 and $100,000 a year.
Then the finance company GMAC defaulted and sold out to SLS and we made two payments to the wrong company.
Then in July her unemployment ran out. We have been struggling just to keep the lights on. We often go without food to pay our utilities.Income Efforts
I draw Disability but $1900 does not go very far.
My wife sells insurance but that is not going very well.
I do odd jobs like mowing around the neighborhood, but I am very limited on what I can doSpecific Needs
We need help trying to save our family home where my kids grew and where my grandkids come play.
If we could figure out some way to pay the late fees and get a lower interest rate, I truly believe that we could afford to stay if we ever got caught up.
We owe $118,000 on the house but with some minor repairs on doors and flooring, the house could easily be worth $140,000 to $150,000.