Disability Grant To Help Jennifer With Chronic Severe Migraines Buy Bed
by Jennifer Petrofsky
(Temple, Texas, USA)
I am a 39-year-old mother of two. My daughter is 18 and my son is 11. I'm in the process of going through a messy divorce.
My daughter currently lives in Las Vegas, NV with my mother and grandmother. My son has chosen to live with his father in Kentucky.
I currently live in a small town in central Texas. I've lived in major cities for way too many years and have come to dislike the city life.
My daughter and I moved to Las Vegas, NV with my parents in August 1999. I was lucky to get a job quickly after moving to Las Vegas.
In October 1999 I experienced a headache like I've never felt before. It was so bad that I lost my eyesight. I had to call my parents to come get me from work.
This happened a couple more times, before I went to the hospital. I was referred to a neurologist. I had a CAT Scan and MRI done and was told that I have migraines.
I was given medicines to take when I started to get a migraine. As time went on the migraines became more frequent and the pain medicines didn't help. My doctor started me on preventative medicines, but those failed.
The migraines got so bad that I would lose my eyesight and hearing. I would constantly have to leave work due to the migraines.
In late 2009 I was diagnosed with Chronic Severe Migraines and ended up having to leave work permanently. I am now currently on Social Security Disability.
Unfortunately, we have yet to find any medications that will help reduce the number of migraines I get per month. So far, the majority of the pain medications have little effect on the pain.
I'm struggling to pay my monthly bills. I make sure the rent and utilities are paid every month, but that leaves very little money left for medications and groceries.
I couldn't afford to make my truck payment, so the truck was repossessed. I currently have no transportation and I have to rely on a friend to take me to my doctor's appointments and grocery shopping.
After paying all the monthly bills I have a little less than $200 a month for groceries and medications.
Because money is so tight I haven't been able to afford to buy a bed. I sleep on a loveseat in my living room.
I do get Social Security Disability.
I applied for food stamps and was denied because my income is too high. I have borrowed money from family to buy food.
Due to being 100% disabled, I am unable to work at all. When I had my truck, I used to go out and get scrap metal and cans and turn them in for extra money.
I'm looking for any grants that might be available for me. I would like to be able to get an economical used car, register the car and insure it.
I would like to be able to have a little extra money left over to buy a bed and sheets for the bed.