Disability Grant To Help Mentally Slow Young Man Get A Normal Life
by Barbara Pasch
(Mesa, Arizona, USA)
My name is Barbara. For almost eight months I watched a young man come to my place of business without any teeth and who, after talking to him, apparently appears slow.
I watched him walk without any direction back and forth every time he came in the store till finally I started to talk to him.
It appears his parents are incapacitated and homebound. From what I surmised from our conversation, he was not even given any formal education to develop any skills so he wanders aimlessly around the neighborhood every day doing absolutely nothing but watch television with his family.
I cannot stop thinking "What happens to him if his parents die?" They are on disability and it appears they put their son in the same position.
Yet he wants to learn something where he can go to work and maybe have a life. He just went for some teeth since I told him it would help if he wanted to get work.
Slow or not, he said he likes to cook, he is good with bicycles and perhaps, he could even learn gardening or flower arranging, ANYTHING at this point.
He said he did not want to live in the street when his parents die and I could see tears in his eyes because he is so afraid of being alone and helpless.
I need someone to help me help him but do not know who to contact. PLEASE, I saw this letter as a means of helping this young man.
I believe he just turned 24 but looking at him you would think he is only 19 years old because he wears tee shirts and a baseball cap all the time.
If only someone will help him, I would be so grateful.
He is really a very kind and caring person and his future has me so worried even though he is of no relation to me, just someone who needs a hand to guide him.
I am a senior citizen who works as part of a grant for SPECS. I was blessed because this grant became available so I would be able to work even if for 20 hours a week.
But to not have a future because someone has no skills and think one's future is the street, I become ill worrying about him. I wish I had money to help but my funds are so limited as well since my husband died leaving me penniless and living on social security.
Please have a heart and help this young man, PLEASE.
Thank you so much for giving me a place to tell you about him. He needs help with his speech as well because he had no teeth for so long due to illness.
If there is any grant to help him, please notify me immediately and I will help him fill out the forms. He lives in Mesa, Arizona and I will be eternally grateful.
Respectfully yours, Barbara
YES, there are people who care about others that much. That is why I worked for 25 years helping children, animals and the elderly to get bills passed to stop them from being abused. We need to keep caring or we will lose heart. I, too, have tears in my eyes when I worry what will happen to him in the future. Please help, please. Thank you again.