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Disability Grants For Remitting MS Disabled Lisa To Restructure Finances

by Lisa Wright
(Lakeland, Florida, USA)

I am a 49-year-old female living in Florida with my husband. We have been married for 20 years.

I don't have biological children but I have wonderful stepchildren and grandchildren as well as godchildren. I also enjoy being with my grandmother, age 92 and my mom.

I also worked as a successful speech therapist for 20 years.

Cheerful and Optimistic Lisa Despite MS
Cheerful and Optimistic Lisa Despite MS

Disability Issues

I was diagnosed with relapse remitting multiple sclerosis 15 years ago. I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

It used to be that relapses occurred only every few years. Now they occur several times a year, which makes working virtually impossible.

My neurologist said my latest MRI revealed increased lesions and expects them to multiply.

I also have significant concentration and memory problems that make daily tasks more difficult.

Any kind of stress increases my symptoms including decreased mobility, stress knots in my stomach due to intense anxiety and depression and increased pain like electric shock pains in random places all over my body constantly all day.

I am in the shape I'm in now because I constantly worked in spite of having neuropathy type symptoms in my hands, legs, hips and feet. Usually when I have a relapse all I can do is rest due to chronic fatigue.

When I have relapses I can't do anything but rest because I also have chronic fatigue.

Financial Hardship

I have more debt than income. I have to constantly borrow money. Although I make $1882 and my husband $1330 we make "too much" to qualify for food stamps or SSI.

This is very humiliating. I have always hated borrowing money. I was a successful speech therapist for 20 years and was always independent.

It sounds like we make a lot, but we have giant expenses, rent, maxed out credit cards and loans, medical insurance, medicines, car payments and insurance.

Right now I am not eligible to qualify for Medicare because I have been disabled less than two years.

My insurance is almost $100 a month. When I was working I spent quite a bit for supplements, which helped me significantly and greatly reduced my symptoms. Now I can't afford these.

My roof leaks whenever it rains which lately is daily since it rains frequently in Florida. I also have plumbing problems in the bathroom. The pipes frequently become clogged, which causes a disgusting backup of raw sewage.

Income Efforts

I have to borrow at least $300 monthly from relatives and/or pay day loans.

My mom and grandmother help as much as they can, but I don't want to drain their resources. They are just average people who are not rich plus they have their own struggles.

I did try to work with Disability Digest. I only lasted four weeks and my debilitating symptoms returned.

I also tried paid surveys but it takes untold hours to earn less than $10.

Specific Needs

I am seeking grants. I need assistance to pay a bankruptcy lawyer. He is charging me $1,500. I have given him $400 so far. This need is my 1st priority!

When I was working I spent quite bit for supplements, which helped me significantly and greatly reduced my symptoms. Now I can't afford these.

I could also use a scooter and a ramp added. My walking ability and endurance fluctuate. I manage with a cane or walker at home but I would like to continue grocery shopping independently.

Often the store carts are taken and I hate depending on my mom or friends to do my shopping. I like to take my time comparing prices, ingredients, etc.

Business Idea

I don't have a business idea but I would like more information about doing temporary work-at-home jobs that last for 3-4 weeks.

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Oct 27, 2015
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About that link
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for the update!

Just to be sure... that LegalShield link goes to a page with Charles Wright as the name of the referral partner. Is that what you wanted?

Best,
Don Coggan

Oct 27, 2015
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Progress Update
by: Lisa Wright

First of all I thank God for Don Coggan who has been patiently guiding me through this process. I just set up a gofundme page. I also applied at modestneeds.org but I didn't qualify since I am unemployed.

Also in spite of my hardships I recently have an opportunity to supplement my Disability. Back in 2000 I signed up to be a Legal Shield associate (previously Pre-paid Legal). I forgot all about it but I thought to call them. They told me that I was still considered an associate and that I could be re-instated at no charge.

I was so happy. However, I still need $120 to reactivate my state license and certification, but in the meantime I can promote the identity theft plan. My website is:

wright.legalshieldassociate.com

I would be grateful for any help and support.

Sep 22, 2015
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Thank you
by: Lisa Wright

Thank you for publishing my story. I sincerely hope it helps someone else as well to develop their story. Thanks again so much for making this resource possible for those with disabilities. This gives me a lot of hope and I hope it will inspire others as well.

Sep 22, 2015
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The Workbook will help you now.
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Lisa,

Congratulations on getting your story published. You may now get the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Best,
Don Coggan

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