Disability Grants For TBI And PTSD Disabled Veteran Joshua To Start Lawn Care Business
by Joshua Ransonet
(Youngsville, Louisiana, USA)
I am a 36-year-old married man with four beautiful children, who are my world. Together with our dog, we all live in Youngsville Louisiana.
I spent 10 years in the Louisiana National Guard and served two tours in combat. I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.Disability Issues
I suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in combat when a roadside bomb exploded near my vehicle.
I also suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of combat operations.
I live with reoccurring nightmares of combat, confusion, seizures and intermittent explosive disorder.
I have been given a rating of 70 percent from the Veterans Administration and Unemployability. This is a permanent and total disability.
I have been denied by Social Security, as they believe I am still capable of work.
Due to my medications to assist with these issues I have a hard time finding and sustaining work.
I have applied to many jobs but never get past the Human Resources when asked about my medications.
With a wife and four children I need to help pull my own weight.
I also need to alter our home to include stand-up showers to ensure I don't have a seizure in a bathtub.Income Efforts
I have held several jobs outside of home in the past few years but always run into issues with my doctor visits and medications.
I have received a donation from a Veterans Group to assist with bills.
My mom has also helped me with many bills.
I owe money to friends.
I am also in the appeals process with SSDI.Specific Needs
I am looking specifically for grants to start a small Lawn Care business from home. This will allow me to take care of my family and assist me in reaching a goal of being my own boss.
As well, I need assistance with altering my home.
I also need legal assistance with the SSDI appeal.Business Idea
I find that the easiest thing for me to do is to be my own boss. Cutting grass is something that I enjoy. It also gives me the freedom to make my doctor appointments at my leisure.
I can take my medications to keep the seizures under control and assist as needed with the children.
Being my own boss will give me the satisfaction that I need and provide me with all the necessary freedoms.
I am looking for $30,000 for a trailer and riding lawnmower, push lawnmower, weed eaters, edgers, hedge trimmers, blowers, rakes, shovels, saws for cutting trees at a height, etc.
There are many lawns in Youngsville that need care and many neighborhoods looking for a good lawn man.
I have already spoken to other lawn care men who are eager to give me lawns to get me started.