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Disability Grants For TBI And PTSD Disabled Veteran Joshua To Start Lawn Care Business

by Joshua Ransonet
(Youngsville, Louisiana, USA)

Joshua Ransonet
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.

Financial Hardship

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.

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Sep 09, 2016
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Thank you Kim
by: Joshua

I hope this story does inspire others. Being able to help others is the greatest strength. "Strength isn't being able to do everything alone. Strength is knowing when to ask for help and not wing to proud to do it." Karen Marie Moning

Sep 09, 2016
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Thank You
by: Joshua Ransonet

Thank you Mr Don. Truly a blessing.

Sep 09, 2016
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Thank You Joshua For Sharing
by: Kim

Thank you Joshua for sharing your story. I wanted to wish you the very best of luck with your lawn business. I have a feeling you will do very well.

I hope your story can reach other vets and your inspiration may get them started on their own business. Thanks again Joshua for sharing.
Kim

Sep 09, 2016
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The Workbook is key
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hey Joshua,

Good on you for getting your story published! You can now access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need.

Cheers!
Don Coggan

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