Disability Grants To Help Diabetes Disabled Kenneth Get New Scooter And Vehicle Hand Controls
by Kenneth Powell
(Emporia, Kansas, USA)
Diabetes Disabled Kenneth Seeks Disability Grants For Scooter And Vehicle Hand Controls
I'm a 58-year-old man with a loving wife (and mother of our three kids) and one granddaughter.
I previously worked at a nuclear plant and enjoyed all 28 years.Disability Issues
When I turned 40 years old I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Since that time my health has gotten nothing but worse.
After being told I was a diabetic, I then had to have both feet amputated, and then my eyesight started failing me and lastly my kidneys have been shutting down.Financial Hardship
I left my job in September of 2012 based on disability. In February 2013, I was awarded Social Security Disability, which opened a door for Wolf Creek (my previous employer) to offer me a disability pension.
I was also awarded my long-term disability insurance monthly. With three incomes it has almost made up what I was making while working, yet I'm unable to freely buy the things I want/need.
Because of my disease, I'm no longer able to work. Besides my feet and eyesight, my hands do not work very well. My fingertips do not allow typing very much.
I applied for and got SSDI.
My previous employer provided me with a disability pension.
I was awarded two grants to install hand controls in my 1998 Ranger. The Cerebral Palsy organization and a firm called Independence helped pay for most of the cost of the controls.
Due to my health condition I am unable to work at any job.Specific Needs
I am seeking grant money for the purchase of new hand controls to be installed in my Ford Escape. The Ranger controls are not compatible with the Escape.
I'm also seeking grant money to purchase a new disability scooter, as my current scooter is failing and the cost to repair it outweighs the cost of a new one.