Disabled Single Mom Of Son With Learning Disability Seeks Grant For Home Repair
by Wendy Thacker
(Luka, MS, USA)
I am a 35-year-old divorced and disabled single mother of a 14-year-old son named Dakota, who has learning disabilities.
I have a full-time job and I have been in the Mississippi Army National Guard for six years.
Last April a tornado destroyed my home and now I am having to live with my parents Roy and Sherry Thacker.
My parents live on a fixed income of $900 a month and are raising two of their grandkids: Montana aged eight and John aged five.
I am in the process of building my house back and I have ran out of funds due to doctor bills for me and my son.
His next doctor visit is $2000 up front and they don't take Mississippi Medicaid so I guess he won't be going and our house won't get finished due to the money problems we are having.
I'm waiting to hear something from the VA hospital, but it has been a year and I haven't heard anything yet.
Although I have a full-time job, I'm stressed out with having less than nothing after paying the car note and insurance, paying medical bills for my son and myself and trying to finish the house.
I am looking for a grant to help me pay some bills and to finish my house and cover some of son's doctor bills.