Disabled Single Mom Seeks Grant For Transportation And Debt Relief
(Bixby, Oklahoma, USA)
My name is Gale Blake and I am a single mother of 6. I'm 42 years old and I love my children: 3 boys and 3 girls.
I feel blessed because my children are doing really good in school and are always trying to strive to make me smile. I love that about them.
They help me around the house and try not to complain much. I’m the luckiest mom in the world.
I became disabled in 2009. I have severe depression and also two children with disability. So it is very hard on us trying to deal with their disabilities and mine at the same time. We make it together as a family.
I cannot buy the things my children need, not want. And that’s what hurts the most. Sometimes I have to reschedule doctors' appointments. Where we live there is no public transportation, so I have no choice but to rely on other people for rides.
My children cannot do after school activities because I cannot pick them up afterwards. Medicines are expensive. I go to organizations but sometimes they don’t have funds. So I cannot pay for my medications.
My son is still getting rejected for SSI and it is hard not to be able to meet his needs. I've been fighting since 2008 and I'm still fighting. My family lives in a different state and I only rely on my children. All we have is each other.
I would love a chance to receive a grant to get the things we need such as reliable transportation, paying off credit card debts and student loans.
Just to be debt free, that is my dream. I want to start all over again for my children.