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Disabled Veteran Seeking Grant Money To Help Cope With Everyday Struggles

by Melissa Harris
(Cottonport, LA, USA)

Hello! I am a 42-year-old service connected disabled Army veteran, retired after 12 and 1/2 years of service.

I'm the mother of 3. I am willing to work for my living, but I'm having a very bad time now.

Bills are piling up, the car note is getting behind and my health is declining.

I have Lupus, which is an autoimmune disorder. Basically my body fights against itself. I got diagnosed in 1998 while in Kuwait.

I have been having problems recently and have had to go back and forth to the doctor.

Working right now is really hard to do, because I have problems standing for long periods of time and I have chronic fatigue syndrome.

My bills are piling up I haven't enough money to pay all my bills, and I can't work right know because of my health issues.

I'm trying very hard to hold on to my car so when my health gets a little better I will be able to go back to work.

I have tried getting help from grants, and I applied to increase my disability benefits.

I'm looking into maybe working from home. For that I would need a computer, which I don't have and can't afford.

I am looking for enough grant money to catch up my bills and to carry me over until my health improves and I can go back to work or continue with my education goals.

Maybe they can increase my veterans benefits and I can apply for SSI benefits also.

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