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Government Grant Needed For Single Mother With Diabetes And Renal Failure

by Debbie
(Perris, CA, USA)

I am 29 years old and a diabetes and renal failure disabled single mother of a three year old boy.

I was a hardworking individual taking care of myself but when I got pregnant in 2006 I became very sick and spent lots of time in the hospital.

I was then let go of my job of two years. I tried to work but I developed preeclampsia and my blood pressure would not go down.

I was forced to have my son early at 32 weeks. He was born at 2 lb and 8 oz. He is a healthy today but still low in weight.

I expected to get better and return back to work but was still very weak. After having my son I was left with 25% functionality of my kidneys.

My bills stated piling up because the money I was receiving was not the same as if I was working and now I had a little one.

In December 2007 I was diagnosed with Renal Failure. Today I am bound to a machine three days a week for three hours in order to live.

I do have disability but it does not cover all my bills and living expenses.

I have been trying to look for a job without any luck. I need to find a job that will be flexible with dialysis.

I got a job but was asked to take a drug test and when I told them I had a medical condition, they told me that if I didn’t urinate in a cup I could not get this job.

I asked them to take my blood or hair maybe a swab of my mouth but they said no. I have been looking for someone to help me sue this company for discrimination and have yet to find anyone.

In the meantime, I had a car get repossessed and credit card bills that didn’t get paid, along with a student loan, for which finance charges are building up.

I am in deep water and don’t know what to do. My son and I live with my sister and her family. She already has five kids of her own. I can’t afford to pay her any rent money.

I really need some money to help pay my bills and help my current living situation would be a big blessing, my son deserves better.

I am trying to get it together but with my medical condition it is very hard.

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