Grant For Arthritis And Depression Disabled Jazherah To Train Service Dogs
by Jazherah MacMornna
(San Francisco, California, USA)
I'm a 61-year-old woman of African, Irish, Cherokee, Italian, and French heritage. I have no family left.
I've had a lot of jobs including playing in a Blues band, taking care of race horses, and growing herbs to sell to restaurants.
Between injuries from an assault and work-related ones and worsening arthritis, I have balance and mobility issues.
I also have to cope with clinical depression and type 2 diabetes.
My knees, shoulders, and back no longer work the way they're supposed to.Financial Hardship
My only income now is SSI and Medi-Cal pays for some of my medications.
Basic living expenses plus AT&T's constant raising their internet fees take a giant bite out of $889.Income Efforts
I did grow herbs to sell but constant vandalism of the garden and the bad back ended that.
I do online surveys but that really doesn't pay.
GoFundMe has proven useless so far and I don't like begging anyway.
Friends help with small loans but I can't keep that up.Specific Needs
A service dog trained for balance and mobility and balance assistance will help me get about better.
Plus having the dog to care for will help alleviate my depression. If she can also be a diabetic alert dog, it will help a lot.Business Idea
I have some experience training dogs so I'm considering a career training service dogs.
I'm also a writer and I perhaps can combine these in some way.