Grant For Herbert With Kidney Disease To Make Home Handicap Accessible
by Herbert Lewis
(Baytown, Texas, USA)
I'm a 64-year-old African American. I am disabled and so is my wife.
Our four children are grown with families.
I'm a veteran of the Vietnam War where I served two years.
After being diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure in 1981 and after 20 years it all blew up in my face while driving home from work one day.
I passed out drove my truck into a parked train, and eight months later the company declared me disabled and I no longer had a job.
Now I'm in stage three of chronic kidney disease, awaiting a kidney transplant or dialysis.
My status is 100% disabled.
I was awarded Social Security benefits, which pays $2200 a month.
We thank God that Medicare pays most of the prescription and diabetes supplies.
We have spent all our savings seeking care for the wife's paralysis and praying she will walk again, even after five years.
Medicare also pays for transportation to the doctor.
My wife is looking to work at home as an Avon sales person. The computer is down and being worked on, but she is having good luck with that now.
Family and friends help all they can.
We get help from our church family.
We seek help from housing programs that could help a senior citizen repair their home to make it handicap accessible with shower stalls handrails.
We seek benefits, grants in any form the Lord will Bless us, I don't know much about grants other than what I have just read and to receive one and not have to repay it would be a Blessing come true.