Grant For Teresa With Multiple Disabilities To Build Herbal Therapy Business
by Teresa Fisher
(Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Hello, my name is Teresa. L. Fisher I am a 50-year-old American woman.
I raised four children mostly as a single parent. I figured my struggles would be not as they are.
My children have all left the nest happily making their mark in the world all successfully building profitable careers and starting families.
My greatest achievement has been to raise such well rounded children that want to improve the world for everyone.
They want to be good role models for the younger generations and inspirational for me to try to be the best I can be.
My disability issue is having a muscle disease that turns the muscles to bone in both feet and legs. This has contributed to heel spurs
Not wanting to be wheelchair-bound I had surgeries performed on both of my feet reliving the pain and am walking without the aid of crutches now.
I have other problems as well. They are many.
I have a blood disease called thalassemia minor. It causes the bad blood cells to multiple twice as fast as the good blood cells. The bad blood cells attack the good blood cells making infections hard to fight off.
The doctor said that he calls it tired blood because it makes you tired faster than normal. It can be controlled by a diet rich in iron and potassium.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, which causes body aches and cramping of the joints.
I have COPD, which is caused by smoking.
I am also allergic to dust mites, tree pollen, rag weed and carbonated water, and I am lactose intolerant.
Since I have aged, my disability and health issues have increased, making it less likely for me to get hired. It also restricts my being active and causes me boredom and depression.
I have also suffered from a back injury which does not help my mobility issues.Financial Hardship
The financial hardships that I am going through are mainly due to employers not being willing to hire me because of my disability, even though I have shown my willingness to work.
I have lost jobs due to being low person on the totem pole at the time of the economy crunch.
I have applied for disability and Social Security and was awarded $420 a month plus $65 in food stamps.
I am renting a room from my ex-husband, for $300 a month plus chores.
My parents and close family members have perished and siblings are unable to help.
My children have enough to take care of theirselves.Income Efforts
I like to work and stay as active as possible but my disability and health issues have put a big damper on that.
I am a retired cosmetologist, I have a lot of training and skills.
I went to school for graphic arts, but found out that jobs in that field are in printing and I would not have the breaks I need for my feet.
I worked for JC Penny for six years but the economy found me at the bottom of the totem pole.
I worked as a school cook but as before I was found at the bottom of the totem pole.
I went to college to become a therapeutic rehabilitation therapist, but because of my financial picture.
I put that on hold until I'm able to finish the schooling required for the Homeopathogenic medicine.Specific Needs
I need a dental grant to help pay for a bottom set of false teeth to replace my broken or misshapen teeth on the bottom.
I need medical grants so I can seek therapeutic rehabilitation treatments to increase my mobility capabilities.
I need a business grant for an online web page business to sell wholesale products for profit or to grow medicinal herbs for homeopathogenic medicine and herbal remedies.
I need a housing grant program to help me raise herbs and form a business of my own.Business Idea
The reason I went to college was because I wanted to open a spa-like therapeutic rehabilitation therapy center.
The center would offer herbal therapeutic massage treatments, acupressure, chiropractic services, holistic homeopathogenic medicine,swimming aerobics and low impact exercises.
It could also have a retail area for buying homeopathogenic medicine, herbal remedies, as well as books on the subjects as well products for holistic health and living and art work.
Another form of business is an at-home online web company that sells therapeutic rehabilitation medicine, herbal remedies and books on how to make your own herbal medicines and buy the fresh herbs to do so.
It could offer advice and services of Doctors and Therapists that perform rehabilitation services or groups that teach and discuss holistic living techniques.