Grant Help For Accident Disabled Single Mother With Multiple Other Disabilities
(Sale Creek, Tennessee, USA)
My name is Amanda, Manda to my friends. I am a 35-year-old divorcee. I married at 17 after I hastily quit school two years before.
I am the mother of a brilliant 15-year-old son and a 21-year-old stepdaughter and proud nana of a newborn grandson.
I worked for many years with the elderly, then moved on to work with mentally and physically challenged adults in my community. I still enjoy visiting the clients I worked for.
I volunteered at a food pantry for a short while as a community service. I really love to spend time with my family doing things and sharing time with them. I always dreamed of having a huge family.
A few years ago I became disabled. I have very bad nerves and chronic, clinical depression. I also have degenerating discs in my neck and lower back.
I have fibromyalgia and arthritis throughout my entire body. I had to have surgery for a complete hysterectomy when I was 26 years old for numerous cysts on my tubes and ovaries and a few other things.
I received my disability after a car wreck a few years ago, that made the problems I have increase beyond my ability to deal with them and have a job at the same time.
Before I moved to Sale Creek to take care of my dad in his home, I had my own home, which I shared with my ex-husband, our son and his daughter who I helped raise since she was 18 months old.
During this time I was going through the surgeries for the hysterectomy. My then husband was planning to leave me and while I was in the hospital he let our housing payments and bills go for three months unawares to me.
We had already just filed bankruptcy and there was no chance to save my home once he did leave.
I inevitably lost the house because I was forced to go back to work too soon and then when I came to live with my dad I had the car wreck and totaled my car.
I was unable to work and lost my drivers license and had to wait for my disability. After that I started to make payments for the wreck and got my license back.
It was not until I was almost arrested for being someone else that I realized my identity had been stolen. The woman who stole my identity stopped any chances of me being able to fix my credit again.
I did file with the Federal Bureau of Investigations on this and am still trying to get my life back.
I live out in the rural area of Hamilton County, which means there is no public transportation as in buses. I have to pay to use rural transportation and that is not always an option, as my money is so limited.
I have a 1980 Chevy van that needs many repairs so that is why I do not have my own transportation.
I need to find a place of my own because my dad says that when he passes away he is willing this home to my little sister and will leave us homeless again.
I am on full disability and cannot work, plus the medications I am on don't allow me many options for part time work. Almost all of them are controlled narcotics. I cannot do any volunteer work or other things like that due to transportation problems.
I would be very grateful to find a single grant or several grants to allow me to get a good used vehicle and a place to live.
I don't want to worry about being told to leave when I least expect it. I want a place that's a home for my son and me and a place my grandson and my other family can visit.
I would like to get out of debt and not have the mountains of bills lingering over my head all the time.
I would like to try to go back to school for my GED and maybe even go on to college someday.
I would love to be able to start having money to put away for my son's college fees so that he will have life a little easier and hopefully not have to struggle.
I am very thankful for the small gifts I do have in my life right now but I do not believe it is wrong to hope for more.
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