Grant Help For MS Disabled Virginia To Deal With Disability Induced Expenses
by Virginia Marte
(San Antonio, Texas, USA)
My name is Virginia Marte. I am 56-year-old woman living on long-term Disability. I have two children and five grandkids.
Virginia Marte And Grandkids
I've lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1994. I moved here to get out of an abusive marriage. My family all live in New York so I don't have any relatives nearby.
I live with my daughter, her husband and two grandkids. We have two dogs, a pit bull and a special-needs bull terrier.Disability Issues
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on February 9, 2016. It has made a big impact in my life. I also suffer from depression, anxiety and diabetes. I also have arthritis in knee and hips.
With everything that's going on my stress level is very high and affects my medical conditions.
I take 12 different medications: six for my Multiple Sclerosis including a shot three times a week, four for my depression and anxiety and two for my diabetes.
It's overwhelming with all the doctors' appointments, physical therapy and so many medications to remember to take.
I receive $1615.09 a month from long-term disability. This qualifies me for $16 in food stamps.
I applied for SSDI, but that is a long process. My bills per month are as follows:
1. Rent - $950
2. Electricity - $200
3. Water – $ 75
4. Phone - $ 170
5. Cable - $150
6. Medical insurance - $98
7. Car Insurance - $66
Total bills = $1709
Total left = -$19
As you can see I have nothing left over. I also have some medical bills for about $3000 that I can't pay.Income Efforts
I have borrowed from my 401K.
I have applied for low-income housing and I'm still on the waiting list.
My application for SSDI is still pending.
I've reached out to the local community and the Multiple Sclerosis Society for assistance for rent and utilities.Specific Needs
Here's what I need to do:
1. Pay off my medical bills
2. Repair my car
3. Pay off the 401K loan
I need enough monetary help to pay off my bills and loans, repair my cars and be able to keep up with my bills.
I am just a 56-year-old woman trying to get back to the normal life I had back before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I want to get back to work eventually, take my grandkids to the park and the movies and go to their sporting events.
I am working hard everyday with my physical therapist and getting stronger. I just need some temporary help right now till I get back on my feet again.