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Grant Money For MS Disabled Single Mom For Legal Advice And Home Repairs

by Lisa Jackson
(Bakersfield, California, USA)

I am a 44-year-old single mother of three sons. I think of myself as being a child of God.

My oldest is 24. He's independent and gave me my first grandchild November 2013.

My second son is 15, and has been a juvenile diabetic for 10 years. My third son is 13, shy but smart.

In 2009, I managed to get out of a 16-year-long marriage/relationship full of control, lies and deception.

I received an AA, BA, MPA, Teaching Credential and California Real Estate License. I'm currently enrolled in California State University Bakersfield.

Disability Issues

The largest part of my suffering began in 2005 when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

It started with a simple numbness of my left forearm. And went downhill from there.

I can't walk without assistance. I have very little ability to stand and balance myself. I'm exhausted 24 hours a day. My cognition, focus and concentration have been greatly compromised.

I have urinary and bowl function difficulties and I fight depression and anxiety daily.

I can't keep up with daily chores or responsibilities. I feel hopeless and disgruntled often.

Financial Hardship

Since my diagnoses, I have been surviving off of faith.

I lost my teaching position with the Department of Corrections in December 2011 for having my prescription marijuana in my purse, in the parking lot, in the trunk of a locked car.

I was able to consume the prescription just not have it anywhere on the grounds of my place of employment. I pleaded no contest for lack of attorney fees.

Aside from losing my career, I lost my professional creditability, integrity and dignity.

I was under the illusion that I was within my medical and legal rights to ingest and posses the contents of my medical examiner prescription. Not so!

As my life continued to nosedive, I became a felon, incurred fines and faced restrictions. My teaching credential and real estate license came into question.

I now am believed to have a sciatic nerve problem along with high cholesterol. I have tried several top multiple sclerosis therapies without success.

I am currently leaning toward nutrition and exercise (yoga and meditation) to address my condition, although I have been unable to participate due to financial limitations.

Income Efforts

I receive $857 from my retirement plan. I net $737 as my only source of income after medical, dental and vision deductions.

I do not qualify for cash aide or food stamps because of the felony charges.

Neither do I qualify for social security disability due to working for the state of California as a teacher and not paying into social security during those years of employment.

I am at risk of losing our family residence where I live with two of my boys.

Specific Needs

I need immediate assistance with a lawyer for legal matters, to expunge records.

I need advice and some financial assistance with the fact that I do not have a heating unit in my residence.

I have a broken water pipe on my property that needs to be repaired and I need a new roof on my residence.

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Mar 06, 2013
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In a Complex Boat Too!!!
by: Dottie C.

I really feel for you, Lisa. Sounds like Ken is a wealth of information. I know his input will help me. I'm in such a mess that I don't even want to go there right now.

I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you will include me in yours.

Keep the faith girl. You "Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought." There really is a book called that. It's kind of old, but well worth reading. I'm sure you have plenty of reading to do already. Just keep the positive thinking going, do the footwork that's put in front of you, and everything will work itself out.

Dottie C.

Mar 06, 2013
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Baking a great layer cake!
by: Ken

Hi Lisa,

You may want to look at this site as well; it comes from a pretty high authority:

http://usconservatives.about.com/

I would confront him directly and ask about your legal rights!

God Bless,
Ken, your brother in the law!!!

Mar 06, 2013
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No Bakeries allowed... BOOO!
by: Ken

Hi Lisa,

Check out this site. It is government, with rules to follow and worth a look:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/california

Good Luck,
Ken

Mar 06, 2013
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Can't get baked in Bakersfield
by: Anonymous

Hi Lisa,

You must get a advocate lawyer on your side. You may have to look around, but you have been wrongfully terminated, unless that was on your agreement of employment. I would still ask though. If you are prescribed a medication by a professional then how can a layman fire you? Don't put up with this crap! We have to stand together. Is someone going to get canned for taking Demerol? Fight for your rights! Stand up and join a group of advocates on the rights of medical marijuana! Please!

Ken

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