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.
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.
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.
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.
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.