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Grant Money To Help Accident Disabled Woman Amputee Regain Independence

by Elsie Barrett
(Washington, DC, USA)

My two daughters are young "ladies." When I observe them, I realize that I reared them well.

My two grandchildren are prospering by their mother's rearing as well. One is in college; the other is in the military.


I have five sisters, four parental, one that adopted us as her play sister. Our relationship with her goes beyond play sister; she is our "sister."

Disability Issues

Let me just say, I was having a wonderful time in life, early retiree, and enjoying every aspect of it.

I am a 62-year-old woman who was struck by a car in 2006 and rendered disabled.

I am now an amputee, right leg above the knee. I have rods and screws in my right arm and left leg.

I depend on Social Security Disability for my income. This has really been a blow to my self-esteem and I no longer feel independent.

I've had nearly 10 surgeries on my body since 2006.

It seems every time I have something go wrong with my body, it's always linked to that car hitting me.

And I have no memory of the incident. None. My doctors say, "It's good you do not remember; the impact had to be extremely painful. The driver had to be going an excess of 42 miles an hour; you more than likely were thrown into the air."

And, because I could not remember, I wasn't able to get any lawyer to take my case. No one, and I contacted the best.

So I've never been compensated for the loss of my limb. At this point in my life, any grant or other funds I can receive would be a much needed funding for me.

Financial Hardship

I would use the money to purchase a vehicle that could be customized with a wheelchair lift so I can get around without having to depend on transportation that can be costly to a low-income person like myself.

I'd also like to purchase or get a rent to own a one-level house, or condo, specially designed for a person who is disabled.

Income Efforts

I was blessed when applying for SSDI, because I have: an amputated right leg above the knee, hardware in my right arm, hardware in my left leg. The in-take representative approved my application right then and there.

I was able to retire from my job early; so I have that income as well. However, that is taxed to the max, so to speak.

Specific Needs

I am seeking grants to help me:
- finish school
- cover my medical expenses (which are out the roof)
- pay for an in-house program to assist with my depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem
- drive again
- pay for an inexpensive personal trainer
- find a stylist to help with a wardrobe for an amputee

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How to search for and find benefits...
by: Don from Ability-Mission.org

Hi Elsie,

There are several funding sources available that many do not know about. If you follow the instructions you find at the link below, you'll be able to find out what benefits you are entitled to, based on your particular qualifications and needs.

http://www.ability-mission.org/benefits

Good luck and please let us know how it works out, okay?

Cheers!
Don from Ability-Mission.org

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