Grant Money To Help Congestive Heart Failure Disabled Man Regain Autonomy
by Cemail Smith
(Houston, Texas, USA)
My name is Cemail S. Smith Jr. I am a 28-year-old African American man from Beaumont, Texas currently living in Houston, Texas.
I have four kids: two girls and two boys and is currently separated from my wife.
I love writing, music, cooking and designing custom t-shirts in Adobe Photoshop.
I am a Christian that loves to help people.
I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF), high blood pressure, neuropathy, diabetes and high cholesterol.
I have a defibrillator implanted in my chest in case my heart stops. I am currently taking nine different medications. A virus was said to attack my heart.
I was 320 pounds. Now I am 165 pounds. When it first started I had trouble breathing when I walked from one part of the house to the next.
My neuropathy has gotten worse in my legs and feet. The pain is unbearable at times.
I also have panic attacks that I control by simple breathing techniques shown to me by hospital doctors.
It is hard to make it on SSI alone. And with all these health issues, I have minimal work opportunities.
I am receiving just $714 a month, which is enough to pay rent and bills.
My son's mother is on SSI also and we stay together but nothing is left over to get a vehicle or pay my school debt from the past.
I would love to become a homeowner but down payment and no credit and school debt is an issue.
I would love to go back to school to have some kind of skill and education to make extra money and maybe become a successful business owner.
My computer is a cheap outdated piece of hardware, which makes it hard to search and be productive.
I have tried work at home ventures but in the end were money schemes.
I cannot stand up for long periods of time without hurting and the pain in my legs and feet getting to me.
I have tried selling custom printed t-shirts online. Having no money for inventory to run a home-based business, I can d no more than design the t-shirts and fitted hats.
My family helps every month with diapers, bus fare and other expenses.
I would like information on:
- grants for school, information on getting a divorce
- information on down payment assistance for disabled people trying to buy their first home
- money to get a reliable vehicle
- grants available for disabled people trying to get money to start a small business.
I want to invest more into my small t-shirt printing business.