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Grant Money To Help Diabetic Army Veteran Mother Pay For Medications

by Elaine Schell
(Martinsburg, WV, USA)

I am 54 years old and the mother of two children. My children are grown and on their own.

I was in the Army. I have worked since I was 15 years old and when I turned 52, I was unable to work.

Disability Issues

I am a diabetic with poor circulation in my legs and feet… both knees and ankles. I have arthritis, neuropathy, lymphedema and high blood pressure.

I am currently living on Social Security Disability, which I worked a lot of years to get, often working two jobs.

Financial Hardship

I have money issues with paying for my prescription co-pays with Medicare Part D. I have to make a decision to get medicine or get groceries.

My rent is according to my income but is still very high.

Income Efforts

I am not able to work at all and my family does help me a little. They aren't able to help me on a monthly basis.

Sometimes I go without my medicine because I have no money to buy them.

Specific Needs

I am seeking grants and benefits to help me. I would be thankful for any help I can get at this point because I am really struggling with paying bills and getting my medicine.

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