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Grant Money To Help Stroke Disabled Mother With Handicapped Daughter

by Brenda
(Northridge, California, USA)

I am 57 years old. When I look back 20 years ago, I was lucky. I was married to a decent person and had three wonderful kids.

Then about eight years ago I had a stroke. It didn't affect my limbs but it had affected my short-term, but not my long-term, memory.

It started on a day that was normal. I had to get up to get to work and get my daughter going to school. She is severely mentally handicapped.

I didn't mind that at all. I thought I had the world. But then my employer called me because I was late for work.

I was too busy looking for my daughter. I couldn't find her at all in the house. I knew she wasn't upstairs because she could hardly walk.

Then my sister-in-law came over because my workers called her. She had called my oldest son, who was in high school.

He asked me where his sister was. I told him that I didn't know. He went into her room and she was behind the door.

He said that he would take her to school and my sister-in-law would take me to the doctors.

During the following week I had found out that I had a stroke. I could not talk and remember familiar faces.

I lost my job because I couldn't remember what people told me.

Then about six years ago my husband died. We lost our house because he was the only person working.

All I want is about $15,000 to purchase a used car. I want to get around by myself and to visit my kids and take my daughter to the doctors.

My memory is bad but the stroke happened and I have to live with it. I just want to feel that I can do things on my own.

Could you please help me? If you could point me to a government grant or really anything to help, that would be so great.

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