Grant Money To Help Woman With Multiple Disabilities And Depression
by Adriane Harmon
(St. Louis, MO, USA)
I am 32-year-old female with a small family and no children of my own.
I have mixed tissue connective disease, hidradenitis suppurativa, ulcers, thyroid problems and depression.
I currently receive Disability benefits. It's $710 a month but it's not enough for me to live on.
I owe back rent for my apartment.
I have no transportation back and forth to my six doctors.
I have to buy food monthly, and pay for doctors' visits with prescriptions.
I need to have a certain kind of shoe that I can't afford to order from my foot doctor.
I need certain medications that I just can't get.
I tried to work at Delmar Gardens and became ill. They released me of my duties.
I worked for a few temporary agencies and I could not keep my job because of my disabilities.
I also tried a daycare and was not able to keep employment.
It gets very depressing.
I need a grant or loan to pay back rent for my apartment before I get thrown out.
I need a car to help me get back and forth to my doctors appointments. I have six different doctors to see.
I need to keep food in my home, keep my lights and gas on, pay for doctors' copays, buy prescriptions I need and order and pay for my special shoe.
I do have a business idea. It's to open a Candy Store/Community Center for the young children in my neighborhood. There's nothing for them to do in our area.
The kids could come into the center and play basketball, kickball, have lunch, talk, sing, dance and even go to a small camp for the summer.
It would be place where they could do homework, or just not be at home alone while the parents are working.