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Grant To Help Cerebral Palsy Disabled Man Build Home Gaming Business

by Cedric Scales
(Hiram, Georgia, USA)

I'm 38. I don't have any kids and I'm staying with my mother for the moment.

My hobbies are working out, building computers and playing video games.

Disability Issues

My disability was diagnosed as cerebral palsy when I was a little baby.

It affected my right arm and leg, which is smaller than on my left side.

Also I don't have any real movement of my right hand because of the muscles.

The issue with my right leg is that I don't have enough flexibility in my right foot so I have to ware a brace to keep my foot straight when I walk.

Financial Hardship

I'm having a hard time finding a job in my field of study of science and information systems/networking for which I have a BS.

Because of this I don't have enough money to pay off my bills.

I don't take any medications for my disability, so that is not an issue.

I have to stay with my mother because I don't get enough a month in Disability to get my own place.

Income Efforts

I've been getting $802 a month disability since 2008. When I first started I was getting SSI. Then in 2009, I got approved for SSDI. I think that's what they call it; I'm not sure.

I have been sending my resume out for part-time and fulltime jobs in my field of study.

I even applied at temp services but most of these companies say you need two to three years of experience. But how can you get the experience if no one will give you a chance to prove yourself?

My father tried to get me on at his company but they decided to go with someone within the company.

Friends have also tried to get me on within their companies but none of them were hiring.

I do get food stamps. I got approved for that back when I got approved for my disability,

Specific Needs

What I need is a grant for is to help me pay off all my bills as well as get my own place and to get my own transportation.

I also want to start my own computer company

Business Idea

The business idea I have is to start my own computer company where I'm coming up with new ideas about a new gaming system.

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Feb 06, 2013
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A couple of ideas
by: Kim Hubbard

Cedric, My husband and I both have cerebral palsy and can relate to your story in a major way! Our story is here on Accessible.org under the "Inspirations" page. I wonder if Vocational Rehabilitation could assist you? I understand that you want to be independent. Try this webpage to search for funds that many people might not be aware of http://www.ability-mission.org/benefits. Hope this helps. God bless!

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