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Home Buying Grant For Iraq Veteran With PTSD And Multiple Sclerosis

by Meshell
(Longview,TX, USA)

I am a 26-year-old African American woman veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

I'm currently single with no children, but I'm blessed to have three sisters and my parents still alive and well.

I joined the Military in June of 2003 shortly after my 18th birthday! I have served overseas in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice.

Soon I will have to get medically discharged out of the Army National Guard due to my many physical and mental illnesses/injuries.

When it comes to my disabilities the list is long to be honest. I have:

- Multiple Sclerosis, diagnosed in January of 2011
- PTSD, diagnosed in September 2009
- Knee injuries diagnosed in 2007
- Sleeping disorder
- Pes planus in both feet
- Back problems

According to the VA I am disabled.

I have had many financial hardships in several different situations. My main hope and dreams seemed to fade away when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis along with my other injuries.

I have been trying to tell myself that I am okay. It just isn't enough to tell myself that anymore.

When it comes to transportation, my sister Janell takes me to my out of town appointments. Janell also gives me my injections for my Multiple Sclerosis. I have never been scared of needles in my life until now.

I really would like to have a home of my own. I do not like to dwell on the negative things in life but I need to make sure that my home has all of the accommodations to be able to have a wheelchair when it is deemed necessary.

I was recently donated a new washer and dryer from the Vietnam Veterans of America organization.

I would really love to get a grant to get a new house. Apartment rent is becoming more and more expensive and I would love to have a home of my own.

I do not have a family of my own right now but I do plan on having one someday.

I hear about grants all the time on television, the radio as well as the Internet. I would just love to see if there is some truth in them.

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