Hospital Accident Disabled Man Seeks Retraining Grants To Restore Normality
by Bruce Sparks
(Springfield, Ohio, USA)
I am 49 and disabled from a hospital accident. I'm married with two grown children.
My wife has two children and one that was killed in a auto wreck. She also had a son that we adopted a few years ago.
Life was normal. Then one day within a week our lives changed forever. What would you do if this happened to you? You never know what tomorrow will bring.
I am paralyzed from a doctor mistake. I had a infection in my neck and the doctor did not see it on the tests. I was in the hospital for five days.
Then I lay down for a nap and woke up completely paralyzed. That was December 2005. Since then I have regained a lot but I'm still unable to walk or work.
I am a C-7 Incomplete which means all four limbs are affected. I do drive but that is about it.
Both my wife and I are unable to work. We are about to lose our home if something does not change.
I would like to go back to school and be an accountant, which I think I could do.
The only income we have right now is my son's benefit check which is a little over $600 a month. I am waiting to get approved for SSI but that still will not cover our bills.
The past few years, we have done whatever it takes to get by and to keep bills paid, but now we have run out of luck with being able to make any money.
I am looking for a grant for school and any other grant I may be entitled to for my disability.
I'm also looking for any way I would be able to get some money to help us get caught up on our bills and do something else.
My wife has been my caregiver these past few years, which has put a strain on our relationship. It would be wonderful to have money to take a vacation.
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