20 Year Old Bipolar Disabled Son And Mother Seek Government Grant
by Michael Heim
(Rochester, NY, USA)
I'm a 20-year-old guy. I've been disabled with bipolar disorder for some time now. It makes things hard for me. I never finished high school.
I tried to get a job this year for me and my mom who is fully disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. It's been hard this year for us. Living on SSI and food stamps is very difficult.
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We've tried cutbacks… still didn't help. I never got child support when I was a kid. My mom and I split all the bills. I pay half of all the bills. The worst is the car loan. We barely make it each month.
Now my own mom can't get a cheaper loan because due to the economy her car is worth less then the loan. We had to get a cosigner for it. It was our friend's mother who did so and she's 80 years old. We can't get the loan out of her name.
If that isn't bad enough, my mom had to file bankruptcy due to me losing my SSI about a year ago. Now I'm in debt. We struggle every month and I fear for her due to the stress of money. Her doctor says she's a walking heart attack.
Plus it's been hard these few years since my oma and opa (grandparents) died eight days apart. My uncles took all the inheritance so that didn't help either.
But there is hope that we might be able to get a grant
A grant would help relieve the stress from both of us and help us for the rest of the year. And maybe we could have a good month and Christmas.
It's hard staying positive even at church. A grant would help us so much. I would be able to take care of her and myself and maybe have a wonderful Christmas.
So I pray to God every day for help and I hope the prayer will be answered. We would be grateful for any help provided to help us to a better life. God Bless. Michael Heim.