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27 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Government Grant To Move To Hotter Climate

by Mandi Parker
(Claremont, New Hampshire, USA)

I am a 27-year-old single mother of two. For the last 10 years, I've had to endure severe and chronic pain. I live in New England and the weather makes it so much worse.

I can't work because of the pain, and much of the time, can barely move. I'm writing now to ask for help getting a government disability grant to move to California.

When I went there to visit friends, I discovered that the hotter weather helps with my pain. I was able to walk without my cane and only needed about half my pain medication.

I am currently on Social Security Disability, and as such, have a very limited financial window to work with.

I want to be able to go outside and play with my two young sons, be able to go on walks with them, and for that matter, simply be able to move without agony!

I have had three surgeries on my right shoulder with no improvement, lumbar degenerative disk disease and a torn disk at L5/S1 in my spine.

To come up with the funds of $3000 for moving expenses and a buffer for when I get to California is simply not possible for me at this time.

I am having more and more difficulty coping with my chronic pain, while trying to take care of a 3 year old boy and 5 year old boy on my own.

We would be very grateful for any help to give my sons and myself a better life. Thank you for your time.

Mandi Parker, Claremont, New Hampshire.

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May 01, 2010
Grant Opportunity Listed
by: Katina from Accessible.org

Congratulations on making the effort to submit your story to Accessible.org. With the publication of your story, you are now well on your way to:

1. Getting your story known to a wide audience that could help you.

2. Getting your story polished up and presentable so you can submit it elsewhere, including the White House.

As a disabled person myself, I can sympathize with your situation and I definitely understand your need for help.

I've done a bit of research and found these resources for you:

Grants and Funding

The Woman?s Fund / Grant

Others reading your story may be able to contribute more. In any case, please let us know if they've been helpful to you.

Katina from Accessible.org

Good luck!

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