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28 Year Old Single Mother Seeks Government Grant Money For Vehicle

by Jill Zuyus
(Baldwin, NY, USA)

My Son and I

My Son and I

My name is Jill Zuyus. I am 28 years of age and I am a single mommy of a wonderful eight-year-old boy. I'm looking for government grant money to improve our lives.

Four years ago his father ran away. We don't know where he is.

Before that I found out he cheated on me with many girls and he never gave me money or anything like that, and he stole any money that his family would give to him to give to me for the baby.

A year after he ran away, which was three years ago, I got sick and had to go to the hospital. I was two hours from not making it and it was touch and go for a while.

I was told I had a 2 ft long blood clot in my left leg and I still have it. I am doing okay now. I have great doctors and I am alright.

I was on bed rest for two months and a wheel chair and walker and cane. Now only once in a while do I use the cane but I have to watch everything I do.

I'm on blood thinners and I cant work. I am on Social Security Disability. I get $640 a month. I'm trying to get food stamps now.

I cant live off of $640 a month. I live at home with my parents and they are wonderful. I give them $400 a month out of the money for rent and food and other things and for my son for school and clothes.

It's not really working well. My father is sick as well but he works, for low pay though. They are paying a mortgage, which is why I give them so much.

I find it wrong and hurtful to me that if you are a drunk or a druggy you can get a few $1,000 from SSD, but if you are really sick and can't help what happened to you, you are in trouble.

I just learned how to drive and I need a car. I would really like to get something I can trust putting my son into and getting him to and from school and getting me to and from the doctors.

I really need a grant to help me out here, but I need it this summer. I am slowly getting depressed because no one will help me.

I am not asking much. I never do. I am just a single mommy that is sick and needs help. Please help me.

It is not easy at all living with this blood clot, because you never know what is going to change, and not getting any help or not being able to work is very upsetting and stressful.

It's hard when you are the person that everyone went to for help with everything and now you are limited to what you and your body are able to do.

I can't take a long walk with my child, or play any sports with him like I did before I got sick.

If I could get a government grant or other similar aid to get my car I would be able to do more with my child.

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Jun 18, 2010
You're a great daughter, too.
by: Anonymous

Kudos and a big pat on the back to you for giving your parents some money for staying with them. Nowhere could you find rent and utilities for $400 a month, and I'm sure you know that. I don't think you're aware of the number of grown children who come back to mom and dad and ask for help, and never pay anything towards the running of the household. Mine even used my shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, etc., and never offered a dime. And that's why my door is now closed to them.

No, Sweetheart, it isn't fair that the lazy bums can get aid from the government and elsewhere, when they are able-bodied and able to work and make a contribution to society, but nothing in this world is fair. However, you and I can go to bed at night with a clear conscience and I think God is going to smile on us when it comes our time.

I will keep you in my prayers to get a vehicle. I'll also pray for your parents, and especially your dad. Keep smiling and keep that little boy smiling, for I know you will be better off before long. Have a beautiful day.

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