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Accident Disabled Amputee Seeks Government Grant For Handicap Vehicle

by Gregory Sprague
(Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, USA)

I am a 52-year-old male. I have been single for six years now. I have two grown children.

I have a left leg prosthetic. My leg was amputated below the knee in 1997, after taking a 35-foot fall onto frozen ground. It crushed every bone in my lower leg.

I underwent two major reconstructive surgeries from 1993 to 1997, when they finally amputated.

I also have two ruptured disk in my neck and three compressed vertebrae in my lower back.

It is getting harder for me to get around, seeing I can't walk any long distances.

My doctor's office is 10 miles away from my house and I have to make my appointments at the convenience of a friend who has been giving me rides.

But she will only do it on days that she also has an appointment in that area, which is real inconvenient when I need my meds to be refilled.

I receive $700 a month from Social Security. After paying all my bills, I am lucky if I have $50 left for my household products, such as toiletries and paper products.

I really need to have my own transportation to get to and from doctor appointments.

They want to send me to a specialist in another city and I can't get to the appointments, so I have been putting them off for a while.

I am on SSI. I have no other income and cannot work.

I am looking for a grant that will help me buy a vehicle that suits my needs.

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