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Accident Disabled Single Mom Seeks Business Grant To Buy Local Theater

by Vanessa Heller
(Lakemoor, Illinois, USA)

I am a 45-year-old single mother of two teenage daughters. I have sole custody of them.

Their father is not in our lives at all. I want to make a better life for my daughters and myself.

Disability Issues

I had an accident and I now have 18 screws and a plate in my right ankle. I am permanently disabled.

I need to sit and elevate my ankle. I cannot stand for more than 15 minutes at a time. I cannot lift more than 10 pounds.

That makes it very difficult to find a job that I can do, one that meets my restrictions.

Financial Hardship

The fact that I am a woman, I never made a lot of money. Because I did not make a lot of money I do not get a lot of money for my SS Disability.

It is almost impossible to support my family. I am barely able to pay my bills, much get my daughters items they need to live.

Income Efforts

I am getting SS Disability.

I have had financial help from several different churches and charities.

I have also received financial support from my friends and family.

I have consistently looked for work to no avail.

Specific Needs

I am seeking grants so I can start my own business.

Business Idea

I want to purchase, renovate and run a movie theater. There is a movie theater in my town. The owner is having family troubles and cannot keep up the theater.

I want to purchase it, update it and help the economy in my little town. There are no really close movie theaters in my area so it would be a successful business.

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