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Blood Clot Disabled Single Mom Seeks Housing Grant Money For Room Repair

by Jill Zuyus
(Baldwin, NY, USA)

I am a 28-year-old single mom. For the past four years, I have been sick with a two-foot long blood clot in my leg.

It makes it hard to walk at times. I can't run or do anything that's much fun. I can't fly. I'm just learning to drive. I can't play the way I used to with my son.

I see doctors and do everything I can. But I can't really work because I can't stand longer than an hour or half hour and I can't sit for that long as well.

I am on SSI and I get $640 a month. I live at home with my parents and my son. There is no father. He ran away years go but for the better.

I have to pay for food (which I don't mind.) I give my parents $400 a month. That leaves me with almost nothing. I have to take care of my son's needs: school clothes, things like that.

My mom can't work because she has two bad knees and my dad is very sick. A tick bit him and it really messed him up.

He's also sick with a few other things: thick blood, heart problems.

The reason I need help with a grant or any other kind of money is really simple: the room I am living in. It's falling apart.

Every time it rains or snows it leaks in the room and so bad that chunks of it are coming down. I can't live in this anymore.

I would like to get it fixed or move to the basement, but I need money for that. If there is any way that I can get help, please leave comments here for me. Thanks!

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Sep 09, 2010
More Resources
by: Katina

While doing some research this afternoon for others at Accessible.org, I stumbled upon a few resources for home modifications.

National Resource Center on
Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Fall Prevention: Center of Excellence
Home Modification Program

Please let us know how you are doing, and if the resources provided here helps you in any way.

Wishing you the very best!

Katina from Accessible.org

Aug 31, 2010
Resources for People with Disabilities in New York
by: Katina

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:



Others reading your story may be able to contribute more.

Please let us know if the resources provided have been helpful to you.

Katina from Accessible.org

Good luck!

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