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Car Accident Disabled Father Seeks Government Grant For Family Home

by Kenneth Hethcox
(Columbus, GA, USA)

My name is Kenneth Hethcox. I'm a 24-year-old father of five children.

I recently got married on September 6, 2012. My wife's name is Amy. We have five beautiful children. There are three boys and two girls.

The oldest one is Lydia who is seven. Then there's Nathan who is five. There is Makylie who is four. Then there's Landon who is three. Then last but not least there is Conner who is 10 months old.

Disability Issues

On June 28 2006 I was struck by a car while walking. I was ran over and dragged down the road about 20 feet.

The accident severed my spinal cord in half causing me to be paralyzed from the waist down.

After undergoing many of surgeries and a lot of physical therapy I was able to gain enough strength to where I could move my legs.

Around January of 2007 I was prescribed some foot braces and a walker. After a couple of months of walking, my foot braces started rubbing sores on my feet. The sores eventually got infected and wouldn't heal properly due to the lack of circulation.

As a result, five toes between both feet have to be amputated. My feet got even worse and now on October 24. 2012 I'm having My right leg amputated below the knee. I'm officially one hundred percent disabled.

Financial Hardship

It has been extremely hard paying my the bills with the small disability check I receive each month. I'm not able to work, so therefore I'm not able to pay my rent, utilities, transportation, medications, or things I need for my children such as clothes.

I'm also without things I need for my disability such as a walker, wheelchair,and shower chair. The ones I have are worn out from being used so much.

Earning Efforts

I'm currently receiving a disability check of $753. I also receive food stamps.

Specific Needs

I'm looking for a grant to buy a home for my family and maybe even enough to start up a small landscaping business so I can better support my family.

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