Disability Grant To Help Deaf Bipolar Stacey Pay Excess Medical Expenses
by Stacey Amolsch-Roy
(Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA)
Me with my cat
I am a 52-year-old woman with two daughters. One in Michigan with 3 children whom I did not raise that daughter or met my grandkids. Both of my daughters are nurses.
I was born deaf in March of 1962 in Los Angeles, California. My birth mother died and it took my stepmother to realize I was deaf at the age of four.
I first started with one aid, then in 4th grade two aids. Starting in 1982 after I married my first husband I have had some mental health issues.
The first diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. Later on it was bipolar depression. I've been collecting SSDI since 1985.
I used to be self-employed as a housekeeper starting in 1989 until 2008. I needed flexibility for my 2nd daughter who was born with bilateral cleft lip palate.
I am currently 95% deaf with good hearing aids. I had a nervous breakdown for over three years from 2009-2013.
I couldn't perform my duties due to deep depression and feeling lost without God in my life.
I became homeless once by choice in 2008 and then again in 2013 not by choice.
I totaled my car October 28, 2013 and suffered minor injuries. I was supposed to follow up. Instead my ex son-in-law kicked me out. I lost everything.
I haven't stayed anywhere long enough to get the help I need. I did get a small inheritance check to buy another car but still didn't know where I was going to live.
I didn't dare ask for help from family. There is much more.
Since I ran out of money because I had to fix my license from the accident in Florida I emailed a letter to Tallahassee to do the right thing.
My cat also needed emergency surgery on his ear to correct an aural hematoma.
There goes all my money and getting legal in NC. Another accident occurred and I did not carry collision. So my beautiful 2002 Saab 9-5 wagon has about $3,000 in damages and looks like crap.
I need help with paying for part of one of my medications and doctor co-payments.
Some size 13 hearing aid batteries would be great.
I would like to be a self-employed taxi driver part time or a Peer Support Specialist, or counselor who has gone through similar things.