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Disability Grant To Help Man Recovering From Depression Build Autonomy

by Samuel Turberville
(Warrensburg, MO, USA)

I am a 60-year-old divorced man with four children and six grandchildren. I live alone and simply. My youth was pretty much a wash, but I have been sober for nearly 30 years, now. I returned to college at a late age, and have a BS and many Graduate Credits.

My father was career Army while my mother raised the five kids. I have lived in many areas of the country, and remember well the losses of JFK, RFK, MLK and others for the concept of "constitutional Persons."

Disability Issues

In the summer of 1969, I began to withdraw into myself. My family has a history of depression and other disorders. I began to drink often, and use drugs less often. This led to severe career issues and life problems over the years.

I finally gave up and enrolled in school, and received SSDI. I worked 30 hours per week at the college, and believe I am ready and willing to break the tape after achieving financial independence.

After receiving treatment and finding the right meds, I have improved.

Financial Hardship

I probably could manage by staying home, watching TV and collecting my check. I need someone to help me become independent.

I feel compelled to be self-employed, and use my education the best that I can. All I need is the start-up cost of the equipment.

Income Efforts

My last job lasted over five years… a record. My life has been nothing but financial need and deep poverty.

My age may be a factor, now, in finding employment. And my credit is not good enough even for vocational rehab to fund my business plan.

Specific Needs

I need a grant to use for business equipment, transportation and dentures (my teeth are a major concern if I'm to work in public).

I also need miscellaneous start-up funding. The primary expenses will be the computer and printer, if I work at home.

Business Idea

There is a prime location for my business that includes rental income. I envision a small publishing company that produces a weekly news magazine for the community with a supporting web site.

Within the area, I will have a place for retail sales of books, magazines, coffee and special small items. I want to have somewhere that people can visit and hang out.

This idea has tremendous potential to move me into the middle class and provide a needed service to the town. This plan is expensive, because the owner will not finance.

My plan B is to beg for enough money to purchase the equipment and operate from my home. Please help me so that I can gain some self-respect and help others.

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May 23, 2015
Good Idea
by: irvin turberville

Sounds like a good plan. Best thing to do is start being visible on the internet. Try using http://www.gofundme.com/ and facebook, twitter and whatever else is available. Also stay in contact with your family as they can offer some advice and support.

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