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Disability Grants For PTSD Disabled Spencer To Build Work At Home Business

by Spencer Wennermark
(Del Valle, Texas, USA)

I am 26 years old and separated from the military since September 2012. I spent nearly six years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman and saw a lot of the world, some beautiful and others not so much.

I am currently separated from my wife and live at home with my dog while attending school full time obtaining my Bachelors in Web design and interactive media. I will graduate in the winter of 2015.

Disability Issues

I have always been a tough individual and rarely ask for help, but the time has come that I need some assistance.

Since I have transitioned back into the civilian world I have had many realizations of issues I was facing while I was on active duty but never had the focus to understand what was going on.

I currently have an immense issue with focus and the ability to concentrate on anything for more than a minute or two. In addition, I do not sleep well if at all.

I sometimes stay awake for nearly two days before I can finally sleep due to exhaustion.

I am always hyper-vigilant and anything sudden -- either noise or movement -- will startle me and I become very defensive and almost angry it seems.

I have been diagnosed with PTSD. I have severe anger issues that cause me to go from zero to one hundred almost instantly.

I have constant back and neck pain that I've never been able to get medication or therapy for.

I do not like to be in public places because I am always afraid I'm going to have a moment where I do something dangerous to someone and get into trouble. I need help.

Financial Hardship

I am seeking help because since my wife left me I cannot stay above the water financially. We have some debt and I make sure to make pay all my bills every pay day, but this leaves little to no money for basic things like toiletries or food.

I live simply but once I finish school I will not have the benefit of the GI Bill housing allowance, which is really my lifesaver at this point.

My house needs repairs, which I can't afford. And this means I can't sell it.

I have sold much of everything that is not a necessity to make some extra money to support my schoolwork and financial situation.

Income Efforts

I have attempted to work multiple jobs while I have been in school. As a full-time student that is a difficult task.

With the issues I have listed above I never got any sleep, which affected my professional practices and diminished the quality of my schoolwork.

I had to quit my jobs because being in public around people often almost drove me to panic attacks or reoccurring flashbacks because of the close proximity to others, noise or other seemingly minor events that would trigger episodes.

Because of my fear of doing anything harmful to others, or myself, I had to stop working because being around others is very difficult for me. Simply put I do not feel safe.

I attempted to start a home business and was pressured into a company, which ended up disappearing soon after I had paid dues to join it.

Specific Needs

I am seeking information on whatever grants I can use to supplement my income for food or utilities.

I am also seeking information on any housing grant I can use to make home repairs.

I really have no clue what is available to me and I am getting nervous about my future. I do not want to end up on the streets like many of my fellow veterans.

Business Idea

I would like to start a business for Web, Graphic and Branding Design based out of Austin Texas. This will allow me to work from home and coordinate with people over distance rather than in close proximity. I have the skill set to compete in the industry and I know I can deliver quality products.

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Jun 29, 2018
OMG your seventh grade science teacher!
by: Your Real Name

Hello Spencer,

I don't know if you'll remember me. I taught you science for seventh grade when you were attending Onalaska Middle School. I remember you!
I have also been diagnosed with PTSD- mine from an abusive marriage and horrible childhood. I'm working through a lot now. I'm not teaching anymore but am doing OK. Let me know how I can help you. I always wanted to be sure my students were able to succeed, and even now, years later, I'd like to continue that.
Ms. Brunson

Jul 29, 2015
The Workbook is next...
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Spencer,

Now that your story is published, you are eligible to receive the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Don Coggan

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