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Disability Grants For Stroke Disabled Rachid To Get Needed Treatment In Florida

by Rachid Dwyer
(East Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Hello, my name is Rachid Dwyer. I am a 17-year-old male. I was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

Before and after the stroke and the brain surgery.
Before and after the stroke and the brain surgery
I have four brothers (two in active duty) and one sister. I live with both my parents and am a freshman at the University of Connecticut.

Disability Issues

When I was 15, I had a stroke due to a ruptured AVM, which led to two craniotomies and one brain surgery and resulted in left side paralysis, as well as peripheral vision loss.

I am progressing little by little as this time last year I was in a wheelchair but now have transitioned to using a cane

Financial Hardship

Being paralyzed, there are not many jobs out there that I can handle, so money has been very hard to come by.

I have reached a point in my life where I don't like to depend on my parents for money.

Income Efforts

In order to gain sustainable income, I've tried applying for jobs I thought I'd be able to handle.

I've tried fundraising, and I've tried selling items, all of which have had a pretty poor outcome.

Specific Needs

There is a new treatment for the stroke in Boca Raton, Florida. It consists of therapy along with injections of a medicine called perispinal etanercept which, when it reaches the brain leads to rapid motor and cognitive improvement.

This could drastically change my life but unfortunately, the treatment is out-of-pocket and ranges anywhere between $5,000-$10,000.

I am hoping that I will be able to satisfy that funding need in the form of grant money.

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Aug 31, 2016
Thank you!
by: Rachid Dwyer

Thank you so much! Anyone who sees this please donate so I could afford treatment at www.gofundme.com/stroketreatment

Aug 31, 2016
by: Rebecca

Rachid, I am so sorry for what happened to you. Let me pray for you to get sponsored. Let me hope good people will help you. Never lose hope.

Aug 30, 2016
Next step is the Workbook!
by: Don from Ability Mission


You've done a great job of your story. Now you may access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need.

You might want to check out Joe Dispenza's story here: drjoedispenza.com/. He suffered a broken back. You'll want to find out how he recovered.

Don Coggan

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