Disability Grants To Help Bike Accident Disabled Enrique Build Law Professional Business
by Enrique Felix
(La Mesa, California, USA)
My name is Enrique Felix. I'm a 30-year-old Mexican professional. Although young, I'm focused on my goals, trying to succeed in this country as a professional.
I live in San Diego, California, I come from a unified family and I've always been a top student.
Thanks to scholarships, I was able to do advanced Master studies in Finance and International Commercial Law in Spain and in France.
With love bringing me back to California, I've dedicated the last years of my life to establish my path as a professional.
I've tried many times to belong to a serious organization and professionally start my career here. I see myself as a good person looking for help.
But I have found a wall of racism, disability discrimination and indifference for my professional profile.Disability Issues
In 2005, while riding a bike, I was crashed into by a trailer in Phoenix, Arizona. Yes! A trailer! I was lucky to survive.
The structure of the bike entered in my left buttock area. I lost 75% of my buttock due to related infections and a pelvis fracture.
As a result, I'm unable to walk properly and without claudication for life. I can't run, lift dead weight or stay up or seated for long periods of time.
I am working with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) on my certification as a Disabled Person Priority 2.
I am living on my savings. My partner is in Spain in cancer treatment. I am very desperate for help. I rent a room in a friend's house.
My car is 2004 and always breaking down. I need reliable transportation for my potential future job responsibilities.
Apart from my injury, I'm a healthy individual and I don't need any medication.Income Efforts
My former employer laid me off and closed operations in 2015. Since then, I've applied to many places as a legal assistant, or paralegal. I'm certified as a paralegal by the University of San Diego.
Taking my physical impairment into account, I've also looked for administrative jobs I can handle.
I've not applied for SSI or any other similar benefits because I believe I am still young and able to perform. Frankly, I'm ignoring that such benefits could apply to someone my age.
I organize campaigns to donate clothes to people in Tijuana from San Diego. I believe we should help others with less opportunities.
I am actively looking for grants to study the programs I need to pass the Bar Exam.Specific Needs
I'm looking for a professional first step to find a job I can perform. My goal is to be able to live, have time to study and be able to invest 15,000 to get prepared to take the California Bar Exam. I want to be licensed as a Lawyer here.
Another option is to join a program in Calwest University to homologate my JD. My project consists of two steps: (1) get financial stability and (2) join a program to become licensed as an attorney.
In a nutshell, this is what I need:
- A grant to study my special program to unify my JD and have enough skills to pass the bar exam
- Job placement services
- Assistance with a possibility to have transportation that adjusts to my needs
- A grant to get my business up and running
I'm seeking enough help to: (1) make a better life for myself, (2) be able to afford good food, (3) pay off some bills and (4) feel good about myself again.Business Idea
I want to establish my services as an immigration paralegal. I want to provide low cost assistance to low-income immigrants in need to adjust their status in the United States.
Because of my previous experiences working for immigration law firms I have witnessed many abuses and malpractice in that field.
I believe immigrants are an unprotected minority and a part of this society, as any other productive members that work hard in this country.
I've already got a website going at easymarriage.weebly.com
as an initial start to my business.