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Disability Grants To Help MS Disabled Kimberly With Housing And Finances

by Kimberly Wise
(Charleston, SC, USA)

My name is Kimberly Wise and I am 33-year-old single female with no kids. I am living with a friend in Charleston SC because I am unable to get a place of my own which I would love to do.

Kimberly Determined To Beat MS
Kimberly Determined To Beat MS

I received my bachelor's degree in physical education/health promotion in December 2005. I was living a comfortable life before my health began to decline in 2008.

Disability Issues

In June 2008, I began to feel dizzy and off balance, my memory was not intact, my vision began to be blurry and doubled and my gait was off. This was going on for about a week while at work and then I went to the doctor.

Several tests were performed from June 2008 to November 2008 and my health was continuing to decline. I was sent to Atlanta, GA to a MS specialist. Finally, in November 2008 MS was the diagnosis.

I was hospitalized several times between 2013 and 2015. I was in a wheelchair for the year of 2014 and sent to rehab to learn how to walk again.

Financial Hardship

I began working less and losing my possessions. I applied for Disability in 2012 and was denied three times. In 2013, I applied and received help from a lawyer. I won my case in 2015 but was without money for 2-3 years.

I am now receiving monthly benefits but it is not enough for my basic needs. I am grateful to have a friend that is allowing me to live with her.

Income Efforts

I have been approved for Disability, but this isn't enough income to help me live comfortably and on my own.

My family, friend and church have helped me as much as they could.

Specific Needs

I am seeking some type of housing and financial help.

I would love to receive grants that will allow me to be independent because I am so young and I have goals to accomplish and I will not let MS beat me. I will beat MS.

Business Idea

I am educated and have goals and having a family and a career. I want to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist and be the owner of a gym for obese children only.

I will not let MS hinder me from accomplishing my desired goals in life. I thank you for reading my story, having compassion, and willingness to help those in need.

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Sep 22, 2015
The Workbook is the next step!
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hello Kimberly!

It's great to see that determination to beat MS.

Now that your story is published, you have access to the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Don Coggan

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