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Disability Grants To Help Osteoarthritis And Eczema Disabled Alexander Lead More Productive Life

by Alexander Gum
(Redwood City, California, USA)

Eczema Disabled Alexander Seeks Disability Grants To Lead More Productive Life
Eczema Disabled Alexander Seeks Disability Grants To Lead More Productive Life
I'm 52-year-old guy living in Redwood City, Ca. I live alone in a singlewide park model manufactured home.

Although the home is owned, I rent the lot from a manufactured home park for which I receive rental assistance from my mother living in an assisted living home in Flushing, NY.

In 2005, my Eczema was misdiagnosed as an infection and I suffered a severe allergic reaction to a prescribed sulfur-based antibiotic that apparently triggered a dormant gene. I've been fighting my health issues ever since.

Disability Issues

I have Osteoarthritis in my left knee and neck, Asthma, COPD, severe Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis that affect my ability to get proper rest.

As well I have environmental restrictions - acute allergy to black rubber mix (PPV) and an assortment of food allergies. I guess I need to live in a bubble.

I currently take several prescriptions including but not limited to topical steroids, inhalers, antidepressants, antihistamines, proton pump inhibitors, NSAIDS, and synthetic opioid pain killers.

I'm challenged with how to pay my hospital medical bills and prescription copays. I've even qualified to participate in a drug trial that's supposed to do wonders for a person in my condition but I can't afford the $1000 copay to receive it.

Financial Hardship

I was awarded Social Security Disability (SSDI), which direct deposits about $928 per month. I'm also on Medicare.

I also applied for the Ticket to Work program a few months ago, which allows me minimal work opportunities due to my illness. I am barely able to pay for most of my basic prescriptions and supplies.

I'm struggling with my cost of living expenses even though I'm receiving help from my mother, who is also struggling with Dementia issues as of late.

Income Efforts

I've been driving part time for Uber but my Osteoarthritis in my left knee prevents me from spending long hours behind the wheel.

More recently I applied and was able to work nights part time at an Amazon Fulfillment Center, but after a few weeks of working, I'm already on medical leave indefinitely because of my disability restrictions.

If 10,000 hours qualifies someone to be an expert at a particular field, what would 73,000 hours be? For years, I've taught and coached new players who've never played paintball and turned them into successful tournament paintball players.

On and off the field, I've passed my knowledge through the implementation of drills, situational techniques, scenarios, conditioning and scrimmages. I've wanted to leave a legacy behind of my experience as a successful tournament divisional paintball Captain and Coach.

Specific Needs

I don't know which grants would be able to help me, but it's hard to make it on SSDI alone. With your help I can cover my current state of emergency and set me on a productive path to move forward.

Your assistance and support would be greatly appreciated. Anything that you can contribute will go a long way.

Business Idea

It is my passion to bring the entire experience of tournament paintball to the online video gaming platform.

I can use my experience to help the project make projected milestones to complete this particular endeavor. I also have a few other programming projects lined up.

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Oct 27, 2017
Make the most of the Workbook
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hello Alexander,

Congrats on getting your story published! In doing so, you've acquired valuable hands-on experience in responding to precise instructions, the very kind that you will encounter when applying for help of any kind.

You've now earned the right to access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need.

Don Coggan

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