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Disability Grants To Help Parkinsons Disabled Woman Get Adjustable Bed

by Stacey Downing
(Upland, CA, USA)

I am a divorced 49-year-old mother of two girls, ages 27 and 20.

I live with my younger brother and his kids but he is unable to help me with anything as he's an alcoholic and has his own problems.

All my immediate family members live in the general area, except for my sister who lives in LA.

My mother doesn't see me as needing anything because she doesn't like me at all; therefore I end up basically alone.

Disability Issues

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when I was 36, so 13 years ago.

Doctors told me I could expect to live a fairly normal life for the next 10 years and then could expect the progression of the illness to quicken.

I would say the biggest problem I have is balance. I have fallen several times. Twice it was outside and fairly serious.

I also have terrible stiffness and often freeze in the middle of simple tasks.

I have severe speech problems as well. I went on total disability in 2006 and haven't been able to commit to anything work-wise since.

I voluntarily gave up my driver's license because I felt I was a danger to others.

Financial Hardship

I currently receive SSDI and in addition to that receive Medicare and Medi-Cal, so my medical expenses and my prescriptions are covered.

I need an adjustable bed and someone to help me with some things I cannot do on my own.

I feel so alone and scared so much of the time.

I need to get to the grocery store and the dog groomer and to get my hair cut and go shopping

For someone who is supposedly surrounded by family, I have a hard time getting anything done.

Income Efforts

I receive SSDI and I am able to make about a $1,000 per month working from home.

Specific Needs

I currently need a full size adjustable bed. That is critical, as I am not sleeping well at all.

Mostly I need to hire people to assist me with my errands and help me to care for myself in cleaning my living space and driving me places that I need to go.

I need advice on how to talk to people and make them understand how afraid I am all of the time.

Business Idea

I have an idea for a website which I cannot explain in 100 words, but I would pursue this if I could afford it.

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