Disability Grants To Help Polio Disabled Robert Pay For And Properly Equip Accessible Van
by Robert Kenworthy
(Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
I'm Robert Kenworthy, an 82-year-old father of four and grandfather of eight. Married to my wife for 56 years, I have led a very active life.
Polio Disabled Robert Seeks Disability Grant For Wheelchair Van
I belonged to and presided over several organizations. I'm a retired sports information director for a small college.Disability Issues
Contracting polio at age 13, I was left paralyzed from the waist down.
Throughout the years I've been able to drive my own car. However the wear and tear on my shoulders, via the use of crutches, have demolished my shoulders.
I cannot drive or sit in my car or any other normal automobile. At the same time I have been relegated to my house, using a wheelchair.
I've remortgaged my house several times for college tuitions and a daughter's wedding.
Also, I have had to purchase special equipment for my bathroom (tub, handrails, etc.).
I am financially strapped. I no longer have the independence to drive to the doctor, get haircuts, attend entertainment functions and church services. I am homebound.Income Efforts
I have a retirement income and receive social security. Unfortunately the income does not provide for an immediate emergency of being immobile and not being independent.
The small savings I accumulated, I used toward the purchase a second-hand van.Specific Needs
Right now I am seeking a grant to help pay for the van and completely equip it for me to either drive or be driven by another person. The conversion cost has become quite expensive.