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Disability Grants To Help TBI Disabled Corey Improve Lifestyle With Better Housing

by Corey Rimes
(Brandon, Mississippi, USA)

I'm a 37-year-old male. Living in Mississippi being a single man with limited resources and income, makes it almost impossible to live on my own, therefore I live with my mother.

She is for the most part all the family I have. I do have a small dog that is part of the family.

Corey Living At Home With His Mother
Corey Living At Home With His Mother

Due to my Traumatic Brain Injury going undiagnosed for many years, I struggled in school and later with being able to hold a job. I dropped out of school in the 11th grade.

Realizing the importance of an education I earned my GED and I'm so glad for achieving that.

Disability Issues

My diagnosis is a Traumatic Brain Injury. I was in a car accident at age 16, hitting my head.

I also had a second accident. Being hit from behind gave another hard lick to my head.

Along with Traumatic Brain Injury, I also have neck and back problems causing more pain, and making it hard to do physical work.

It seems that is what I get offered, and knowing my limitations I am reluctant to accept.

Memory is a huge impairment: episodic, declarative, prospective, procedural, retrograde amnesia, and more are all impaired.

Financial Hardship

There have been many years of no income, which I barely survived, living in the most undesirable conditions. I was not able to receive medical and dental care.

I was finally awarded Social Security Disability and for that I am most appreciative. At least now I can afford the basics.

I still cannot afford any housing on my own, so I live with my Mother. Living with mom my basic needs are met.

Her home is old and in need of some repairs.

My truck is older, and soon will need maintenance, but I'm thankful to have transportation.

On my Disability I can't afford some activities I know would be good for me, such as joining a Gym for working on and strengthening my body.

I would also love to have a small boat to enjoy some fishing.

I need work done on my teeth, which I can't afford.

Income Efforts

I've tried on many occasions to work for extra income. There always seem to be a problem and I've been terminated many times due to memory deficits.

I don't have much family at all; therefore I get no help in that area.

There has been no grant, donations or help from any source other than living with my mother.

Specific Needs

I would very much appreciate financial assistance in the form of a grant with regards to housing. Living on my own is impossible on my disability income.

A grant would be most beneficial for repairs or remolding to my mother's home.

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Feb 17, 2016
My story
by: Corey

Thank you for publishing my story.

Feb 15, 2016
Next step... the Workbook
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hey Corey,

Congrats on getting your story published! You now may access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need. Go for it!

Best regards,
Don Coggan

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