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Disabled Father With Major Depression Symptoms Seeks Business Startup Grant

by Larry
(Tyler, Texas, USA)

I'm an accident-disabled married man with six children. I'm looking for a business startup grant to open up a restaurant.

My family life is less than ideal due to a bad accident that left me disabled with major depression symptoms.

In April of 2008 my doctor took me out of work due to an injury I had in 1977 when I broke my neck and was paralyzed for 18 months.

Although I thank God I am not in a wheelchair, I suffer chronic pain and I am in pain management.

It took me almost two years to get my SSDI. In the meantime, my bills continued to pile up.

I am trying to see what grants are available for me to either start up a business or to help my off my debts.

When I broke my neck in 1977 I ended up fused at C3, 4 and 5. I have 10 feet of stainless steel wire around C3 through C6.

I am always in pain. My left arm is numb and it goes all the way to my fingertips.

The medication I take for my chronic pain makes me drowsy. I forget things easily, and become very depressed.

My doctor took me out of work because I kept falling down and almost fell down a flight of steps.

I can't work anymore nor can I do any of the fun things I used to enjoy like bowling, golf, playing guitar, playing with me children, four wheeling, and so on.

I cannot work due to my pain, medication and potential to hurt someone else. Most of the time I am either in my chair, in my bed or hanging out at a local cafe so I can talk to people.

I would like to open a cafe or restaurant. I would sell made-to-order sandwiches, from-scratch fresh meals, hot dogs and 100% Angus burgers, all delivered with top-notch service.

I live in East Texas and restaurants around here do am average of $30,000 to $50,000 a month.

I would like to get a piece of the pie, but I do not have the start up funds that are needed to build my own place or rent an existing one.

A business startup grant would give me a shot at independence and help me overcome my disability and major depression symptoms.

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Oct 23, 2011
Thanks for the link!
by: Larry

Thanks for the link. I will check it out. For those that would like to help, I do have many years of experience in the restaurant management business.

Oct 22, 2011
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by: Don from Ability-Mission.org

Hi Larry,

It's always so inspiring to hear of people nurturing their dreams in spite of major distractions like bills, pain and even severe depression.

I have a suggestion to help you get closer to realizing your dream of having a restaurant.

Business startup grants are almost non-existant. And restaurants are quite risky. The failure rate is pretty high.

There is a company though that offers online business sponsorships to anyone who can show that he's got what it takes to succeed. Copy and paste this link into your browser:


The sponsorship takes you through all phases of building and operating an online business from research to promotion.

Don't be turned of by the "online" word. Much of the market research data for an online business can help you with an offline business.

What you might find too is that building an operating an online business is a lot easier and definitely less risky than doing one offline.

In any case, checking out the link costs nothing. And if you decide to apply and get accepted, the sponsorship covers the entire cost of all the tools and services you need.


Don from Ability-Mission.org

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