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Disabled Single Mom With Bipolar Disorder And Severe Depression Seeks Grants

by Tammy McCombs
(Kansas City, Kansas, USA)

I'm a 38-year-old bipolar disabled divorced single mother with two children: Niki 21 and Dalton 15.

Ever since the brain aneurism I suffer from bipolar disorder, migraines, severe depression, anxiety and sleep deprivation.

I have lost all of my front teeth making it hard to eat. I weigh 95 lb and my kids are embarrassed to be seen with me.

I have not been able to get them Christmas or birthday gifts in eight years but they never complain.

With the bipolar I have severe up and down moods and with the anxiety I can't leave my apartment without having a panic attack.

The pain in my spine from the blood settling in my lower back and the migraines makes me cry all the time and hide from my children so they don't have to see it.

The depression is so bad last week I tried two times to take my own life just to stop the pain.

I get $627 a month plus Medicare but the insurance does not cover all my meds.

I'm not allowed to drive so I have to pay $25 just to see my kids and after bills I might get to see them once a month.

Once I got the disability they took away my food stamps. Food is so scarce my weight has dropped to 95 lb.

I have to spend most of the day lying flat on my back to ease some of the pain.

I'm not used to asking for help. Before the aneurism I worked two jobs and was on the PTA for the kids. That's all gone now but by the grace of God I beat the odds and I'm still here

I need money for food and clothes for me, and school fees for my children. I need money for gas so I can visit them more often.

I need money for medications that are not covered by my Medicare.

I need money also to get top and bottom dentures. I still have some bottom teeth but they are so painful.

Finally, it would be nice to have money to buy Christmas and birthday gifts, which I have been unable to do for 10 years.

I'll be happy with anything you can point me to by way of grants for people suffering from bipolar disorder and severe depression.

If you could find it in your heart to help I know God will notice your compassion. God bless you!

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Nov 13, 2015
God bless you and never give up!!
by: Kimberly

I too live in Kansas. I suffer bipolar, post traumatic, narcolepsy and several other issues. I too have been to that lonely place. I feel compelled to help you with some of your needs. I am originally from Ohio. I understand how hard it is to deal with this alone. I have 3 garbage bags and a box full of clothes I think may fit you. I have resources I just came across for denture care. Feel free let me know how to contact you, say a Facebook page.

Oct 08, 2014
Possible help
by: FearyPrincess Disabled

We are in very similar situations. I'd been struggling for a while till I was able to get my little SSDI checks. I understand the whole loss of food stamps as well. Finally I was able to get hooked up with local food banks and from there they got in touch with some other local services to help with transportation costs and chore services for someone to come clean or help with things I need done and to take me places I need to go. Maybe you should look into your local community such as 211. Community information line is what it is called in Washington State. This had some good resources that help out a lot. As for Christmas see if you qualify for your local programs for low income. Continue to be strong. God bless.

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