Government Grants To Help Seizure Disabled John Save Family Home And Restore Lifestyle
by John Dyke
(Columbus, Ohio, USA)
I'm a 42-year-old married man living in Gove City, Ohio in a home belonging to my wife's parents who are now deceased.
My wife and I have been married for 15 years and have no children. I have two brothers and two sisters. Both my parents are deceased.
As companions, we have three awesome cats and one beautiful dog.Disability Issues
My disability began at a young age. At the age of two, I was diagnosed with epileptic seizures. Life since then has been very hard.
I didn't graduate from high school. I tried vocational school. My seizures made this hard for me to concentrate and to continue my education.
I have auras many times a day. These types of seizures make me black out for a while. Then I feel sleepy afterwards.
I had a brain surgery in 2004, hoping it would stop the seizures and let me live a better life. The surgery was only successful for a short time. The seizures began again, and more frequently than before.
As a kind of collateral damage, the brain surgery took my vision on the right side of each eye.
Then in 2015 I had a VNS stimulator put in hoping the seizures would stop. I run a magnet over the device to slow down the process of the seizures.
The seizures have taken my memory. I have constant pain in my muscles. My vision is poor. I have little control of my bladder.
I've applied for all types of assistance. I do get SSI and SSDI. They put me far below the poverty level because I have a wife to support. She gets a mere $120 per month.
I've seen many doctors in the hope of finding a cure that would lead to a better life.
My wife was burned on 75% of her body in 1990. She is unable to work at this time due to disabilities having gotten worse.
Due to our money situation, we are losing the family home belonging to my wife's parents. I need access to reliable transportation for doctor's visits, going to the grocery, church and visiting.Income Efforts
I am looking for a grant that might help me to have a home, food, automobile and the necessities of life.
My wife and I would receive more assistance if we were divorced, but being a God-fearing man I cannot seek that avenue of life for my wife and myself.
I try to make extra money by helping my neighbor and stepmom. I am only able to do this when I am not having a seizure or haven't had one recently.Specific Needs
Without a grant we will lose everything, our home, and all the necessities of life. Truly, we need help.
I pray that my wife and I will one day be able to live without fear of not having a home and not having transportation. We want to be able to live a stress-free life with our animal companions and all the good things that life can bring.Business Idea
At this time, I am not sure if I can. But I would like to start an all-around-the-house-and-yard business. I enjoy helping others get their homes and yard looking awesome.
So maybe, one day. I do want to take the time to thank you for reading my story. I appreciate your time. God bless you.