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Grant Help For MS Disabled Virginia To Deal With Disability Induced Expenses

by Virginia Marte
(San Antonio, Texas, USA)

My name is Virginia Marte. I am 56-year-old woman living on long-term Disability. I have two children and five grandkids.

Virginia Marte And Grandkids
Virginia Marte And Grandkids

I've lived in San Antonio, Texas since 1994. I moved here to get out of an abusive marriage. My family all live in New York so I don't have any relatives nearby.

I live with my daughter, her husband and two grandkids. We have two dogs, a pit bull and a special-needs bull terrier.

Disability Issues

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on February 9, 2016. It has made a big impact in my life. I also suffer from depression, anxiety and diabetes. I also have arthritis in knee and hips.

With everything that's going on my stress level is very high and affects my medical conditions.

I take 12 different medications: six for my Multiple Sclerosis including a shot three times a week, four for my depression and anxiety and two for my diabetes.

It's overwhelming with all the doctors' appointments, physical therapy and so many medications to remember to take.
Financial Hardship

I receive $1615.09 a month from long-term disability. This qualifies me for $16 in food stamps.

I applied for SSDI, but that is a long process. My bills per month are as follows:

1. Rent - $950
2. Electricity - $200
3. Water – $ 75
4. Phone - $ 170
5. Cable - $150
6. Medical insurance - $98
7. Car Insurance - $66

Total bills = $1709
Total left = -$19

As you can see I have nothing left over. I also have some medical bills for about $3000 that I can't pay.

Income Efforts

I have borrowed from my 401K.

I have applied for low-income housing and I'm still on the waiting list.

My application for SSDI is still pending.

I've reached out to the local community and the Multiple Sclerosis Society for assistance for rent and utilities.

Specific Needs

Here's what I need to do:

1. Pay off my medical bills
2. Repair my car
3. Pay off the 401K loan

I need enough monetary help to pay off my bills and loans, repair my cars and be able to keep up with my bills.

I am just a 56-year-old woman trying to get back to the normal life I had back before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

I want to get back to work eventually, take my grandkids to the park and the movies and go to their sporting events.

I am working hard everyday with my physical therapist and getting stronger. I just need some temporary help right now till I get back on my feet again.

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Oct 31, 2016
by: Samaritan


You say that you have a great deal of worry and anxiety. Believe it or not most people suffer with that. You may find a little solace in knowing that you are not alone. If you focus on helping take other people's minds of their problems, it will lift your spirit.

It is very common for one to despair about the past and worry about the future. In both cases one's mind is not focused on present matters. Staying focused on the present -- on what is immediately at hand will also help to lift your spirits. Doing something simple like focusing on your breathing will train you to do this. Breathe in four seconds. Breathe out six seconds. You can do this sitting, walking, lying down, or any place. Do it every day for 30 days and you will make a habit of it. If you skip a day then you have to start back to day one.

Try it. You will feel better.

Best Wishes...

Oct 30, 2016
You will get there successfully
by: Anonymous

Keep going in the Workbook. The right doors will be opened for you. You can and will get the assistance that you need, just keep on pushing forward. I wish the best for you and know that if you do your part, and keep going it will work out for you. Best wishes and God bless

Oct 29, 2016
The Workbook is next...
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hey Virginia!

Congrats on getting your story published! In doing so, you've acquired valuable hands-on experience in responding to precise instructions, the very kind that you will encounter when applying for help of any kind.

You've now earned the right to access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need.

Don Coggan

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