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Osteoporosis Disabled Husband And Diabetic Wife Need Housing Grant Help

by Edward Cobb
(Roswell, NM, USA)

I'm a 61-year-old man with disabling osteoporosis. I'm looking for a housing grant for a more comfortable home life.

I have been married for 39 years to my beautiful wife. I have four really super kids who are all married except for my youngest son. I have nine grandkids.

I didn't serve in the military because my dad was in an industrial accident at the time of my service age, and I was granted a deferment to work and help out with the family income at the time.

I have recently inherited some land with a mobile home on it and would like to either remodel the mobile home or if I can obtain enough capital build a suitable house for my wife and I to live in for the remainder of our lives.

My wife has had diabetes for over 20 years and is not in the best of health either. She has difficulty working at her present employment because of her condition.

I have worked hard all of my life and always held a job until I became disabled.

In trying to raise four kids and make ends meet, I just never had the assets to try to purchase a home. I have for the most part rented houses over the course of my married life.

If I could get the help I need to accomplish my goal I would be very grateful.

I have osteoporosis of my bones. It all started in 2004. I had been outside doing yard work. When I went into the house and walked across my kitchen floor, I felt a snap and sharp pain in my right foot.

I went to my physician. An x-ray of my foot revealed a broken bone in it. I have since had two other broken bones in the same foot, which occurred the same way.

My MRI results showed that I have deteriorating disks in my back and joints. I suffer from frequent intense pain in my back and joints.

I have been on Social Security Disability since May of 2006. It's hard to get all the bills paid (utilities, car payment, food, shelter and other necessities) on my disability income.

Since I can no longer hold down the way I used to, I have nothing to fall back on to try to improve my situation.

Although I can no longer work full-time, I do have a part-time job as a janitor's assistant at a local elementary school Monday through Friday for three hours per day.

This is all I can stand to do at the present time to try to earn a little extra income each month.

I would like to get a grant for $50,000 to try to either remodel an existing mobile home I own, or to try to build an acceptable home on the property I own.

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Feb 03, 2012
Stop the bone loss
by: Darlene Varaleau

Hi Edward:

I know you are focusing on your home right now but I wonder if you have a plan to stop further bone loss? Osteoporosis isn't that common amongst men and is often associated with the use of prescription drugs used to combat acid reflux; steroids and corticosteroids (used for inflammatory intestinal illness, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis); and diuretics used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. You may want to check out the following website to explore the cause of your osteoporosis and how vitamins and minerals can help to prevent it from getting worse.


Good luck with all your great plans, Edward!


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