Disabled Young Mother Seeks Grants For Online Education And To Help With Debt
(Marion, Ohio, USA)
Hello, my name is Edith Straw. Disabled by lung disease, I'm looking for grants for online education and grants to help with debt.
I am a 38-year-old mother, married for 11 years. I have 3 children and 3 stepchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 1 by my daughter. It's a great family.
I worked in factories until my lung collapsed 90%. I was 27 years old at the time.
I then found out that I was born with a lung disease called bullous emphysema.
My doctor will not let me go back to work at all. My lungs are so bad, he put me on oxygen 24 hours a day, and I am only 38 this year.
Everything I get as my income from SSI and SSD goes to pay current bills, and it's still not enough to pay them all.
I want to get my GED so I can go to college for office work and try to work.
With all my income going on current bills, there is nothing left for clothing.
I don't have a car of my own. My bills are falling behind, because every thing going up, my income doesn't cover it all.
I need personal items, a car, house updates and bills paid.
I only have SSI and SSD. My husband gets SSD. I try to sell on eBay but there's not much there.
I cannot go do anything that involves hard physical work. I am on the oxygen 24 hours a day.
I pay all current bills with what I get. Sometimes I don't have enough to pay all the bills. I am trying to get a grant to help me.
I'm looking for grants for online education and grants to help with debt, pay the bills off, get a car and help buy some personal things.
I need to pay bills and not worry about things while I have some time. My lungs are getting worse each day and there is no fixing them.
Thank you very much.