Herniated Disc Disabled Wife And Husband Seek Grant Money For Debt Relief
(New Holland, Illinois, USA)
I was a thriving business owner, but had to stop due to health issues. Last year I became disabled and can no longer work.
I have five children, with two still at home. I live with my husband who was unemployed for 13 months, now works but makes $30K less a year.
Our income has gone down, but our debt has not. We desperately need help.
I have had back problems since I was 15 years old. It has increasingly become worse over the years even after one back surgery.
I now live with constant pain and six herniated discs. I have diabetes, high blood pressure, and I suffered a stroke and a heart attack.
I have good days and bad days, but never know what that will be until I roll out of bed in the morning.
I find it very hard to sleep at night due to the pain so I am also sleep deprived, which leads to depression, among other issues.
My husband was out of work for 13 months. He went to work for FEMA and then was made to take a $30K/year pay cut.
He has found a job closer to home, but it is still way below what we were making and our debt did not change with his income.
My disability only pays $1860 a month, which barely pays for some of the medical bills and groceries. We are drowning in debt and desperately need help.
Just this month we were summoned by court for a medical bill we could not pay. We are at a loss of what to do, and we need help. Family has been great, but they can only do so much.
I found a job teaching in 2010, but had to quit due to my back. I never know if I will be able to walk in the morning, let alone hold down a job.
I have tried doing at-home jobs like Avon, etc., but they just did not put bread on the table. I am now on SSDI and make only $1860 a month.
I am looking for grants that will help with our medical bills, our children's college costs, and advice on what we can do to help out with our current situation.
Right now we are running about $800 behind each month. We are sinking deeper and deeper.