I’ve not seen my leg as a disability or handicap and have pushed forward with my life. I started working as soon as I was able. To prove to myself I could do it on my own. I have been able to do that. For 14 years I worked 2 jobs to take care of myself because I didn’t want any help. I haven’t needed it until now. I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to get disability. As I’ve gotten older, my leg has gotten worse. I have constant pain. Going to the grocery store is even a huge effort these days. Social Security is dragging their feet. Part of the issue is my age…too young to get help even though I need it.
I’ve decided and bills have decided for me that I can’t wait any longer. I’m currently looking for work.
The reason I’m asking for your help is for my braces. I have a custom ankle brace and knee brace. My kneecap likes to slide out when it feels like it. My knee brace keeps my kneecap from doing that & causing me intense pain. I have trouble walking & doing day to day chores.
To be able to function as normally as I can I need my braces. My ankle brace is falling apart & my knee brace is a few years old. I’m waiting on healthcare from the state but I need to work. Their issue is “pre-existing” condition and I’m doing what I can to get what I need. I am the only one supporting myself. Luckily, my family has helped me lately. I’m stuck between a rock & a hard place right now. I need to get my braces to be able to walk & so I can work. I’d rather be able to work & stay mobile for as long as I can & not have to be in a wheelchair. I just need help to replace my braces & my custom Jobst support stocking so that I can get back on my feet.
I will happily pay it forward as soon as I am able to.
Thank you for taking the time to read this & God bless.
- Dice Buddy
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