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Self-Sufficiency Grant
Urgent Health Care
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College Student Needs Help With Special Glasses Out of Pocket Cost to Help With Veritgo and Sight

My Story:

I am a 57 year old non-traditional college student that is alone in the world. Right now, my primary focus is completing my bachelors degree at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. I am currently a Junior majoring in Integrative Studies with concentrations in Criminal Justice, Public Health, and Communications. My beautiful parents who were my eternal safety net died while I was in prison. In my spare time I like to bake cookies.

I have just successfully completed my 15-month parole after serving 58 months in prison. I was assaulted in prison and received a permanent head and eye injury. While in prison I received reconstructive Eye Surgery, however the constant pain and swelling persists daily. Upon my release I was sent to an Eye Specialist that determined that I require eye ware with prisms which are not covered by my insurance. I have been paying since October, and still owe funds before I can receive my Prism-Eye Ware. I am asking Modest Needs for help with the purchase of these. Without them I have serious vertigo that makes it difficult to read my assignments and to drive the 26 miles to school. Although I have maintained a 3.61 GPA, I have missed classes because I was unable to drive with my serious bouts of Vertigo. I am trying to make a difference with my fresh new start.

With this funding I will be able to successfully complete my education. I plan to work for a non-profit helping returning citizens successfully re-enter society. I will be starting my internship this fall doing just that. Your help would really mean so much to me. Thank you.


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