The Applicant of the Day is a recent widow who is mourning the death of her beloved husband, but also waiting benefits from the VA. The grief and stress has taken a toll on her health and her studies: she's a college student whose graduation has been put on hold:
I am recently widowed. My husband of 27 years passed away on June 2, 2011 in the VA hospital here in Chicago. He was a 100% disabled veteran from the Army. Our children now live on their own. I am not working now due to my disability, I receive SSA Disability because of my anxiety disorder, panic attacks and depression and have for quite some time. I held a job from the age of 16 years old up until I was not able to work anymore, when I turned 50 years old. My disability forces me to stay in my house because I am afraid all the time. When my husband was alive, he always went with me wherever I had to go. Now it is just me and Midnite (cat) and my memories.
I am requesting help with payment of my electric bill. I cannot pay this bill because I do not have the money. I put in for my husband's death benefits with the VA, but so far I have not heard from them other than them telling me that they are still processing it. I do not get enough money to pay rent, electricity and my other monthly bills that I have.
I am afraid all the time. I do not want to be in the dark, my food will spoil. I have been stressed out and hospitalized because of all pressure that is building up. l I do not know what to do. Sometimes my medication does not work, I have been failing in school and my graduation has been put on hold.
This would be a blessing to know that there are people in this day and time that are still willing to help the down and out of this world. God bless them and their families.
You can invest in the life of this woman who lost her life partner by making a contribution to Modest Needs and using your points to vote we fund her request. All first time donors in this calendar year will have their gifts matched, so your small change can really go a long way in bettering this lady's life.