need of prayer and help

By chetsgirl Latest Reply 2011-12-03 19:37:58 -0600
Started 2011-11-26 19:42:47 -0600

I am sorry if I offended anyone. My family is still in so much need of prayer and help that we are not sure where to turn. We have so much that we still need to replace like clothing, bedding, linen, and so much more, that we don't have enough money to replace everything. We only have 3 people with any income at all. We are also having to pay out of pocket for all the medical supplies that is needed in all. The cheapest we have found to get a wheelchair ramp for is $800.00, and that would only leave us just over $1,000.00 to get all the bills paid, food for the month and pay for gas in the car incase we need to go somewhere like the doctors, shopping, ect. We have a family of 20 prople that we are trying to take care of. With my medical problems and everything, I can't do much. Some of my family members that are over 18 and still live at home can't get jobs due to disabilities, which makes it even harder on my sister due to a lot of them need a guardian in order to live on their own. We are in need of help. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I just found out in the past week that I may end up in a wheelchair soon due to peripheral neuropathy due to the diabeties and I also have diabetic retenopathy. Please if anyone has any suggestions, please help us by letting me know. Thank you and again I am sorry if I offended anyone.

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annesmith 2011-12-02 02:48:30 -0600 Report

I will pray so very hard for you and your family!!!!! I know that God is a very #1 powerful force in life…sincerely, ANNE

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-27 23:46:42 -0600 Report

You can hardly offend when it is obvious your situation is not the greatest. You and your family have my prayers, of course.
I must have missed an earlier post that explains what happened?
Have you checked with the Red Cross. If you have had some kind of disaster fall upon you, they should be able to help. Also check with your Local health dept and like Ray said below, check with your local churches and United Way. I would also be checking in with the Family Independence Agency(that's what it is called here in MI) for help with utilites and food. That is what they are there for.
I wish I knew who they went to, but when my grandmother got real bad and my grandpa was having a hard time transfering her from her w/c to the car, someone donated the materials and funds to put in a ramp. Unfortunatly the ones I could ask have all passed away. But I would think any of the agencies above should be able to point you in the right direction.
I will be praying for you and your family. Good Luck.

Blessings to you and yours, Mickey

RAYT721 2011-11-27 09:48:46 -0600 Report

First of all I am hardly offended by your request for advice or assistance. Many of us here can completely relate to the financial needs that you have based on our own medical and emotional issues that seem to tap our budgets (as well as our minds, bodies and souls). It is hard to ask for help but sometimes if you don't, you won't get it.

I hope that you and the family have looked into anything that your local church organizations can do in regards to food, clothing and other needs. I hope that you have investigated all of the local community service agencies (check your yellow pages under that category and with your local United Way Agencies). I also hope that you have looked into all government programs for public assistance, energy programs, discounted medical programs, and so forth. Every region has its own programs and organizations and they change often. So many community service agencies have been hit by the recession to find the need to help more people with the same or less budget.

With the budget that you do have to work with, it's important to get the most from it by shopping around and by planning. The most important key phrase is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Consider ways to earn money with a family part-time business by using your skills to help solve a need for your customers whether that's occasional child care or helping to organize parties for friends and neighbors or a host of other things that can supplement income without raising any flags on your disabilities. Think about selling on Ebay for local businesses and families without computers or time or knowledge. Did you know that Paula Deen started her empire by selling sandwiches out of the trunk of her car? Did you know that Walt Disney and Coca Cola and even Ebay were once home based businesses???

Check out books, magazines, websites, blogs and other online and offline resources on frugal living. You'll find price comparisons for things that you do NEED to buy. You'll find coupons and promotional discount codes for all kinds of products. Your library offers movies, workshops and so much more… FREE. When you need a product, check out the websites like,, and, to name a few. These sites will tell you who has the item and the pricing. The more expensive the item, the more research you should do.

Focus on things that you can do rather than things you cannot do.

Don't wait for your ship to come in … Swim out to meet it!

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