Assistance from Accident Needed
Organized by: Tamara Myers
EVENT DATE Dec 27, 2013
TO WHOEVER READS THIS AND CAN ASSIST ME: Two years ago this month in another country, I was hit and dragged by a car. I stepped into the crosswalk on his red light and the cab driver at fault, came into the crosswalk close enough to snag my purse handle on his broken side mirror and dragged me several feet. If there had not been a line at the bank yelling for him to stop, I probably would have been dragged to my death. As well as hitting my head on the street, I suffered injuries to my vision, my back, and right side. The day of the accident, I lost peripheral vision in my left eye. Four days after the accident, I woke up and it appeared I was in a snowstorm. The doctors diagnosed it as traumatic cataracts and possible damage to my retina from hitting my head. I sustained nerve damage in my back and right side, which prevents me from picking up anything of substantial weight. My right hand and arm twitch constantly. I have shooting pain steadily from my skull, down my spine, to my feet. I cannot stand for any considerable time or walk much distance, or sit for an extended period of time without pain. I drop items in my right hand (i.e. pens, cups, plates, etc.) involuntarily. I can no longer perform activities as the soldier or civilian employee I used to be. I went to doctors, hospitals, and lawyers over there without making any advances in my medical care or legal case, so I returned to the states. I’ve had surgery on my eyes and have very limited vision. I wear a brace on my right arm and hand, which keeps me from doing almost everything, as my arm is kept straight and I am right-handed. I walk with a limp and will most likely need assistance in a few years to manage the rest of my life. I was living the dream, so I thought. I’ve worked since I was 17 years old and after many long working trips to various countries, I decided to take some time off. My intention was to take a few years off to breathe, regroup, and return to work. Little did I know that that time off would put me in the predicament I am in today. Given that I will not be able to return to work, I applied for Social Security Disability and rightfully so. My original claim was denied last month and I’ve had to obtain a lawyer for my appeal. While discussing my case with the attorney, I discovered it is Social Security’s policy that in order to be eligible for disability, you must have worked 5 out of the last 10 years. I missed the insured date by one year. I have tried to sell land that I own, so that I may pay Social Security to cover two years (better safe than sorry), but due to the economy, I haven’t had any takers. I also need funds to be able to get to doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and my lawyer’s office. If there is anyone that would be interested in purchasing my land, I will sell at cost. I’m not trying to make a profit, It is essential I am able to pay Social Security so I may attain my disability benefits, should it be granted this time. I am needing these funds as soon as possible, as I have upcoming Doctor’s appointment, need to pay for transportation and get the money to my lawyer to pay Social Security. I live with my 79 year old mother, who has limited income and her health is frail enough without having to deal with my disabilities. Government resources are limited. I realize this time of year is very difficult for most and would appreciate any assistance that can be provided. If I was able to, I would be writing this letter myself, instead of having someone else type it. I thank anyone and everyone for giving consideration in my time of need.
As of today, 2 January 2016, I received a letter from Social Security...once again I was turned down for my appeal. Three days ago, I went to the eye doctor and am LEGALLY BLIND. I do not know or understand their way of thinking or processing claims. Please help me if you can. Thank you.