Resource posted by: Leslie Bowman
Created on: January 26, 2012
Hello to everyone!
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this posting, and I'm not sure what I really want to post, but here goes.
My name is Leslie and mine and my family's situation is needing help. A little background for you: I am currently waiting on SS Disability for over 5 years now for a hereditary disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that has rendered me unable to work anymore. I worked as an accountant for over 25 yrs, raised 3 great kids and had a good life going. Owned a house which I lost about 4 years ago after any money I had ran out. I was fortunate enough to be able to move in with my mom in her apartment so I have a roof over my head and family support. My car broke down and I had to scrap it and am unable to replace it. My 2 brothers and my niece have also fallen on hard times and moved into this 1 bedroom apartment as well. Needless to say that the financial situation is pretty bad.
So anyyway, I have been persuing other avenues to raise some income and turned to some ideas I have had for years for a couple of products that I have invented and strongly feel are marketable. We also have had success in running a small business in the past and would like to persue that path as well if possible.
Does anyone know where I could find funding for the patents to start with and then where to go from there? Is there a reputable place to turn to for such things?
I have look into grants but I am unable to find one for that.
I guess it sounds like I'm grabbing at straws but like they say you won't know unless you try.
And just to throw it out there - It's been a huge hardship not to have a vehicle to do the things we need to do. I just can't explain how hard that is. We can't get the everyday things done easily without one. Does anyone know of any organization out there that may have one to donate to me? I doubt there is but I thought I would ask.
My prayer is to some day be able to help others out that are in need. It's something I live by and have done in the past and there is nothing more gratifying than that.
So anyway, I guess that's about it. I apologize if this is not the right place to ask these things.
Good luck to everyone out there with any problems you may have and God Bless