At the age of 38, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I know that I should be preparing healthier meals for my family. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables are extremely expensive. Now I must find creative ways to cook healthier. Sadly, another daily struggle.
My son ran into some furniture at daycare and hit his head. I was notified that he was bleeding and that an ambulance was transporting him to the hospital. I was so worried as I rushed to meet them at the hospital. Once he was bandaged and feeling better, I started calculating the hospital bills that I would have to pay out of pocket. I am still fighting a $400 ambulance bill to this day. Again, I am “over income” for medical assistance for my son, but I struggle to pay for medications and co-payments.
My short-term goal was to fill up my deep freezer for the winter. It’s January and my freezer is still empty. I don’t understand how I am denied food stamps because I am “over income” but I can’t put food in my freezer.
I remember spending my childhood on 14th and Chapin Street. I was always amazed at the character of the houses on my street. Now all I see are condos being shoved in small spaces. At this time, there are currently 5 condos being built on my street. Every single condo is priced at $500,000 or more. Who can afford that?