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Gilliana SilverDrill
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.03.28 18:36:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Gilliana SilverDrill on 30/06/2009 14:24:50
i am a 45 year old Disabled Male. I currently Get around in an electric power chair and My Dominix / Hulk / Orca. I am currently live in Middleton Wisconsin but am looking to move somewhere in the Chicago area around April 4th-5Th. Due to my disability i have been home bound and unable to get around so have lived in eve some 12 to 23 hours a day for the last 18 months. Do to Real Life changes in my surroundings i MUST move bye the weekend of April 4th-5th but am coming op against one brick wall after another because of my mobility Disability. over the last 2 1/2 years the only human contact i have had is through eve. I am looking to see if there are any other EVE addicts in the Chicago area or the Madison Wisconsin area who can assist me with my move. I have Made many friends over the Last 16 months in eve but they are scattered around the planet and are to far away for me to ask for Real World Help. is anyone can assist me or has some helpful advice message me ingame. In e-mail at myrddinstarhawk@gmail.com or read my in game bio for other contact info.

bkijshlkdh
Posted - 2009.03.29 21:12:00 - [2]
 

What Wrong With You?

Gilliana SilverDrill
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.03.29 22:51:00 - [3]
 

2 knees that were dislocated in work related accidents so have degenerative joint disease, arthritis with extreme crepitis, IE no cartilage left. its bone on bone with grit in the middle. and cronic gout that affects every join in my body. on a good day i can stand for a minute or two at a time and can walk maybe 15 to 20 feet unassisted. Mt Brains still work. My arms most of the time but my legs are shot. so i am stuck in a power wheelchair.

Nerogk Shorn
Caldari
Invicta.
Posted - 2009.04.03 03:25:00 - [4]
 

Well, I usually study in Madison, but presently i'm studying abroad in Spain. Madison to Chicago is about a two hour trip isn't it? I'm not exactly sure how many of my friends in Madison have cars, and i'm even less sure how willing they would be to help a friend of a friend move his stuff 100 miles much less a person I don't really know. Regardless let me know the general idea of what you need moved and some of the other details. It's 5am right now, so either post here or evemail me in game. I'll throw you my email in game tomorrow. Let me know if it's still an issue.

Nerogk Shorn
Caldari
Invicta.
Posted - 2009.04.03 03:29:00 - [5]
 

Like i said it's near 5:30am here, so i feel like an idiot for not wanting to post my email here. I'll just fecking email you directly -_-

Kyguard
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.04.03 23:19:00 - [6]
 

Do you not know anybody in rl that can give you assistance? You sound like you're need for help is urgent..

Roy SilVerDrill
Caldari
Posted - 2009.04.04 01:45:00 - [7]
 

my need is urgent and its exactly because i dont know anyone around here is why i am moving. i have literally been a prisoner of my apartment for 3 years due to cut backs in public transit in my neighborhood, an electric scooter that's been broken since shortly after i moved in and the inability to get out to meet anyone. I get passed my front door maybe 3 times a month if i am lucky and thats only for a couple hours at a time to do grocery shopping and pay bills. in the first year i lived here i had to be rescued byt the police sheriff fire or transportation department over 30 times. it finally got to a point where i could no go out because it would be guaranteed I would have to get someone to rescue me. there is only 1 wheelchair assessable cab in the entire county and her is often booked solid for days in advance and yet no one will add more cabs. I call a cab at 11':30 am from the store and they say they might be able to pick me up at 6:30 PM. that's not feasible.

I will literally be better off homeless, living out of my van for a few weeks until i can find an assessable place to live. i cant use my can normaly because i cant get my chair in and out and when the chair only has a range of a mile or so i cant get around without it either so i have been stuck in my apartment for years. the only human contact i have had over the last 18 months has been talking to my cor mates over ventrillo in eve or talking to acquaintances i have met over the internet on the phone. unfortunately not one lives withing several hundred miles of me.

when i was renting the storage unit today they asked for family friends or someone to contact in case of an emergency. unfortunately saying hammer from eve-online just does not work. I have no family, No relatives since my mother died in 84 when i was 20. no girlfriend or even someone to call if i needed an emergency contact.

I got my SSDI check today for $616 and bye the time i get moved into the storage unit tomorrow i will be bankrupt for the rest of the month. i am allready down to the last $150 to rent a u-haul trailer with and pay for the loading and unloading after paying 2 people to pack for me today , buying boxes and tape to pack with and renting the storage unit.

I had to reply with this account as the other is closed allready untill i get moved into a new place and get internet access again.

If anyone wants to reach me in real life they an find my contact info in gilliana's profile ingame.

Roy SilVerDrill
Caldari
Posted - 2009.04.04 10:52:00 - [8]
 

i am still looking for some advice.

mercyonman
Caldari
SmellsOFelderbarry
ROMANIAN-LEGION
Posted - 2009.04.06 21:27:00 - [9]
 

damn that sucks man. no joke
the WORST i have ever had was when i had to get stitches in my leg. or my rolling knee issue (my knee randomly gets displaced from its joint when i move it wrong). but yea that DOES suck and i would help ya if i lived out there. but i can't cause i live in lake st.louis. but hang in there man. gosh you must feel lonely well my. email is monkyfresh@hotmail.com if ya need help ill do my best
=)

Kreos To'krush
Posted - 2009.04.25 08:24:00 - [10]
 

bump

Eddie Gordo
Minmatar
Masuat'aa Matari
Damu'Khonde
Posted - 2009.04.26 22:40:00 - [11]
 

Free Bump, I live in England so cant really help out. I linked this thread on my site, I really hope someone can help. Are there not any charities, or disabled community groups that would be able to help out?

Arbiter Reborn
Posted - 2009.04.29 16:20:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Eddie Gordo
Free Bump, I live in England so cant really help out. I linked this thread on my site, I really hope someone can help. Are there not any charities, or disabled community groups that would be able to help out?


yeh bump

TYCONDEROGA
Amarr
Method of Destruction
Snatch Victory
Posted - 2009.05.03 01:02:00 - [13]
 

Well hopefully someone answers the call, heartbreaking story.


Roy SilVerDrill
Caldari
Posted - 2009.06.30 14:12:00 - [14]
 

i'm still stuck in my move, 3 weeks after i set out on april 3rd my brand new power wheelchair breaks down and i am unable to find a service provider to repair it because its a heavy duty power chair. special order. after 2 weeks of being unable to find anyone to even look at it i am forced to drive back to madison wisconsin from illinois where i was at the time to get it fixed.

chicago was a bust as no place thats wheelchair acessable is affordable and 99% of the city has a flight of steps to the front door so even if i do find a place to live i cant go visit anyone because thier places are not accessable. instead of being a prisoner of my apartment i am locked out of everyone elses places. so thats a bust.

Davenport Iowawhere my God Daughter lives is allso a bust. the newest bus is over 15 years old and the wheelchair spaces are too small to acomadate my powerchair or scooter. i am forced to ride the chair on the street because of the lack of sidewalks. the only potentialy accessable place that accepts section 8 is in a new complex out in the northern verge of the city bast the end of the northernmost bus. while trying to get there i am forced to run through a patch of mud that had washed down onto the sidewalk where my new powerchair gets stuck. after pulling it out of the mud twice in 10 feet i am forced to call the fire department to get me out. and now my chair is caked with 50+ pounds of mud. this causes extra torque o the moter and causes the gearbox to start breaking teeth of the moters spindle causng the chair to totaly cease up. i spend the next 2 weeks stuck in the homeless shelter unable to even get to where the meals are being served around the city. when the only accessable apartment i could find turns down my application igive up. my ssdi check shows up 3 days earlier but i had lost my wallet with all my ID sometime during the fight with the Mud and i am forced to drive back to wisconsin to get a new debit card. replace my drivers licence and take the powerchair back to the cervice provider i got it from as they are the only ones authorised to work on it. when i drop off the chair they tell me it will take weeks to get the parts to fix it.

I then continue my move to austin texas. the main place i wanted to move to anyways but was conserned about how i would get my belongings here from storage in wisconsin. seems texas does not subsadise my ssdi ssi checks like wisconsin does. none of the states i looked into pays anything to assist beyond the federal minimum. so my income drops from $947 a month to $616. the buses here are much easier to get around in and actualy run 7 days a week. but after nearly 2 months i am still unable to find an accessable 2 bedroom apartment that accepts section 8 and is within my vouchers price limits. after spending a month in the homeless shelter and spending $375 to get my old scooter minimaly running i am still stuck. an sca friend offers to rent me a room which i accept but his place is small with 2 levels and i cant bring my scooter inside. the bedroom is upstairs but the upstairs bathroom has a broken toilet so is unusable. i am fighting with constant dehydration and gout because of the 100+ dayly temps, lack of ability to fix proper meals as there is no seating in the kitchen. as i cant stand for more than a minute at a time or walk more than 30 feet on a good day i cant get in the kitchen long enouph to prepare anything but the quickest of meals.

now my old powerchair breaks down again. this time to a point beyond my ability to juryrig a repair and medicare wont pay for repairs as a have a new powerchair they paid for. after 6 weeks my new chair is finaly fixed but i have no means of retrieving it from wisconsin. my van breaks down on the way from wisconsin and is unsafe to drive. i still cant find an accessable apartment after 2 months of looking and my voucher will expire in another month. and i cant get around to search myself any longer.

Roy SilVerDrill
Caldari
Posted - 2009.06.30 14:19:00 - [15]
 

i am looking to see if there are any eve players from the austin texas area that know of an accessable apartment or a duplex/ townhouse that is accessable or can easily be made so.

i am allso wondering if there is anyone from the wisconsin or chicago area that can help me get my powerchair onto an amtrak train in chicago down here to austin. the least expencive way for me to retrieve it is for me to travel back to wisconsin on plain train or bus and retrieve the chair and then come back the same way. the other option is for someone to pick up the chair in madison and check it as baggage on the amtrak texas flyer train to austin from central station and then overnight me the claim check. for me to retrieve it myself would cost about $350 in tickets as aposed to $540 to have it shipped to me.


Tallia Melloric
Posted - 2009.06.30 14:23:00 - [16]
 

if anyone from the wisconsin or chicago area is coming down to austin or san antonio texas i would be willing to buy a 1 way ticket for you to bring the chair down to me from madison.

Tallia Melloric
Posted - 2009.07.10 09:53:00 - [17]
 

i am still looking for someone to help me ship a power wheelchair from wisconsin to austin texas. (563) 209-2186

Barbens
Uneducated Soldiers
Dragoons.
Posted - 2009.07.11 06:00:00 - [18]
 

I'm currently deployed to Iraq so I can't do much in the way of assistance besides give you a free bump. If anyone reads this and has ever wanted to support a deployed soldier, helping this man out would accomplish that in my book.


BaRbEnS

Tallia Melloric
Posted - 2009.07.13 19:58:00 - [19]
 

thanks for the bump.

Days like today i realy wish i had my chair back. i just got my old scooter back from being repaird to find out they did not fix all the problems. i got stranded in the middle of north austin beside the busy lamar highway with no sholder. no sideewalks and dead batteries. they replaced my old gellcells with led acid batteries that have even less range than the bad gells did. 1 1/4 miles and i'm stuck. had to call 911 and get the police to arange a ride home for me. i was trying to get to a duplex that is for rent to see if its wheelchair accessable and cant even get within 6 blocks of it before the batteries died.

i am still having a nightmare of a time trying to find a 2 bedroom wheelchair accessable apartment . with a scooter that only has a range of under 2 miles and its a mile to the closest bus stop from where i am curentl staying thats a big problem
if anyone has any suggestions or ideas PLEASE call me. (563) 209-2186 Roy

Spec 593357629
Exiled.
The Kadeshi
Posted - 2009.07.13 21:28:00 - [20]
 

Bump

Iosue
Black Sky Hipsters
Posted - 2009.07.13 21:48:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Tallia Melloric
thanks for the bump.

Days like today i realy wish i had my chair back. i just got my old scooter back from being repaird to find out they did not fix all the problems. i got stranded in the middle of north austin beside the busy lamar highway with no sholder. no sideewalks and dead batteries. they replaced my old gellcells with led acid batteries that have even less range than the bad gells did. 1 1/4 miles and i'm stuck. had to call 911 and get the police to arange a ride home for me. i was trying to get to a duplex that is for rent to see if its wheelchair accessable and cant even get within 6 blocks of it before the batteries died.

i am still having a nightmare of a time trying to find a 2 bedroom wheelchair accessable apartment . with a scooter that only has a range of under 2 miles and its a mile to the closest bus stop from where i am curentl staying thats a big problem
if anyone has any suggestions or ideas PLEASE call me. (563) 209-2186 Roy


i have some info for you and will call you shortly Very Happy

Iosue
Black Sky Hipsters
Posted - 2009.07.13 22:09:00 - [22]
 

Well I tried to call, but it sounds like your phone is out of service. I live in Austin and have a family member who is disabled. I called him to ask if he knew of any services in Austin that might be able to help you out, as far as the housing issue is concerned. He told me to call United Cerebral Palsy of Texas and that they have a database of wheelchair accessible housing in the Central Texas area. I called UCP and they indicated that they have a pilot database where they keep this information. The lady I spoke to said to call and ask for Krystal; the program name is ASSET and is run in conjunction with the Americorps. Their number is 512-472-8696 and their website is UCP of TX. I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck. Feel free to hit me up in game if you ever get the chance.

Roy SilVerDrill
Caldari
Posted - 2009.07.19 23:20:00 - [23]
 

my phone was out of minutes for a couple days. its back on now.

Ohh Yeah
SniggWaffe
Posted - 2009.07.19 23:42:00 - [24]
 

Friendly bump, because I'm afraid that's all I can do to help atm.

Loney
CyberDyne R-D
Posted - 2009.07.20 23:06:00 - [25]
 

I currently live about 1 hour North of Austin... send me a mail ingame if you want to meetup.

Zaxix
Daisy Hill Puppy Farm
Posted - 2009.07.21 15:48:00 - [26]
 

I don't know what kind of assistance I can offer for moving. BUT, I live in Austin and am active in disability advocacy in the state of Texas.

I can put you in touch (or you can get in touch) with ADAPT in Texas. I'm sure they can put you in touch with someone that can help you or at least give you some advice. I am at work and may forget about this by the end of the day. If you don't hear from me at your email address by 7pm CT July 21st, please contact me in-game. If you'd rather go straight to ADAPT, I linked it. You might also consider contacting the Texas Rehabilitation Commission or the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Ricky1989
Caldari
Militaris Industries
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.07.22 11:06:00 - [27]
 

friendly bump for a good cause!

Gilliana SilverDrill
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.08.13 02:17:00 - [28]
 

will the drama ever end.

the apartment complex i was supposed to move into did not send in my section 8 paperwork when they were supposed to and i was told i lost my section 8 voucher. i was told it was history so attempted to return to madison wisconsin when my van breaks down in new boston texas. now my van is beyond repair. my belongings are in a van i cant move or tow. its to big and heavy fo fit on any uhaul equipment. my electric scooter has a range of 2 miles and texarcana which is the next largest city is over 20 miles away. i'm living out of my van and online through free wifi from a hotel next to the taco bell. now i have no place to stay and no way to get anywhere. 4 days after my van dies they call and say if i return to austin i may be able to salvage my section 8 through the city rather than the county. but i have to get back to austin with my belongings which is 350 miles away. cheapest way is to rent a 10 foot u-haul truck but i dont have the $500 that would take.

i was returning to madison to reclaim my new powerchair from the shop sell off some items i have in storage and move the rest of my belongings into a cheaper storage unit thats not eating 1/4th of my monthly income..
now i cant do that either.

if anyone has any suggestions please message me in yahoo im or msn live as myrddinstarhawk or call my cell at (563) 209-2186

Alex Under
H A V O C
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2009.08.13 02:44:00 - [29]
 

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation. I live in Canada, so can't be of much help, but will bump this thread for you.

Crimson Royals
Gallente
Swarm Of Locusts
Crimson Dragons
Posted - 2009.08.13 02:48:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Crimson Royals on 13/08/2009 02:48:43
Originally by: Zaxix
I don't know what kind of assistance I can offer for moving. BUT, I live in Austin and am active in disability advocacy in the state of Texas.

I can put you in touch (or you can get in touch) with ADAPT in Texas. I'm sure they can put you in touch with someone that can help you or at least give you some advice. I am at work and may forget about this by the end of the day. If you don't hear from me at your email address by 7pm CT July 21st, please contact me in-game. If you'd rather go straight to ADAPT, I linked it. You might also consider contacting the Texas Rehabilitation Commission or the Department of Aging and Disability Services.


talked to adapt. they just refered me to tha same deadend services i am allready talking to. texas rehab only helps me if i am trying to go back to work and takes 6 months for voke rehab to start me into a program. and department of aging and disabled can provide me with caregiver services but not untill i have a permanent place to live. its in the works and i am qualafied but need an apartment first. thanks for the referals but i am allready working with them.


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