My name is Stephanie Williams. I am the mother of two sons, Nico who is gifted and talented. He is getting ready to graduate from Morehouse College. Robert my other son is 15. He has special needs, he has cerebral palsy, cortical blindness, asthma, epilepsy, development delay, he can’t walk, talk, or use the bathroom on his own.
My mother who has helped me take care of Robert died and I got a divorce about two years ago because my husband and Robert’s father became very abusive. Nico my oldest son came to East Chicago and relocated us to Atlanta to live with him for our safety.
I was an engineer for IBM 17 years. I was successful and able to maintain all our bills until Robert was born. I left my job in California to move back home near my mother so she could help me with Robert. There I was the director of the boy scouts for the south side of Chicago for four years which really helped my older son. They sent him to London England to the world jamboree and to Washington D.C. as a leader.
But when my mother died and since I had no one to watch Robert I became a teacher for the next two years so I could work while Robert was at school. His father was a truck driver and his big brother left for college. It was difficult shoveling snow before work to get Robert’s ramp cleaned off for his wheelchair so he could get to school. To make a long story short, after the last abusive episode and my oldest son coming to get me twice, I left my husband for my and Robert’s safety. Unfortunately I didn’t get child support and we had to get on social security for Robert. My son and I couldn’t afford his house and it had steps and Robert was getting bigger and I was getting older so after a year we got evicted and little Robert and I were left homeless. I have no one to watch Robert and he is a full time job.
January 26, 2018
I am requesting donations because my major problem is providing safe transportation for Robert with his wheelchair and communication device. I lost my grant because I have not been able to secure other resources and I need a cosigner to purchase a wheelchair van since I can only work part-time. I am praying you find it in your heart to help me purchase a wheelchair van for my son Robert. Thanks for your prayers and support.