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Matty G
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   Posted 8/12/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, I was wondering if any of ya'll know if there is any grants out there for people that are disabled with crohns. After suffering from 5 flareups last year (4 of those requiring me to go to the hospital), I have been classified as "disabled". I tried to get federal student aid to go back to school (so that I could have a "sit down job"), but I was denied because I receive too much money a month (even though I can barely live on it). I have done internet searches on the subject, but have gotten nowhere. I am thinking of going to school for radiologic technology. If any of ya'll have dealt with any grants and can lead me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.

broomhilda
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   Posted 8/12/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
The Crohns & Colitis Foundation (CCF) offers 10,000.00 dollar scholarships to Crohnnies. Don't quote me on that amount. You could check out their web site for criteria. Don't know of any grants specifically for disabled person(s) unless of course you were a veteran. How about any local or county rehabilitation centers?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/13/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
There was a scholarship through USB/Crohns and Me but I hadn't heard of the one that Broom is referring to through the CCFA. You could check with your state education board or future school's financial aid dept.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Glad Bag
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
someone on this board, got one of those scholarships, I think?
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I think betagirl did.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/13/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
There were 2 people actually. Beta was one, can't remember the second.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


broomhilda
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   Posted 8/13/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah...I remember Betagirl getting it too! Maybe you could type her name and the word "scholarship" in on the HW search engine to come up the info you need.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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