John, who is in his 40s, suffered a sudden stroke and was left paralyzed from the waist up on the left side of his body.
He filed for disability and attended regular speech rehabilitation and physical therapy sessions while awaiting an answer on his disability application.
He and his wife, Marcia, had to make do on her income alone. Their savings were quickly depleted. Family helped cover monthly bills.
As medical expenses and daily bills piled up, they found themselves unable to cover their mortgage payment. Bluffton Self Help paid the balance of their mortgage during this difficult time.
Marcia recently told Self Help that John had been approved for disability. Marcia received a raise at her job and also got a part-time job.
Bluffton Self Help provides a broad range of social services for poor working families, the disabled, sick and elderly.