I was born with cataracts, clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, in both of my eyes. A surgery was performed to removed them and replace them, however because of this my right eye developed glaucoma, a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. Back then there was no treatment for it so I lost my sight in that eye. My mother, being a single mom, fought to get me placed on disability to help take care of me and my eye doctor bills. And after many years she succeeded. Unfortunately, now that i have reached the age of a legal adult, I was deemed no longer disabled under the adult conditions, although the state of my eyesight has not changed and will not change. I cannot obtain a driver’s license due to lack of sight which in turn keeps me from getting a job. My condition prevents me from being able to any job due to the shortened time I am able to focus and persistent migraines that prevent me from functioning normally so if I were to get a job and adequate transportation, I would not be able to make it through a full day’s work without putting an extreme strain on my body. I had to drop out of college because of the same reasons.
Losing the money I was getting from being on disability has put me in a spot of despair. I can not work, I can not drive, and up til now I somehow managed to live away from home with a group of friends, who have been willing to take me anywhere I needed to go, but now I can’t pitch in for rent and there’s talk of kicking me out. My mother has moved to another state, and I have no family nearby. I no longer have money to pay for my eye doctor appointments or the eye drops that prevent me from developing the same condition in my seeing eye.
My greatest fear is becoming blind and being homeless. Please, help me.