My Title of Liberty

     "In Memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children." - Alma 46:12    


My Year 2003



My Church has helped me at times with the rent and utilities, I have received both public and private help with my needs, and I am still looking for a real personal income. The demands of Child Support had drained my income to where I could no longer afford to have a phone, even before I lost my job. I used the County Library's computers to access the Internet for job search.


MARCH 2003

In March, 2003, someone anonymously provided limited phone service for me. I learned a lot of people were helping me, as well as God. Besides the phone service, people have mowed my lawn, helped me get rid of garbage from the house, and many more things.

APRIL 2003

Thanks to extensions, my Unemployment benefits lasted for a full year, but ran out in April of 2003. I had several Yard Sales to get cash for bus passes and food with successively diminishing success.

MAY 2003

JUNE 2003

JULY 2003

In July 2003, I was finally eligible for the Oregon Health Plan and Food Stamps. I found a doctor whose clinic was right across the street. He put me back on medications. I was able to use the scale there whenever they were open. The doctor arranged for home health care nurses, usually one named Don, to come to my home to take care of the wound on my foot. I was to keep off of my feet as much as possible, and to keep my feet elevated to promote healing.

My blood glucose levels were under control by medication, but I was referred to a cardiologist because my hypertension seemed to be more difficult to control.