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Susan Amon

Rockville, NS

Entry Photo for Susan Amon - Rockville, NS

My husband has been disabled since the age of 16 with Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), since the age of 16 . We never let his disability slow us down and lived life to the fullest. Having a family of 5 children, finances have always been tight but we made ends meet by playing our music on street corners, malls, and anywhere that would welcome us. As time has passed my health also began to deteriorate making supplementing our income with music impossible. We found other constructive ways to supplement our income over the years, (paper routes, babysitting, selling on Ebay and most recently a small home business.

Within the past couple years I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disk disease, and Osteoporosis. I am recovering from cancer surgery and have just received news that I have osteochondritis dissecans in one ankle which has caused my ankle to fracture and ligament to tear and torn ligaments in the other ankle. It is now extremely hard to make ends meet now and impossible to help lift my husbands wheelchair into the vehicle. Please help with your votes and prayers.