Warsaw, NYLast week I spoke with [Jennifer Gardner]; she suffered two strokes at the age of 18, allegedly caused by the Ortho Evra Patch. Because of the damage done, Jennifer had to quit her job but in spite of her disability, she remains optimistic: shortly after our conversation, she was on her way to a job interview.
I just want to update you on everything. I was denied my job at the collection agency and a job at our local hardware store because of my inability to perform all job functions, which includes the use of my hand. So now I applied to the state for social security benefits and I will find out next month if I qualify. I never realized how hard everything is. I am now scared for college even more. Having a job always gave me security and confidence, now I feel like a lazy bum.
But, I suppose I should take state help it's all I can get. Paying for my vehicle, insurance, medications, food and rent is really difficult right now. So, I'm really hoping and pushing for this settlement [against Ortho-McNeil, the makers of the Ortho Evra Patch]. If I get enough money, I want to donate some to the Brain Trauma Unit that helped me get back to where I am today.
Thanks so much,
Have a blessed day!