My 30 yr. old daughter has cerebral palsy and has resided with me her entire life. I’m a single parent and took a leap of faith and recently retired to avail myself to meet her needs (even the more). Due to the extent of ongoing care, I was quite anxious to finally depart from the “rat race” of dual work (that being, my daughter and my job). Despite restructuring our budget, the reality of my decision has taken a financial toil on our lives. I’m not one to ask for help unless I’ve exhausted all avenues on my own. I’m an artist and a writer and am under too much stress to even be creative in these areas. I know I’m capable of rising above this temporary setback, but stressing over making ends meet has more of a hold on me than I anticipated. My daughter and I are both sitting on books we’ve written that I’d love to get published. It’s difficult to move forward when I’m having to juggle rent, car payment, utilities, etc. on such a closely monitored budget. I will never give up on our dreams of getting our books published as we both have a story to tell (in our own right). Whatever assistance you are able to render would be highly appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your utmost response (if granted).