Jac from Tucson, AZ

Living with a disability all my life. Help me get a laptop to enter a medical career.

Both of my legs cannot work. I need a laptop to help me with my studies as I train for a career as a medical coder.

Updates

Jac is grateful for the helpful computer! Apr 20, 2016

Jac says, "This is to thank my Benevolent donors for considering my need of a good computer and meeting that need. I am very happy and thankful to you for answering my call. I've been able to quickly catch up in my courses. You contributed a lot to my studies and career goals. Again, thank you!"

My need and situation

I am a 31-year-old married male. I have been living in Tucson for 7 months now and am currently going to school in order to become a medical coder. I have been disabled since I was 2 1/2 years old. Both of my legs cannot work.

My goal is to become independent. I currently receive SSI, but still it has been impossible for me to meet most of my needs. Despite my disability, I am a courageous individual who likes to work. I want to move forward in life and serve my community.

My need is to get a laptop to help me with my studies. Most of my course work is online and I do not have a computer readily available to use. I currently go to the library to access one but I have to push my wheelchair all the way to the library since there is no near bus line and it gets very tiring.

Meeting this need will help me because it will save me the trouble of going to the library every day and allow me to work faster. I will be able to stay caught up with the rest of my fellow students and to save my energy from traveling.

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This need has been validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center


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Byron

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Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center (What does this mean?)

I met Jac through my job at Pima County Arizona @Work. He is currently going for training in order to become a medical coder and is a very hard working individual. When I informed him about the Benevolent program he was very excited because he saw the opportunity to get his need met. Meeting this need would be beneficial for his life and allowing him to become independent and to succeed.

About Byron

I am a Workforce Development Specialist employed by the Tucson Urban League to work at the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. I am part of an inter-agency team providing career development services for adult job seekers. I assist participants to develop an individual employment plan based on an… Read more