Disability Keeps Memphis Woman Trapped Inside Her Home
(Memphis) Minnie Moss has a slew of health problems, so many, she has to go to the hospital at least twice a month.
“I’m a diabetic, I have arthritis, high blood pressure and the gout,” said Moss.
Moss says getting out of her house to see a doctor is next to impossible, “It’s tough.”
In order to get to a car, she has to go down several steps.
Moss told us she’s fallen down a number of times.
It now takes several people to get her off the porch, in the most unconventional way.
“The boys have to come out and push me in a wheelchair and roll me like this way and then I get my walker and hold it on either side,” said Moss.
Moss only gets a small social security check every month and she says most of it goes to pay her bills.
She can’t afford to buy a wheelchair ramp and said her small church congregation doesn’t have the money to build her one, “I just want a ramp because I really need that, but I don’t know if you know someone who works on some houses.”
We put Moss in touch with MIFA’s Handy Man Program that provides ramps to those in need.
The waiting list is long, about six months, but at least help is on the horizon.