unemployed and paralyzed.
June 20, 2008 7:41 AM Subscribe
What can an unemployed quadriplegic do to supplement his income?
posted by levijk to Work & Money (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I do chores in the evening for a 38 year old C6-C7 quadriplegic man who has trouble paying his bills every month. His former position selling ferns at the local farmer's market was not available this season and he misses the sense of purpose as well as the income. I recently taught him to use a computer but he can't afford internet (he has free dial-up). He has limited use of his arms and is self-mobile but has almost no dexterity. For instance, he can handle paper money but not change. I plan to investigate the Vocational Rehabilitation Office but would like some other input. The only idea he's had is to learn to paint then sell his art. I'm skeptical of this idea--it's possible to get art supplies donated, but he has no artistic background.
Links to useful paralysis sites might be helpful. Thanks for the input.