Friday, January 2, 2009
Getting a Grant
I need to buy a trampoline with a handle on it and I found an AWESOME one on Southpaw's website. The only problem is we're just poor college students. Well, my husband is. He is a grad student at BYU and he gets paid part time to be a research assistant. Next semester he'll be teaching again part time but he gets the same amount of money. He also teaches Astronomy at UVU two nights a week but it's just not enough to cover all our expenses. Not to mention a $335 trampoline. I applied for a grant to get a therapy swing for Marshall and got it but I'm worried they won't give me another grant. Does anyone know where I can find out about places that will buy these things for you? The place I got the swing from was Challenged America. They have a $500 limit so this is not over that limit. I think I'll try it but don't know where to go if they say no. We need a small indoor trampoline. My downstairs neighbors agree. They're nice enough but they get upset when Marshall jumps (which is constantly). Lately, he's been flapping his hands and jumping A TON. He always does but he's doing it even more lately, if that's possible. He's getting more defiant again too. I'm not convinced that upping his dose of Risperdal is a good thing. He just gets used to it and we're back to square one again. I don't know what to do.