The Most Horrible Luck
29-yaer-old Rashaun Williams was a single mother living in Lancaster working as a home health aide and crossing guard. That was until she couldn't work anymore after she, as an innocent bystander, was shot in both legs last July in South L.A., according to the LA Times. Since then, she's been paying rent by combining the $328 a month she now gets in CalWorks welfare payments with money from her daughter's father. Well, that was until the father had a heart attack last month and couldn't pay anymore. Now her landlord is evicting her.
And not only that, her application for federal disability assistance was denied, a doctor recently told her that she may needed additional surgeries on her right leg and since the shooting, she's been on Medi-Cal and still is on the waiting list for rehabilitation.
Activists are pissed that her federal application was denied and are bringing attention to the issue. It's "shameful and unconscionable," community activists Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Eddie Jones said.