I am a soon to be 60 year old disabled single male. Being selected for the OBI project was uplifting, and for the first time in a very long time, I was feeling hopeful for the future and getting on top of my finances. I was able to go out finally a few times a month to experience what others seemingly take for granted. To be able to eat nicely, and socialize more with others.
I had a plan to get ready for the next 20 years of my life with this 3 year experiment. I was devoting these funds to purchase better, healthier groceries. To get myself physically in better shape by getting out more. To hopefully live a better, more healthier, longer life. To end my reliance on food banks so that others may partake. To purchase a few items for my home so I may be safer in my waning years.
Having the rug pulled right out from under me was frankly devastating. I am truly scared for my future. I am shocked that this is happening. My depression has returned and I am beside myself. I don’t know what I am going to do. I made several commitments for this money and now my future plans are uncertain. I don’t know where to turn or who to talk to.
When all is said and done, my hope is that for intelligent minds to prevail and restore this project to completion. Let the data come in. Lets learn for the future. Lets do the right thing.