Zin Min Htet's Hope Story: One Step At A Time
Since December, the Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) Program has been working with Zin Min Htet who came with his family from Burma to the United States. While in his country, his leg had to be amputated.
Upon arriving in the United States, he was given the option to apply for Social Security Disability benefits due to having difficulty walking and standing. However, Zin Min Htet did not want to apply for disability benefits. He wanted to be able to work to provide for his family.
His wife also wanted to work and found a job soon after arriving in the Kansas City area. The TAG staff was able to assist Zin Min Htet with accessing health services to get a new prosthetic leg. While waiting to receive his new leg, Zin Min Htet attended English classes daily to improve his ability to get a job. He also attended driving school and received his driver’s license.
This past month, he became employed! Zin Min Htet's family looks forward to being able to take care of themselves without assistance, and also is excited to be able to pay for internet access in their home so their children can work on their homework and continue to learn! #hopestory #catholiccharities #refugeeswelcome #kansascity