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Senior Citizen went broke trying to help others. I'm hoping to raise enough money for him to buy a mobile home and avoid homelessness.

My best friend, Bill is 74 years young. Last year, he purchased a restaurant to support him through his Golden Years after a stock broker helped him to lose his life's savings of over $400,000 in less than two years. He sunk his last pennies into our restaurant. I have experience in management and was to work off my percentage. Another friend, an amazing cook, got the kitchen and same pay off deal. Bill hoped to live comfortably and leave the two of us our own business when he passes. Sadly, we didn't get it in writing when the building owner promised to allow us consideration of rent for any repairs made to his building. Bill paid for over $150,000 in repairs, but the landlord had a change of heart. We were 20 days late on rent in April 2011 when the landlords daughter filed to have us evicted. Our investment now keeps his family paid, while Bill faces homelessness. The tables turned when we sadly closed our doors and I found employment and became the provider. Being best friends, in business together, we had already been sharing a 2 bedroom apartment within walking distance of our restaurant. However, at only 40, I have taken ill and was hospitalized. I was deemed permanently disabled, unable to return to work. We've sold the little bit of jewelry and art we had each collected, along with every thing else of any value we owned. Recently, we found a nearby trailer park with a trailer we love. It's small, but big enough for us and our rescued Bichon Frise'. The asking price is $30,000. Two years ago either of us could have put the purchase on our Amex cards. Now, the restaurant, more directly the crooked landlord, has us both well over $100,000 in debt. I'm hoping we can reach fifty thousand people to kindly donate $1 each- less than a cup of coffee. With the proceeds, Bill can buy his trailer and have enough money to at least breathe. I hear him crying - in the restroom, while in bed, even as he brews coffee in the morning. At 74 with Diabetes and early stages of Parkinson's disease, my heart breaks for him daily. I know things will turn around for me, I am only 40. But, I don't know how much longer Bill has. ( I pray another 20 years). But want him to live knowing no one can ever evict him again. I don't know how or when I will, but I promise to one day Pay It Forward. If you can afford eighty cents or a whole dollar, your generosity will be gratefully appreciated. If you can give more, thank you also. Please repost this, there is power in numbers. If you want to help, but cannot afford a donation, please say a prayer for Bill. That too, would be gratefully appreciated. There is amazing power with prayer, too. Thank you, in advance, with all my heart.
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