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Please help us save our home, our family's safe haven. We are raising funds to pay the mortgage payments we missed, and catch up.

May 5, 2009.
A routine Dr.'s appointment that goes terribly wrong. A rush to the hospital. Doctors with white faces and hushed conversations. And then the diagnosis. T-Cell ALL. A form of Leukemia.

Our son Gage's fight to live was suddenly our focus. William had to leave his job so that we could care for Gage and our other children. William would stay with Gage one day, then I would switch with him so that Gage and our other children could have time with both of us. And then the other shoe dropped. We found out that the bank had escrowed our taxes and insurance, more than doubling our mortgage payment.

We spent our time dashing between the hospital and home, and trying unsuccessfully to get help from the bank. It is now two years later and we are many, many payments behind. The bank is threatening to accelerate our account and have warned us they intend to foreclose if it is not brought up to date.

We have spent these past two years exhausting all possible avenues that might have helped us. We apparently don't qualify for any of the new programs to help struggling homeowners. We have applied for all of them, and more besides. We have contacted agencies that help with finances, lawyers who say they can help us but for a hefty fee (and we aren't even sure they are legitimate) and many who say they can't help us until we are sued for foreclosure. This is literally our last hope.

Gage and his brothers and sisters (Echo, his twin, Connor, Jaden, Journey and Coltyn) need the stability, safety and security of their home. That is more important than ever since they have had too many changes and upsets in their lives recently. We especially need to be close to Gage's doctors, clinic, and hospital.

We are hoping for a miracle. Please, if you are able to help us in any way, we will be forever in your debt. And if you are unable to at this time, keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you so much for your time, your support and your prayers. We are so grateful!

For those of you who would prefer to write a check you may make it out to:
Dana and Judy Tarr and please write Safehaven on the check.

Send it to: Dana and Judy Tarr
94 Calvin Cole Rd
Stephentown, NY 12169
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