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About ten days to foreclosure, elderly ill couple & daughter desperate to keep their home. Must pay mortgage to prevent homelessness.

An elderly couple and their sick daughter need your immediate financial help. Their survival is completely in your hands.Please help them as if they are your family. Their home is just over a week away from the brink of foreclosure. They are going to be six months late with the mortgage come October. With your contributions, they will be able to save their home and have a place to live. So please dig deep and make a life saving difference in their lives. Then tell all your friends to contribute, too, RIGHT NOW! This is a cry for help!
With enough contributions to pay the mortgage and prevent foreclosure, additional funds would be used to pay for crucial and essential life saving medicines as well as repairs to make the house safe. See the attached photographs. You can see the conditions of the rooms that need repairs.
The family has been bombarded by illness and hardship for many years and are at the breaking point. The 83 year old husband had worked every day for entire life to pay the mortgage and medical bills for his wife and chronically sick daughter who lives at home. They had to mortgage the house a few times years ago in support the family in order to cover the medical bills. Now the income from his job has dwindled and unstable due to the economy compounded by the years of mounting medical bills. He now needs surgery which he has put off. He is too old to work at a new job. He had to file bankrupcy recently due to overwhelming medical expenses. Due to the bankrupcy, the mortgage lender won't refinance. The Bankrupcy ruined his credit and any potential for a new mortgage or rent coupled with his age making any new credit prohibitive/impossible.
Recently the 77 year old wife has been sick for years, recemtly coming home from the hospital with a devastating condition that is causing chronic severe pain. She recently learned that she has an autoimmune disease on top of everything else which is still being diagnosed.She can't walk without a companion or assistive device.
The daughter has multiple permanent diseases that have been debilitating over the years since birth. She has epilepsy which is worse from sleep deprivation,, systemic lupus, reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the legs causing unrelenting pain and difficulty walking,, multiple surgeries - 7 head surgeries, an abdominal surgery recently to remove a mass, upcoming surgery for vision problems, and ongoing complications from strong medicines which set her back after each hope of progress towards recovery.
The wife has taken care of her daughter her entire life, all those years through multiple hospitalizations until she herself got sick from a mass that took years to discover and years trying to recover from only to suffer complications of surgery. She has been a model mother that put her child ahead of her own welfare and sacrificed until she wore out. After surgery to remove that mass the wife has come down with complications that require ongoing care and different surgeries on her throat over the years and will be for every year for the rest of her life. They both have dangerous bleeding disorders which require special medical treatment with each surgery. The mother, has dangerous hypertension and heart problems which get worse with stress and surgeries.Her health had declines due to the extreme hardships caused by unrelenting medical illnesses and the overwhelming disrepair of the home they love which they have not been able to afford to fix.
They haven't received a break of relief. They have always hoped for the future to have joy and peace of mind but that has not come. Instead there have been overwhelming struggles every single day. They have to pay out of pocket in order to continue medical treatment and also travel to other doctors for special treatment for the pain and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Lupus, and the mother's chronic pain due to nerve damage and now autoimmune disease. They can't afford medical travel, or paying utilities or the mortgage without your help.
The wife now struggles with cognitive impairment , problems with memory and speech as a result of her mass though it was removed. The wife came home from the hospital with an infection that spread to her brain and the daughter who stayed by her side got bronchitis /pneumonia due to the strain on her from lupus which caused trouble breathing and caused her to double her medicines.
Then their air conditioner broke.and they came home to recover to a sweltering home in which only prolonged and complicated their illnesses. They could not afford to replace the air conditioner and relied on a small counter fan.
Now they just found out that the wife's medicines fell into the donut hole gap in coverage which increased the cost of crucial essential medicines more than double out of pocket!!! She is only days away from running out of her old prescriptions. They are drowning in hardship and burdens.
To make matters worse, the home has suffered property damage that seems insurmountable due to storms that caused sewage backup and floods over the years. The home has been in great disrepair due to multiple natural disasters, Hurricane in 2005, Irene in 2011 and insurance was insuufficient. The insurance company gave them a hard time. The floors are broken up and they spend most of their time in the basement that has no walls just exposed concrete. The basement was gutted due to a flood in the home from a hurricane in 2005. Then there was a fire in the home in 2009 damaging the kitchen which caused smoke damage throughout the house. The outside deck is disintegrated.
They later had a contractor who offered to help but he left for a big job leaving the repairs undone and empty promises. The repairs need to make the house safe. The wife is prone to falls and the floor tiles have peeled up from the stairs and the floor.
Recently, the insurance company that gave homeowner's insurance coverage dropped them after 50 years of because they could. Without repairs of the house, a new insurance company won't give them coverage. If they don't get coverage their mortgage company will charge more because the lender has to get insurance which won't cover contents or much else. Their home is essential for their welfare.
The mother's and daughter's illnesses are made worse by the sun and walking is difficult and painful so they need to stay inside mostly. With proper medical treatment the daughter has hopes of recovering enough to earn income in the future to pay the bills. Without your help it's not possible. They could not afford to make repairs due to all the medical bills. The daughter alone had over ten surgeries over the years with more to come. The wife also has to have crucial procedures/surgeries.
There is no savings or backup. They have no other place to live. The family needs each other and their home to live. They need the stability and comfort of healing in the home they fought for all their lives. Upheaval could be devastating and life threatening at this fragile time in their lives. They do not enough income (right now there is not much else other than some social security) to cover the medical bills, food, and mortgage.
They desperately need your immediate contribution. Your contribution will give them a chance to recover and save their home and get well or have peace in the comfort of their home.
Please give as much as you can give and then spread the word. They need help TODAY!
There is no equity in the house due to the disrepair and bad economy. So there is no potential source of assistance to get them out of this situation without your generous contribution. They are up against a wall. It is a DIRE situation and there is no time to spare.
The more you give the more you help.
With enough assistance they could continue to pay the mortgage and gain some security, also cover ongoing medical bills and make crucial repairs to make the house safe. With proper repairs they could win over a new insurance company.
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THEN ENCOURAGE THEM TO MATCH EACH OTHER. YOUR HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED! THEY NEED AN ALL OUT EFFORT ON YOUR PART TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED URGENTLY.
They they live on Long Island New York. So if you are a carpenter or contractor that would like to extend your services to help with the repairs, it would be a blessing.
Or maybe you know of a contractor, that you think might be interested to contribute their services, please use the contact below.
If you have any questions, feel free to email HelpToday@nyms.net
Photographs of the family are withheld in order to maintain their dignity and privacy.
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