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The Ropes family needs your help to get reunited and to prevent homelessness. read more in the description.

This fundraiser is to reunite a family who has been and is still battling the hardship that cancer imposes.
My future dad-in-law, a warm and vibrant man who welcomed me wholeheartedly into his family, suffers from Multiple Myeloma, which is an incurable and difficult-to-treat form of cancer. This illness destroys the bones, affects the kidneys, and causes an immense amount of physical pain in the process.
Shortly after diagnosis, Dad’s cancer caused him to lose his job and he has been struggling to stay financially afloat with a combination of social security and unemployment. My fiancé, Chris, who is living with Dad, is on disability and there is no chance of him getting back to work any time soon. Dad’s other son, Eric, and his fiancée, Alison, live in Missouri. They would love to open their home to Dad and Chris and not only ease the financial burden but also get to spend time together as a family, but none of them have been able to come up with the money needed for such a large move.
Unfortunately, not only is a move to Missouri desirable, it is now necessary as Dad and Chris have recently been threatened with eviction from their home in Florida. Both men are unable to work, and social security is no longer enough to get them by. Without help they will end up homeless.
With this we are asking everyone who knows and cares about Rich, Chris, Eric, Alison or me to help. Every single penny would help and be greatly appreciated!
It's very urgent so please forward this link to everyone you know who might be willing to help.
(If you have a truck available for the drive from Jacksonville (FL) to Missouri that would be very helpful. Boxes and helping hands in Jacksonville would help tremendously too.)
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