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Sep 4, 2013

Focus:Family
Action Request:Donation
Location:New York, United States

A family friend of ours is losing their home soon if they cannot raise money through
http://www.gofundme.com/470ib4

The story is in the link. My sister who is also developmentally disabled is a long time friend of her son. I am seeking help wherever I can for them! Please please whatever you can pledge! Her family and her pets depend on it! Pass this on, or give me suggestions on where else I could post this! Thank you so much!

In August of 2012 my husband of 22 years left our family and has seemingly forgotten we have 3 sons here, one of them who is developmentally disabled. He literally just walked away - left me with two mortgages we were 2 months behind on at the time, and 3 sons. Now, with him gone and offering no financial support, we are being threatened with foreclosure. (We have divorce lawyers who seemingly only write letters back and forth for the past year). As though I didn't have enough on my plate with an impending divorce and financial ruin - three months ago I had to take in my 16 year old niece (her mom was killed in a motor vehicle accident that left her father-my brother- a vent dependent quadriplegic when she was just 4 years old). I raised her from 4 - 14 (10 years), until her own mental health needs required more care than I was able to provide, at which time she went into foster care. She confided to me in June that the foster father she had been placed with had been raping her repeatedly for about 6 months. He was arrested, she was removed from the home, and now once again in my care (at a time I am stretched beyond belief in literally just keeping food on the table and a roof over our heads.) 


We are a family of 5, struggling - emotionally and physically and financially. We are at our breaking point. I realize it is a long shot that something like this could possibly help us to keep our home. But I have faith - even if it is the size of a mustard seed - that I can save my home for my family. It is the place we've called home for 14 years. My autistic son will be devastated if we are forced to leave, routine is so important to him. I need to have faith that we will have a roof over our head, first and foremost, before I can even begin to feel any emotional relief from this perfect storm I've been living for over a year now. It's terribly burdensome, and I am asking if some part of our story was relatable to you, and you feel a call to help, it would truly be a blessing in our life. 


We are big believers in "paying if forward" and I can promise you we will. Please consider if there is any thing you can do do help. However small. Thank you, and I wish life's blessings on you and yours. 

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Posted: Wednesday September 4, 2013, 7:24 pm
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