A Safe and Accessible Home
Organized by: AK Johnson
EVENT DATE Aug 22, 2015
About 4 years ago my husband was diagnosed with Hyrdocephalus (fluid on the brain). It has caused severe balance issues and some memory problems for him, along with other medical setbacks. He also has spinal stenosis and skeletal problems due to open heart surgery and old car-accident injuries. Since his diagnoses we have had a few setbacks and hardships. He is no longer able to work due to his physical condition, along with memory lapses and problems concentrating. We had to move from our home 450 miles away to be closer to our children in order to have some back- up support if an emergency arose because of his conditions.
We've lost a lot, both financially and maerially over the last few years while relocating and trying to keep our heads above water while waiting for him to be considered eligible for disability, which he now has. Now we have found a home with easy access for him to settle in and as of now, we're renting. It's a small place in a rural community. It's nothing fancy, but it's safe. It's within a few minutes of our children and walking distance to my job. I can be home within a minute if needed. We have a couple of rescue dogs, so renting an apartment is out of the question.
While the homeowners have been kind enough to let us live here, while we pay the rent, they recently informed us they need to sell this home to cover their own personal expenses. They're willing to let us buy the house from them, but we have to come up with the downpayment ASAP or we will have to move out so they can sell it. If we can come up with enough money for the downpayment, the owners will help us get set up with their bank for a loan.
Whatever additional money we bring in from our campaign would be used to help others who are in need. We've always helped others in the past, even if it meant that we had to pay for it ourselves, whether it was to buy gas for someone whose car died on the side of the road, giving someone a ride to work because they didn't have a car, giving someone food out of our own cupboards because they didn't have money, and so on. My husband has helped people in the past financially, when he was working and bringing in a steady paycheck, but that's not the case anymore, since he is no longer able to work. Now, unfortunately, it's our turn, and none of our family or friends are able to help us.
Any support would be so appreciated and we will pay forward. We're just trying to rebuild our lives.
Thank you for your time.