Chris's New Roof
Organized by: chris frye
Hi my name is Chris. My story starts in 2008. I was living in Ohio when I got the phone call that my grandmother Lillian had cancer. I decided to move to Indiana to help in any way that I could. My grandfather was 90 years his name was Donald. He could no longer drive and my grandmother never learned how. All of our family members lived in Ohio so we were on our own. Grandma had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. We had alot of doctors appointments and alot of chemo treatments and radiation. We also had V.A appointments for grandpa as well. I tried my best to work during all that was going on but eventually there was no I could balance it all. Grandma began to get more and more ill. Finally in February of 2010 she passed from cancer. Grandpa seemed to do well but june his health failed as soon. The doctors said there was nothing physically wrong with him. We figured he died from a broken heart. There life insurance policies were just enough to bury them. There was nothing left. Grandpa left me the house which I am ever so greatful. The roof began to leak and I patched it with tar, it seemed to work for a while. I tried to get a loan from my bank but my credit is not good enough. We had a blizzard In 2001. I live 45 minutes from Chicago. The snow was so heavy that it cracked some of the beams in the attic. I put some support up to strengthen it but I do not know anything about it. My mother and stepfather were living in Georgia and my stepfather died of a heart attack unexpectedly. My mom moved in with me. She has been diagnosed with Uterine cancer and we have been treatments for it. My roof leaks in several places and I tar it every spring. I keep positive but I just can't seem to get ahead of it. I don't even know how much it costs to put on a new roof but I pray everyday for some kind of help. Any one that can help in any way I would be ever so grateful. I truly believe if you help others help will come to you if you are patient. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Yours Chris.