EVENT DATE: Jan 18, 2012
It took me too long to talk my roommate and best friend out of suicide this evening, he is seriously torn from all the financial pressure he is under and can hardly cope.
John William Blanchard is 47 years old, has bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and type 2 diabetes, is deep in debt, has bills to pay, has a car with payments ($12,000 to go) and no house. On a very meagre disability income, he is NOT entrepreneurial minded and has been praying for a lottery win, which I don't count on happening for him in time for him to pay his bills, his car has expensive payments and disability doesn't budget for that.
John got laid off of his Home Support Worker job a couple of months ago and hasn't yet landed a new job to replace it. If he can't afford to keep his car, he will be unable to get another job in his line of work, which requires a private vehicle, and his family lives in a neighboring city, including his pregnant daughter who needs rides to medical appointments...
Speaking of which, John's first grandchild is on the way via his only daughter. This should be a joyful time, but he is deeply worried that he can't even afford to buy his unmarried daughter basic items she needs to get through her pregnacy term and help her prepare for this major life change. Despite my efforts to lift and encourage, he is very discouraged about his financial situation and has come to the mindset his daughter and future grandchildren might just be better off never knowing him.
Please help. He hurts. Every dollar raised will go to John to help him get out of debt, bills under control, help his daughter, and relieve his straining heart. He wants to help but didn't see a light at the end of the tunnel until I told him I could create a profile for his at this place. If he can get a gift of money it would make such a difference. Can you make a donation for John?
If so, please phone directly to our private line or message me here on crowdrise to contact, and I will give you our mailing address privately. I want cheques or money orders in the mail made out to John Blanchard. I will log all private donations here on this page, and will delete this project when our goal is met. Thanks for caring, spread the word please.
Elaine L. Nicol