I met my French wife through Christian friends, and we immediately felt connected for many reasons. Our faith was one reason, but also our taste in movies, music and art gave us a strong foundation. We also share the misfortune of having disabilities. Mine a spinal cord injury as a teenager, and hers, a progressive form of Rheumatoid Arthritis which has made it impossible for her to work. Body pain and fatigue keeps her homebound, only able to make trip to buy groceries once a week and attend a Christian meeting once a week. She has a beautiful and unique spirit and outlook on life dispite her frailty. On my 2nd visit to be with her we got married in her lovely peaceful village on May 6 of this year.
I returned home to the U.S.A. in June, and shortly after my return, the French Government notified her that since she is married, she obviously does not need her monthly disabilty payment. They instantly stopped her payments without any request for her status or my status. They did not ask for information that would have showed that I do NOT yet live with her, and due to my own disability, I also only receive a small monthly amount. She has not had any money since June. We had NO IDEA they would cease her payments without knowing our situation. She normally has just enough for her rent, utilities, phone and food. She lives a very simple life there. She never has extra for luxeries. My situation is similar. I have sent her western union so she can buy food and i have paid her cell phone, but i cannot keep up with her and my expenses. She will soon have her internet cut off and her electric. Her rent amount has gone UP because the Government there had been paying 80% of her rent, but now she is responsible for the entire amount. She can not possibly pay that, and is at risk of eviction.
The money i am requesting is to 1st, catch her up with her bills and get her and her cats food so she can be less depressed and anxious, and secondly the money will allow us to start the process of her moving here, or me moving there. This is an urgent situation. Ive NEVER asked for help before. She lives alone in a small village and has no family to help. She is fragile both physically and emotionally and I'm here worried sick about her plight. The French Government is reviewing documents we have sent them showing I do not live with her or contribute finacially at this time. The process is slow going, with no guarantee they will resume her disability payments. We thought we would have more time to work out where we live, but time has run out.
I can prove everything i have said here. I have helped her the best i can with my limited funds but its snowballing out of our control and ability to keep up. We are being forced to make an immediate plan on getting together so that we can deal with just one rent amount and one set of bills. The French Government has not given a timetable on their decision which leaves her in limbo with a worseing and far more depressing situation.
She has 4 Euros to her name and thats the amount she is saving in order to pay for bus ride to the next bigger town 20 miles away to receive money from me when i am able to send via Western Union.
She is a beautiful human being. She doesnt smoke, drink or do drugs. She lives with her 4 cats and just wants the necessities of life. We plan of course to be together but thought we would have more time to save a little money. We are out of time.
Any help at all would be appreciated. Even small amounts so she can have food and her utilities. We would even pay back any donators who request that if our situation improves.