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Requesting help for medical, home and vehicle

Organized by: Mary Decker

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I lost my job, home and now losing my car. I am 56 years old with severe osteoarthrits. I have a 24 year old daughter who has been ill for a few years. She has SVT Tachycardia/Arrhythmia that keeps her on Metoprolol, so her heart doesn't beat out of her chest. She also was under going testing for MS and/or Lupus, when I lost my job and insurance. She was on a medication prescribed by her Neurologist that caused enough "aquired brain damage" that she can't resume her law enforcement career or anything else, at this time.

I had unemployment until March. Since Sept. I have been looking for a job, all the while my arthritis getting worse. One job that would pay me close to what I was making, doesn't hire quickly and has had me on hold since Jan. They state I am still "under consideration".

In Feb. we had to turn our landlords in to authorites for no heat, electrical issues and mold. We also had to leave. We wound up at a Lodge with cabins. I was able to pay a couple of months rent, but then I was doing housekeeping to stay here. I didn't mind this and the owner knew it took longer with my arthritis.The bad thing was, I had no money at all coming in. The roof over our head was a blessing, but I couldn't pay my bills or get the medicines we needed. She made us leave Sunday and now we have no place.

My car only has 3000.00 more in payments. It is a 2003 Escape and if I lose it, I don't know what I'll do. There are too many times I have to take my daughter to the ER with her heart rate over 250. I also need my car to continue to look for employment. I don't have the strength to deal with public transport. I now have a part time job, but not enough for a home or bills and the lodge wants us leave.

We have medical bills that are well over 10,000.00, now. Every time one of us winds up at the hospital, it costs so much. I also have a blood clot issue, so when I bump my legs or arms and it swells, I have to go get ultra-sounds.

Please help us if you are able. My parents have passed away and I have no family who can help. I have called United Way 211 for this area and they won't help with my car or medical bills. They offer food banks and one month rent (only on a house or apt). I honestly don't know where else to go or what to do.

I am desperate for help to get back on my feet. I have never had trouble like this before. Please help us, if you can.   Thank you!


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