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Single mother, 5 kids, now cancer, oh my!

Organized by: Kathleen Stockwell

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Kathleen Stockwell via Crowdrise
April 29, 2014

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THE STORY:

I am a single mother of 5 kids. 2 teens from previous marriage and I adopted my 3 youngest from foster care. They were classified as medically fragile having been born addicted to heroin and HIV exposed. Kanye is 9, Miguel and Aja both 6yrs born 2 months apart. Miguel was recently diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,requiring stability and consistency in order to thrive. Soon after I with breast cancer. I rent the home we live in on a month to month basis and just after diagnosis found out that landlords need to move back here from Australia this summer so I need to move my family. I had no health insurance before diagnosis. I do now, thankfully, but bills are piling up from treatment before insurance, destroying my credit rating. We live in Warwick NY and need to stay here due to kids stability and school services. I need a downpayment for a home for my kids so they never have to be uprooted again. As much as necessary for a no questions asked mortgage for a modest yet spacious enough home for 6 people. I've reached out for help from the state and child services to no avail. I am desparate though I stay positive in order to heal from surgery. Because my diagnosis is hormone receptor negative I will require chemo though great news is I am lymph node negative!! I will get through this and back to teaching children yoga ASAP. Asking for help is very new to me but my kids needs have overcome my independent pride. I would be so grateful for any help at all. Thank you for considering us.
Sincerely,
Kathleen

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