Keeping My Home

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Since having chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, I've had cognitive difficulties. It's been very hard, because I run my own business and care for my children and my elderly mother alone.  Over the past year there was an increase in my problems with fatigue, memory, and organization.  An undiagnosed thyroid condition made things worse.  I've been working hard with doctors and therapists to adjust to the problems with my brain and have developed strategies to make up for those deficits and I have new medication regimens. But while I was getting increasingly sicker I couldn't take care of everything -- including medical expenses and fighting for custody of my youngest child --  and I  got behind on bills.  I'm now in danger of losing my home if I can't come up with an additional $12,000 in the next 30 days. I work at home, so I will also lose my business. My son is in college and it would be very hard for him to stay in school. My youngest child will lose admission to the top magnet school he was just admitted to. My mother is over 80 and would have nowhere to go.  I've always been the person who took care of things, and it's killing me that because of me and the broken parts of my brain, I have put other people in the position to lose everything.  I still work every day, but this is something I can't work my way out of alone. We would appreciate any help.

I have applied for a loan modification, but I don't know if I will qualify In the event that it does come through, I would refund any money over the cost.
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I really can't properly express how grateful I am to everybody who donated. Between these donations and the people who have purchased my art, I have enough money for the payment I need to make on my home and a little extra to finally get the transmission leak in my car fixed. This is life-changing. It's been a five-year struggle since I first got sick, and there were days when everything seemed impossible. But now, finally, I can take a breath. The kids will both be home full-time, going to great schools, and I can work and create art without feeling the pressure of the world crashing down on me. Thank you again, SO MUCH, not just for me, but for everybody under my care. It means the world to us.
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A little over a week to go and I'm happy to say that I'm within about $1,800 of the $16,000 total I need! It's been amazing to go from a feeling of total desperation to feeling that I can do this. Thank you to everyone who had donated, bought art, and encouraged me. Anyone who would still like to purchase artwork, you can visit my Etsy page at www.etsy.com/shop/TheSpectralObelisk Thank you all again. I really can't tell you want it means to all of us.
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The bad news is I got word today that they won't consider my disability as a factor in modifying my loan. The good news is, I planned for that to be the case so it's not what I was counting on, just a sort of hail mary. So I'm still plugging along, and I'm within $2,700 of the $16,000 total I need to make everything current. I want to thank everyone who has donated and everyone who has bought art. A month ago I had no hope and now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you can, pass the word along because I'm not quite there yet. Thank you all!
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My numbers are a little better than I first anticipated and my increase in artwork sales on Etsy have helped too, so I'm able to decrease the amount I need to raise. I have until February 25th, so I'm feeling lots better. Thanks to everybody who had donated, bought artwork, or just given me a kind word. I can't tell you what it mean.
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