Alex needs a roof over his head

$8,950 of $17,500 goal

Raised by 59 people in 12 months
Jeffrey Cantor
on behalf of Leanne Masterson
 CREST HILL, IL
Alex K. is a non-verbal 10 year old boy with cerebral palsy and a severe seizure disorder.  Alex lives in a community west of Chicago with his mother, Leanne, who has cared forAlex on her own since birth.  Alex and his mother are facing eviction from their home in approximately 90 days and will be homeless unless we can raise enough money for adequate housing until a permanent solution can be found. Unfortunately, here in Illinois, Section 8 (subsidized housing) is extremely limited and it can take months to find a suitable apartment.

Alex's father is addicted to narcotics and has not been involved  since Alex was an infant.  Due to Alex's cerebral palsy and seizure disorder (he has an implanted vagus nerve stimulator and is currently taking  seven medications), Alex requires 24/7 attention which prevents Alex's mom from working outside the home. Mom has no relatives to help her care for Alex, and the State of Illinois is broke and has no money to provide an aide or respite services for Alex's mother. Alex's mom is in poor health, having had a heart attack and a stent implanted 7 years ago.  Mom is also a diabetic and has three (3) herniated disks which she cannot have repaired since there is nobody to take care of Alex while she is recovering from orthopedic surgery.  The disks are only getting worse  since Alex's mom needs to carry Alex up and down the stairs from their apartment to the street. Mom cannot  get a colonoscopy due to lack of backup care for Alex.  Both Alex and his mom also have very bad teeth.  Alex requires dental trratment under general anesthesia as soon as possible and Leanne has several abscessed teeth which are exacerbated by her diabetes. 
  
We are raising money for the follwing critical needs Alex and his mother face:  (1) $10,000 to provide essential living expenses for Alex and his mother until they can find Section 8 or other affordable housing after the are evicted from their home.; (2) $5,000 to pay for Alex's dental care performed under general anesthesia; and (3)$2500 to extract Alex's mother's infected teeth and to save as many of her decayed teeth as possible. The total amount  we are raising is $17,500.

Thank you for helping Alex and his mother in their time of need. May you never know such adversity and merit much good fortune for your kindness.
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THIS IS THE NEW NARRATIVE POSTED ON FB AS OF SEPT. 3, 2017. I CONDENSED IT AS MUCH AS I COULD WITHOUT OMITTING ANY SALIENT FACTS. FINANCIAL SUPPORT IN ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP IMMENSELY, AND PLEASE USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET ALEX'S STORY OUT INTO THE WORLD. THANK YOU!

Alex is a 10 year old boy with cerebral palsy and a severe seizure disorder. Alex lives in a community west of Chicago with his mother, Leanne, who has cared for Alex on her own since birth. Alex and his mother are facing eviction from their home in approximately 90 days and will be homeless unless we can raise enough money for adequate housing until a permanent solution can be found. Unfortunately, here in Illinois, Section 8 (subsidized housing) is extremely limited and it can take months to find a suitable apartment.

Alex's father is addicted to narcotics and has not been involved since Alex was an infant. Due to Alex's cerebral palsy and seizure disorder (he has an implanted vagus nerve stimulator and is currently taking seven medications), Alex requires 24/7 attention which prevents Alex's mom from working outside the home. Mom has no relatives to help her care for Alex, and the State of Illinois is broke and has no money to provide an aide or respite services for Alex's mother. Alex's mom is in poor health, having had a heart attack and a stent implanted 7 years ago. Mom is also a diabetic and has three (3) herniated disks which she cannot have repaired since there is nobody to take care of Alex while she is recovering from orthopedic surgery. The disks are only getting worse since Alex's mom needs to carry Alex up and down the stairs from their apartment to the street. Mom cannot get a colonoscopy due to lack of backup care for Alex. Both Alex and his mom also have very bad teeth. Alex requires dental trratment under general anesthesia as soon as possible and Leanne has several abscessed teeth which are exacerbated by her diabetes.

We are raising money for the following critical needs Alex and his mother face: (1) $10,000 to provide essential living expenses for Alex and his mother until they can find Section 8 or other affordable housing after the are evicted from their home.; (2) $5,000 to pay for Alex's dental care performed under general anesthesia; and (3)$2500 to extract Alex's mother's infected teeth and to save as many of her decayed teeth as possible. The total amount we are raising is $17,500.

Thank you for helping Alex and his mother in their time of need. May you never know such adversity and merit much good fortune for your kindness.
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THIS IS THE NEW NARRATIVE POSTED ON FB AS OF SEPT. 3, 2017. I CONDENSED IT AS MUCH AS I COULD WITHOUT OMITTING ANY SALIENT FACTS. FINANCIAL HELP IN ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP AND PLEASE USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET ALEX'S STORY OUT INTO THE WORLD. THANK YOU!

Alex is a 10 year old boy with cerebral palsy and a severe seizure disorder. Alex lives in a community west of Chicago with his mother, Leanne, who has cared for Alex on her own since birth. Alex and his mother are facing eviction from their home in approximately 90 days and will be homeless unless we can raise enough money for adequate housing until a permanent solution can be found. Unfortunately, here in Illinois, Section 8 (subsidized housing) is extremely limited and it can take months to find a suitable apartment.

Alex's father is addicted to narcotics and has not been involved since Alex was an infant. Due to Alex's cerebral palsy and seizure disorder (he has an implanted vagus nerve stimulator and is currently taking seven medications), Alex requires 24/7 attention which prevents Alex's mom from working outside the home. Mom has no relatives to help her care for Alex, and the State of Illinois is broke and has no money to provide an aide or respite services for Alex's mother. Alex's mom is in poor health, having had a heart attack and a stent implanted 7 years ago. Mom is also a diabetic and has three (3) herniated disks which she cannot have repaired since there is nobody to take care of Alex while she is recovering from orthopedic surgery. The disks are only getting worse since Alex's mom needs to carry Alex up and down the stairs from their apartment to the street. Mom cannot get a colonoscopy due to lack of backup care for Alex. Both Alex and his mom also have very bad teeth. Alex requires dental trratment under general anesthesia as soon as possible and Leanne has several abscessed teeth which are exacerbated by her diabetes.

We are raising money for the following critical needs Alex and his mother face: (1) $10,000 to provide essential living expenses for Alex and his mother until they can find Section 8 or other affordable housing after the are evicted from their home.; (2) $5,000 to pay for Alex's dental care performed under general anesthesia; and (3)$2500 to extract Alex's mother's infected teeth and to save as many of her decayed teeth as possible. The total amount we are raising is $17,500.

Thank you for helping Alex and his mother in their time of need. May you never know such adversity and merit much good fortune for your kindness.
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Dear Friends,

We are stalled at exactly 50% of our goal. We have $8,750 and need $17,500. Unfortunately, there are only 17 days before Alwex and his mother, Leanne, are scheduled to be evicted. Can you imagine the anxiety Leanne is experiencing? The Go Fund Me gurus say over and over again that frequent updates and FB posts are the best strategies to raise funds, but I am beginning to wonder. I hope that I am not contributing to "donor fatigue." Please promote this GFM campaign to friends and relatives so more of us can share the burden! All the best, Jeff Cantor and John Mrozek
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6/12/17 GO FUND ME UPDATE

Dear GMF Friends of Alex and Leanne,

As we just announced, we have recently reached 50% of our goal of $17,500. Alex and Leanne, Dr. Mrozek, and I thank you ever so much for standing with Alex and Leanne as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. However, we have little time for celebration and no time for complacency. The hour glass was turned upside down a month ago, and we are also half way toward the July 9 eviction date. So, again, we implore you to donate if you have not and push Alex and Leanne's GFM story on FB to all your friends and family. Remember every contact and every dollar counts. Of course, if you are moved to contribute again, considering the looming deadline, there is no rule against multiple donations. Wishing everyone only good things, Dr. Jeff Cantor and John Mrozek
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Jackie Hjornevik Cortese
10 months ago

Hi Leanne & Alex, wishing you both lots of good things to come your way! God Bless you BOTH! ❤️

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Connie Airey
10 months ago

We love you & Alex momma,, God will bless you both ♥

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$8,950 of $17,500 goal

Raised by 59 people in 12 months
Created February 16, 2017
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Jackie Hjornevik Cortese
10 months ago

Hi Leanne & Alex, wishing you both lots of good things to come your way! God Bless you BOTH! ❤️

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Connie Airey
10 months ago

We love you & Alex momma,, God will bless you both ♥

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