Recently my Husband left us. I'm disabled from a bad car accident. I've already had surgery on my neck, & I'm in the process of setting up surgery for my back. I've been told by the surgeon that it has to be done soon, or the damage will be permanent, & I'll end up completely paralyzed. I can only walk when I'm holding on to something, & even then my right leg & foot drags. I have no balance at all anymore, & the pain is excruciating.
My Husband was our sole source of support, so we literally have no income. He paid the rent for September, but won't be paying anything further. Our landlady has made it very clear that we have to be out by the first of October. We have never had a lease, & they won't take us to court, because they don't want the government to tax them for renting the house that we're in. The electric is in their name, & she has said that she'll be turning it off the first, knowing that we can't stay here without electricity. They are not nice people. :(
At this point, we have nowhere to go as of October first, & my daughter (unofficially adopted) could have her baby any minute. She also has a six year old that is the love of my life. All we want is to have a safe, decent place to raise our babies.
With my body being so messed up, my daughter is going to have to delay going to work after she has the baby to take care of me & the kids until I'm fully recovered, & I'm able to take care of them while she works. I'm also in the process of applying for disability, but that takes time.
We've applied to various low income housing, but the wait list is anywhere from four to twenty four months. We have six days. Our only hope at this time is to rent an apartment. The cheapest I've found is 850.00, & it's all bills paid. The deposit is 300.00.
Our car broke down shortly after my Husband left, & will need more than it's worth to fix, so we really need to buy a good used car if possible.
Basically we need rent for the next four to five months (until I'm fully healed from back surgery), the deposit, a second hand car, insurance, medical expenses (mine), some second hand furniture, living expenses, & things that we still need for the baby. I know that I'm asking a lot, but please if you can help, we'd be forever grateful.
This has been the hardest year of my life. I've lost three people that I loved, the stress of all of this has already sent me to the hospital with chest pain, & everything that can go wrong has, but I'm NOT giving up, because our babies deserve a decent, safe place to live, & God has NEVER failed us yet. Can you help us? Please? YOU can be the answer to our prayers.
I am willing to provide proof of everything that I've said here, & there are people that know our situation if you need to talk to them. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading all of this, & God bless you.
- Rhonda Fortner
- Alison H. Thomas
- Lisa Clower
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