My daughter, was accepted into 5 Colleges/Universities for 2013/2014, but instead, chose to stay home and be close to me as I began treatment. She now has found herself several jobs working at local Farmers' Markets selling organic and local foods. I am so proud of her entrepreneurial spirit! She would very much like to attend college, as her other friends are, but she is concerned, not only about my health and struggles through treatment, but of our present lack of finances as well.
I would very much like her to resume her education next year, but at present, my focus has to be to keep this home, particularly since a foreclosure would cause us to loose any profit, that the house still has, for the future.
Thank you: This Website is such a Blessing to so many, and it certainly streamlines the process of donating and the receiving of funds as it is virtually instant; but alternatively, if anyone donating needs for their contribution to be tax-deductible, their check can be written out and mailed to: St. John the Wonderworker Church: 543 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312. You must write: "For the Catherine Fund" on the memo line. Donating anonymously may also be accepted, if you prefer to include a note to that regard; otherwise, I will have the opportunity to thank you personally! :o)
Thank you so much to any and all of you who have already contributed your personal resources to our little family during this difficult time; whether it has been a financial loan, a donation of funds, food, time, flowers, cards, and/or good thoughts and prayers, we appreciate it so much and all of your participation has buoyed us along during these very challenging months, and I say, "thank you, thank you!" When you receive this, please understand that you, and you alone are not being personally targeted by me, (particularly as you may have already been participating in supporting us in your own way.) Rather, you are one of so many that we (and others) will forward this to..... with the hope that you may pass the link onto anyone who you believe might possibly wish to add us to their list of worthy causes & charities.
Goals: *My plan is to move into the apartment downstairs and rent the upstairs of the house which will cause some income to flow again. Most of this will have to be accomplished during my weeks 'off' from Chemotherapy. My hope is to bring the Mortgage out of it's Foreclosure status (the bank seems willing to 'work with me' as long as I can make the higher payments though the end of March,) at which point I will apply for a Loan Modification and my Mortgage payments will be reduced.*
Spreading the word: You may be on dozens of email lists of personal contacts, and you have probably been 'friended' by many of the same people on Facebook; if so, just ignore the duplications sent to your Inbox as there may be many overlaps in lists, (sorry for that), but please consider forwarding the link to some of your contacts or even posting the link on your Facebook Wall for others to see..... your Networking of this site is much more than I can accomplish by myself. You (or someone else out there) may even know of a Church, retail store, restaurant, or company that may want to join the cause, perhaps with a tax-deductible donation (as mentioned above.) We never know unless we spread the word.
In closing: I am forever grateful to you for taking the initiative to pass this on into Cyberspace, and 'thank you' ahead of time to anyone for anything they are in a position to contribute. Every gift is so appreciated beyond measure. I thank God for every day I am here and for your love and fellowship, as well as the generosity of those who previously may have been strangers.
Sincerely, Catherine Ivison Payne (& Annalee Rose Ivison Payne)
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