My childhood home, the only true heirloom my family possesses, is in foreclosure.
My family and I have been struggling to make ends meet for the past 6 years but all of our hard work was not enough.
Our hardship began when my mother became terribly sick about 7 years ago. Her chronic illness was unexpected. And as if that were not troubling enough, my father's longtime career in the construction industry had taken its toll on him physically, mentally, and emotionally. His longtime company threw him to the side like a broken toy.
My mother was sick, my father was broken. We were all broke.
After a 5 year ordeal that put myself, my brother and my father through emotional turmoil and financial ruin...
My father still struggled to get work...
and my mother, Julia... passed away just as she seemed to be getting healthier.
Her passing has broken our hearts and took away my father's true love. Our family has been devastated.
I have realized we cannot do this ourselves. My father is a very proud man and he would never ask for a handout, he has worked hard his entire life. I love my dad, he is my best friend... and I want to do anything I can to help him- even if that means swallowing pride and asking for help.
Our home is at 315 Morsetown Road, West Milford NJ. My father has given all of his effort, his body and soul, towards saving the house that means so much to our family.
This really is our last chance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
With hope and love,
Charles Philip DeCesare
P.S. Even if we do not achieve the listed goal, any substantial amount of funding could very well improve our relationship with the bank, possibly resulting in lower payments or halting the foreclosure.