Help Save My Mother's House

Hello Everyone ! I am attempting to raise some money to help my Mother save our home.  My Mom is never one to ask for help. Even when she has nothing she will do her best to help others in any way possible, expecting nothing in return. She knows how it feels to be struggling and be in a tough place so she is always willing to help out, often at her own expense.  She is a very strong and independant woman who works her butt off to make ends meet. 3 Years ago my Father passed away after a brutal 6 year battle with cancer. Over those 6 years, my Mom would drive my Dad every day, over an hour each way, to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC for various treatments and procedures, often staying overnight for days. While dealing with all of the stress and heartache of helping my Father, my Mother worked every chance she had to continue to keep our family afloat. My Father was let go from his job after being diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma and was denied his life insurance and long term disability from the company he worked for after 15 years. After his passing, my Mother got a second job, began teaching classes at a local community college, and began teaching private lessons in dog training. She has been a Veterinary Technician for over 35 years.
 Through the pain and heartbreak of losing her bestfriend and partner of over 34 years, she never stopped doing anything and everything in her power to keep us above water. Unfortunately, despite all of her hard work, her income has not been enough to cover living expenses. Her slightly newer car was repossesed as she was unable to afford the cost of the vehicle, living expenses and the mortgage. This left her with the older car she had which is 12 years old, has high milage from the daily drives to NYC and constantly has problems which has become a heavy burden due to repair costs. Her house recently went into foreclosure and she is in danger of losing the home we have lived in for close to 20 years. She needs to speak with a lawyer about how to proceed with the foreclosure proces and attempt to save our home but is unable to afford the cost. It is difficult and heart wrenching to see someone so strong, full of love and compassion, losing hope in our future. I fear she has run out of options to move forward and the stress has been affecting her horribly. Every waking moment of her life now is spent trying to make more money to stay afloat and get back on her feet to save our home. She never takes a day off, has not taken any sort of vacation or time for herself in over 6 years now. She never gets a day to relax or a day without constant worry and I see it effecting her greatly. The situation is progressivly getting worse despite our actions and hard work. I see her losing hope and becoming increasingly overwhelmed as each day passes. There does not seem to be a way to get ahead or even just get caught up.
I am reaching out to anyone and everyone. I want to restore some hope in my Mother's life and ease this burden she has been living with for so long now.  It's painful to see a woman so kind and full of love being broken down and struggling to survive.  Any help, of any kind, would be so greatly appreciated I can not accurately describe it in words. Please help me ease this burden for my Mother, save our home and restore some hope in her loving heart and allow her to actually live again. I long for the day I can see her truly smile again, knowing that some of this stress has been lifted and life will get better. She has suffered so much to help my Father and I, and so many others. Please assist me in repaying her kindness any way possible and save her house as well as potentially saving her life. No amount of assistance is too small. I am not just looking for free financial assistance, I am wholeheartedly willing to accept any sort of work in exchange, as I recently lost my job after 6 years at my previous employer. This has greatly effected my ability to help the situation. I do everything in my power to make money and contribute, but unfortunately it is not enough to survive.
 I can not lose my other parent or continue to see her in the pain and worry she lives with daily. She deserves so much more than the life she is stuck in, and is in desperate need of help. Please help me make this dream come true and give back to a woman who has given so much to so many. 

Thank you for your time and any help you can afford !

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  • Randy Skurnick
    • $25 
    • 5 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 5 yrs
  • Dave Morabito
    • $20 
    • 5 yrs
  • Jeremiah Buttram
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs
  • Hillary Cannock Hess
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tom Hulihan
Firthcliffe, NY
Carol Hulihan

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