Frank And Randi Crum

Several friends have suggested I do this, and although I am embarrassed and humiliated to have to ask, I will because our livelihood is literally at stake.

I lost my job two weeks ago. It was totally unexpected and came at a horrible time, because my wife lost her job the week prior.  While we are both actively interviewing (I think I have an offer) we have other hardships.

We moved into a new home in December and were so happy. The move cost us in more ways than one, because two weeks after, Randi lost her son Ryan. His death and the effects of drug abuse that led to it has devastated us emotionally and unfortunately, financially.

Randi's daughter (Ryan's sister) also has very serious drug issues. It was this drug abuse that killed her son and has very nearly taken her. The cost of putting her into rehab was enormous and more than we were prepared for. We have had some help from her father's family and we are grateful, but after six months of sobriety she has relapsed. We found her recently at a seedy motel with a loser she met in the facility. She was suffering from pneumonia. Even in her weakened state the drugs have such a hold on her that she says she disowns her mother.  We confiscated her car, but we have had to shoulder the burden of paying for it as well. We co-signed for it so she could work, thinking that she was doing so well.

Therein lies my problem. We were behind in trying to shoulder these enormous burdens, and we now facing the fact that we are unemployed and can't pay for housing, utilities and payments on a car we don't even need.

I like to wise-crack on Facebook, but I think most people know me as a sincere, caring and hard working individual. Randi is a saint compared to me and its pains me to see that I can't provide for my wife. I'm ashamed to ask, but if my friends could see it in their hearts to lend us a hand, we would be grateful.

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Frank Crum 
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Midlothian, VA
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