Getting to Canada

Most of you know i have been fighting this battle to get to canada for over 8 years to be with those i love, to try and start a family and to find financial stability.  we have tried and tried to get ahead, to save up, but whenever we do find a bit of extra money, something happens like car repairs and we can't keep living in two households, paying two sets of bills, two rents.  I am working as much as I can from home and have been making some to help out but it's sporadic, and I am unable to get a full time job out of the home due to medical issues.  I have been cut off of foodstamps because i can't adequately prove my "income" and if i mention i am married at all, i don't qualify anyway.  I have been cut off from the financial assistance I was getting that helped for bills and now, I am losing my family home.  It went to auction last year in august and I have been looking for an apartment since last june.  Several places looked promising, some even seemed like a sure thing... and one after the other, over and over they fell through because they refuse to accept geoffrey's income as legitimate (it's too hard to try and verify and collect from across the border) and they only have my word (and no proof of income) that I will pay the rent with whatever money he sends for rent.  We have tried and tried to find a cosigner. I have asked everyone I know and can think of, even people I barely know and haven't spoken much to in years (ironically they were the one's more willing to try and help) and every effort in that direction has also fallen through.  We have prayed and we have felt several places were right... we were sure of it... and they all fell apart.  We are losing hope, we are out of time.  I have to be gone by august, the house i am living in now is toxic, physically and mentally... it's falling apart, the roof is caving in, i only have my one room as a sanctuary left, no real bathroom or even kitchen due to the state of the place.  I am mostly packed but have nowhere to go.  I NEED a 2 bedroom apartment or house due to the things i need to take with me (boxes and trunks of family history stuff I am trying to archive) and for my workspace/office so i can continue to grow my business.  I have found a place that feels right, that is promising, that will help me save money and help a friend to do the same, and later this summer the opportunity for my own apartment in the same building, and the chance for geoffrey and I to finally save to get the immigration paperwork taken care of and him to come live with me.  The apartment is in canada and is within our budget but getting things taken care of here (paying off the bills, renting a uhaul or for gas for multiple trips to get things in stages) etc. is not and the harder we tryt o save up, the further behind we get.  The money raised will go toward packing and moving costs and settling any remaining bills and finally have a real life in a real home and start LIVING... really living.  Our lives have been in limbo for over 8 years... only focused on surviving because there is not enough to do more to get things under control enough to start building a future and a saving for a stable life. Please help me get to canada so I can start living... because come august, if I don't, I will be homeless and I know I won't last long under those circumstances with how my mental health is already suffering.  Even 5$ helps... anything at all is appreciated.  Thank you.

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Amy Reesor
Troy, MO

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