Friendly chats with Elwina over the years have given me a glimpse into her life, and she hasn't had an easy one. These past few years have become incredibly difficult as she has found herself caring for her sick and fully disabled husband, all while trying to work full time to make ends meet.
With absolutely nobody to help her she has been working from 4:00 am until noon each day, and then spending all afternoon and evening caring for her husband. It's been impossible for her, with her husband's health continuing to fail and her home being foreclosed upon. When things reached a breaking point a year ago a number of good people began to step in to help improve her situation.
Her home was saved from foreclosure earlier this year, and her husband was recently placed in a skilled nursing facility to receive the medical care he requires. These were exciting steps in the right direction, but Elwina needs some more help.
Between Elwina's paycheck and her husband's disability check they barely make enough money to meet their financial obligations, and that is with Elwina working full time. Since she has missed so much work caring for her husband they are behind on the mortgage again, and need at least $5,000 by December 11th to bring the loan current. In addition, Medicaid will require Elwina to share in the cost of her husband's care, an expense she certainly can't afford to pay.
This sweet lady needs a Christmas miracle and it starts with some financial help. The hope is to raise enough money to bring her mortgage current, and to help with the ongoing mortgage payment to relieve her financial worries and this will require at least $20,000
In addition, we hope to raise additional money to help with the cost of her husband's medical care for at least the next two years, requiring another $24,000.
These are great first steps, and there is so much more we can do from here. Elwina's home requires some serious repairs, improvements and maintenance as it's been neglected while she's been caring for her husband. Lot's of service, including supplies and manpower can make a huge difference as well.
Thank you for caring about this little lady, I think it's about time she gets a break and has lots of good people take care of her for a change.
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