Help stop this foreclosure

Greetings. My name is John Kariotis Jr. I live with my wife, Imari, son Anthony, daughter Caurel and grandson Seth. Caurel is autistic, epileptic, has cerebral palsy and aproxic and bipolar. I Seth is my grandson. I quit objecting to Seth calling me "Dad" a while ago. I am his dad, not blood, but I'm raising him.
I've managed to get my family and myself into a dire predicament. We are behind on paying the mortgage, the lender is calling in the note and we go into foreclosure on December 11.
So, how did I get us to where we are, you ask. Here goes. I was diabled in 2007. Social Security Administration (SSA) agreed that I'm disabled in 2010. Everything was good. We were in this really nice house, paying our rent to the property manager on a consistant basis. Then the property owner decides to get us out. As we're figuring out what to do, I get notice that my father had passed. The inheritance is swallowed up paying off child support. What was left went to down, broker's fees and repairs to the house to make it liveable. Well SSA decides to inform me that I'm cut off until I explain the money trail. Well here is where I disappear down a rabbit hole and end up in some parallel universe called the SSA office.
Some of you may know this already, sit, relax and I'll be brief for those who have never had the displeasure of running afoul of a government agency. Now, there are two disability programs. Supplemental Security Income or SSI, is a "needs basis". This is a code word for "welfare", which, as time passed, I was reminded of every time I visited the Indio office. My reply was, I've been working from when I was 16. So, I've got roughly 35 years of drawing a paycheck, w/all of the proper deductions. The proper SSA code word here is "work history". If I'd known the code for the day, I might have goten through the system sooner. I doubt that.
Then the practise of delay and deny began. I believe that the SSA waits, works slowly and is generally unhelpful so that you get weary of the official procedures and give up and go away. So, after the last denial in late August, as I was filing another appeal, the supervisor overheard the conversation and said that I should talk to their in office expert on SSDI. She was actually in the office that day. I did, I filed more, different paperwork. another round of wait, delay and deny began again.
So, here I sit, three appeals filed, first one denied out of hand w/out informing of their  decision. The second one was denied. It was denied at the next level above the last beaurocratic level of denial. So, now the third appeal is actually finding it's way to an actual hearing before an administrative law judge. That good news! Right? Wrong. The hearing date has not even been scheduled and probably wont't be scheduled for another  3or 4 months to be heard in 10 to 12 months.
So, here I am, soon to be homeless w/out your help. I can't do that w/my family in tow. I'm too old to move again. I don;t physicallynor mentally have what it takes. So, to end this tale, I ask you to help me w/my GoFundMe Cmpaign to save my house.
Thank you
John Kariotis Jr
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