"Jeremi's plea for a home."
JEREMI'S STORY (posted early 2020 when show aired):
I was a devoted wife and mother for 40 years. Years that we spent living very carefully to save for our golden years, clipping coupons, and budgeting more than the average person with our income so that we would have a nice Nest Egg when we retired. However, without my knowledge, my now ex-husband wasted ALL of our retirement Nest Egg (close to 1 million) on day trading, without telling me about the losses until it was all gone and we were deep in credit card debt.
Then he took up with Nigerian scams and related romance scams, and I found myself newly-divorced, penniless, and starting over at close to 70 years old. I'm now in my seventies and with the grace of God, I have been able up until now, to work 40 hours a week standing on my feet as a cashier trying to make ends meet.
However, when I can no longer work I do not know how I will survive, as my social security is a bare minimum. I am already having greater and greater difficulty meeting my full-time schedule. Meanwhile, my ex continues to send thousands of dollars to what he believes are young rich beautiful women who are going to marry him and turn over a fortune to him. And he says he is doing it all for me!
When Jill & I realized my ex was endangering himself by sleeping outside to have more money to send to these women, we made a last-ditch effort to wake him up to what he was doing. We hoped that seeing the patterns of the lies of the scammers who are taking his money all lined up together would make him realize he needs to change his behavior.
When it became obvious that he was not going to listen or change at all, people suggested a GoFundMe.
If I could buy a modest house I could hope to survive my last years without facing life on the streets. So here is my plea. My ex-husband's stubborn determination to continue his irrational behavior, combined with rapidly rising rents, greedy landlords and increased regulations on qualifying for apartments are creating a situation that will eventually result in my having to, at an advanced age, resort to living in my car.
Please help me get a modest house so that I can live out my last years with a roof over my head. For those that feel moved to contribute or help I am deeply humbled and grateful and I am blown away by the generosity of others. I thank the Lord for this incredible opportunity to tell my story and hope that it will change others' lives as well. Note that I have modified my location to protect some very private people.
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