The home and property, in which we have raised our family for the past 16 years, has been foreclosed upon and we must vacate immediately. Despite being generally resourceful people, always finding a way and persevering, this particular combination of adversities has brought us to a critical impasse. My mother owned (along with the bank) this property before succumbing to Gallbladder Cancer. The enormous medical expenses, left in her wake, has made it impossible for us to save it.
Caring for my mother, during her illness, intensified my struggle with Agoraphobia, Depression, and Asperger syndrome, derailing my efforts to succeed as a Film Composer and rendering me literally housebound since. (Agoraphobia and homelessness are a truly terrifying conbination to consider!) In the interim, my wife has lost her job due to debilitating Migraine Headaches (physician diagnosed) exasperated by our current burden. My son, who lives with us, is the only one with a meager income at the moment. Unfortunately, we also discovered another hurdle... Because of an apartment lease he shared with his ex-fiancée and her mother - after he moved out free of any further obligation - they remained living there, for months afterwards, and created a $2,500 rental bill that they stiffed and must be paid before we can be approved for any apartment. In light of this major glitch, first, last, security, administration, pet deposits (we have two cats who are family to us), utility deposits, and moving/storage expenses - we are facing an increasingly hopeless situation. The apartment we had spent considerable time lining up, is now hanging in an insurmountable balance - with diminishing time and money being our ultimate foes.
With these opposing circumstances culminating, the state of the economy, and intermittent minimal income at odds... we have exhausted all of our viable resources and options. Having pawned and sold off most everything of value to just survive up to now, we are depleted with no savings to fall back on. We have no further credit or collateral to secure any loans. Believe me, we have tried all avenues to do it on our own. We've seriously arrived at a dead-end, regardless of our every concerted effort and avoiding public assistance or disability benefits.
I am reaching out to you, ignoring my pride, as one last hope. We are the type of people who have many many times opened our house to family and friends in need, so they could get back on their feet again - even if that meant financially supporting them when we, ourselves, had little to spare. So I am asking my family, friends, sisters and brothers of the Internet and beyond, to please consider helping us out in this urgent time of need. I have humbly set up this website to accept donations of any size (nothing is too small, everything helps)... providing you are willing and able, if not, please do wish us well in your thoughts and prayers. We can offer you nothing in return but our love, eternal gratitude, and your knowing in your heart - that you helped us also get back on our feet again. Thank you so much for your time and generous consideration.
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