We are a Messianic family, that is, we attend a Messianic Jewish Synagogue. We also are involved in local Christian groups and outreach. We also have done outreach to Portugal and hope to return someday. We have 4 daughters age 2-13 yrs.
Scott has permanent nerve damage from a back injury that causes severe fatigue, back and leg pain. Spine center has conclude in the need for surgery . However, surgery would only lesson the discomfort, but hopefully would also prevent or slow the continuing deterioration of the spine and nerves. Scott also has recently had surgery for a re-occurrence of cancer.
Our oldest daughter also has a genetic disorder that requires expensive medication and continued testing and may eventually require surgery. We also lost a baby (miscarriage) in August.
We bought our home as a short sale. It was in need of some repairs. We had been making these repairs as time and money allowed. Roof, windows and plumbing have been repaired. Now, mold and water damage was discovered in the garage. Water was coming into the garage from behind the deck when it rained. We are drying it out to see what is the extent of damage. At minimum, one wall needs to be re-sided and the deck will need to be properly sealed to the house.
We are receiving SSDI, but covers a little more than our mortgage. The town is re-assessing our house and the tax will increase again. We do collect a small amount from EBT and visit food banks. But a family of 6 requires much more. We have hired a lawyer to fight for our Workers Comp claim that we hope will be settled soon. If we receive a positive response, our financial situation, which now is dire, will be relieved. But, we don’t know when we will hear from the government(work Comp).
We hope the Workman's Comp. will rule on our claim soon.
But until that happens we need help to cover the following:
Over $5,000 in past due medical bills. Repairs to house $2000+. $1250 past due on my portion of our Health Ins. From my job.
Monthly expenses are approximately $1500 to $1800 over what we collect from SSDI. (not including additional medical expenses.)
Thank you in advance if you feel led to help.
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