Studio Apartment Set-Up Fund


Hi, my name is Susan Coates Ranger.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and share my story.

I'm not sure if I should feel optomistic about putting my faith  in mankind or shamed of being a failure. This will be a life  changing experience. 

I live in Sterling Heights, Michigan. and am a proud of all things "D" (Detroit). I've been a Michigander all my life.

I thought I was supposed to be able to bring the value of my home down from ($137,000) to the market value ($97,000) adjust the interest rate from (8.125%) to the current rate (4%) so "folks" could afford to stay in their homes. I can't qualify for a loan modification, I'm disabled. I CAN afford the payments of a modified loan, I just can't have one.  

My home will go up for sale on public auction on 3/20/15 at 10am and I don't understand. Why can someone else buy my home on a short sale, flip it and make a profit off my misfortune & leave me homeless in the process? That is not the American Dream, it's my American nightmare.  

The Community Housing Network submitted my application to Step forward Michigan and I was denied. My application has been sent to  to Fannie Mae & I have 50/50 chance. If, I'm approved I must prove 3 months sustainability. If I can prove to do that, they will give me a modified loan. I CAN afford the modified loan. I need you all more than ever to hit that number, to hit that share button. I'm not asking you for anything, just hit a button.

I was born with an autosomal recessive disease. Cystinuria, or lifelong kidney stone disease. There is treatment. There is no cure.  I eat a cystine free diet to control the kidney stones, drinks lots of water and take 22 pills daily to maintain kidney function.

In 2004, thru routine testing, I was diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma now known as Urothelial Carcinoma. I lost my left kidney and life as I knew it was over. I lost my job, my benefits, my lifestyle and had just purchsed my home. The cancer has been recurring in my bladder. It was last removed 12/16/2014 and treated with Mytomycin (Bladder Chemo).  I will have follow-up testing, urograms and cystoscopy's every 90 days and treat accordingly. It's not if, it's when.....

I'm on Social Security Disability. I was a good hard worker when I was physically able to do my job. I'm smart, dependable and was worth every penny. I did contribute and would still be contributting if I could.

Now, I'm a homemaker. I take care of my home. I do it well and I do it with pride. It's what I can do.

I find peace in my backyard taking care of generations of flowers. I tend to the birds & squirrels too. I work in the yard & tend to my garden. I call it "Yardening" (combo word for yard work  & gardening). It's beautiful back there.  I'm able to walk or ride my bike to Dodge Park park.  I couldn't ask for better neighbors. I've been here 15 years. 

My friends have been my friends forever, they are few but, they are the best of the best. 

I've been robbing Peter to pay Paul for 10 years and can't do it anymore. I can't ask my parents for anything.

I've been told I'm a good person, I'm a daughter, a Mom, I'm a Grandma, a sister, I'm a niece, an Aunt, I'm a friend and good neighbor. I believe in Karma, I believe in God and I beilieve in Paying it Forward. I do my part, I walk the walk and I talk the talk.

When I started this journey, I wasn't prepeared for the heartbreak & rejection of it all.  I'm sad. The pricetag on my future happiness caught me off guard.  My future, apparently isn't worth saving. I went to church & prayed to God ~ it simply didn't work.

I promise to keep you updated on this social media dream ~

If for some odd reason you believe in miracles ~ make one happen for me. Time is running out.

Donations can be mailed to:
Susan Coates Ranger
11978 Sorrento Blvd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
or ~
Susan Coates Ranger
C/O: Credit Union One
9000 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 63 mos
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    • $50 
    • 64 mos
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    • $30 
    • 64 mos
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    • $50 
    • 64 mos
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    • $20 
    • 65 mos
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Organizer

Susan Coates Ranger 
Organizer
Sterling Heights, MI
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