We Still Need Help Paying Back-Rent

Let me start by saying that I hate asking for help so the fact that I'm trying this means I've swallowed the last few drops of pride I have left along with the bitterest pill I've ever had to choke down...

But the fact is, Jess and I need help. Badly. This has been the worst year or our life together. Between the drama our ex-roommate caused for us in January, Jess losing his job of ten years in May, my contracting hep c in April/May (which caused him to lose a job he'd just taken because he didn't want to leave my side in the hospital), and now him developing GI problems (best way I can describe what's going on with him)...

We are sinking -Drowning!- in debt. We're around $2000 behind on our rent, our car (for which we still owe a little over 2 years worth of payments) desperately needs work done or it's going to die, we owe so many thousands of dollars in hospital bills that I've lost count, and I'm starting to panic.

Please... I know there are people out there who are probably in worse situations or need the money more... But, if you can: Please Help Us.

Our landlord likes us, but that fact has its limits and I know if we can't get him some money soon, we will be facing eviction. And even though he's a great guy, he has been known to sue for back-rent from other tenants of his. Which is absolutely his right. But, I don't want us to get to that point, because we have nowhere to go if we lose our home...

I hate doing this. I'm filled with self-loathing and shame right now because I have to beg like this, but I don't have any choice.

I don't deserve your help. But my husband does. He's one of the kindest, most lovable people on Earth (I mean: he's the type of person who smiles at people he's talking to on the phone), and he deserves far better than the life I can give him... But for some reason, he sticks around. He says it's because I make his life interesting. I would sleep literally in the gutter on the street if it meant he would have a home.

Thank you for at least reading this, and if you can donate anything know that we will appreciate it more than words can say... And if you can't donate anything, but think we're worthy of help, please at least share the link. You might not be able to help but someone you know might be able to and the more shares we get, the more likely it is that someone will see it who might be able/willing to help us.

Thank you again... I genuinely hope your day is wonderful and that life is good for you.

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