After a lengthy hospitalization, Nick & Vivian Helliwell lost their eldest daughter Eva on July 26, 2017, leaving in their care her seven (7) children.
Not wanting the children to be separated, Nick & Vivian quickly took all of them into their care.
This has been a tremendous strain on their finances despite a huge outpouring of material donations such as clothing, bedding and food. They are still waiting for the children's financial support and their finances have been stretched to the breaking point.
When it rains it pours. Suddenly, on October 26, at 4:00 in the morning, Nick woke up with severe chest pains. Normally in good health, he suffered a heart attack, partially induced by the new financial responsibilities. Now as a result, the doctors have told Nick and Vivian that he will be unable to either drive or return to work for a month.
Nick and Vivian Helliwell have been faith missionaries with Healing Hearts Ministry since 2005 and have faithfully helped many along the way, now they need your help.
Nick supplemented his missionary income by serving as chaplain at the Regina correctional center under a 20 hr per week contract. He is ineligible for any type of work compensation or disability benefits since he is under contract and not an employee.
Because the children are with family, Social Services will not step in with any assistance. Vivian has diligently sought financial help from several agencies to no avail. With the majority of children in school, there comes other school expenses that are not covered by tuition. Eva’s children are very talented and with the right guidance and support, will lead productive and successful lives. High achievers and gifted athletes, they will surely secure scholarships in the future.
With nothing but their small missionary support, Nick and Vivian are reaching out for help.
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