Disabled - Could Lose Home

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It makes me sick to have to continue to ask for help. We are in a really bad spot. Our ch0ildren really need to keep this home. Elijah is autistic. He had to be homeschooled through 4th grade, because there was inadequate support for his  special needs. We have been to many doctors and have been told it's autism, but no formal diagnosis. He's in school now. He has made such amazing strides with regard to his motor issues, and independence with the help of these wonderful folks. Katelyn has made wonderful friends and loves her school as well.
In the past two years they've lost  their dog, their
home and 90% of their 
belongings,their mom (me) has had cancer, their father has serious illness and  their paternal grandmother  had a stroke and passed away a year later, their maternal grandmother had a 4th cancer scare.  To lose their school and another home would be  beyond devastating.  Especially for an autistic child who has a hard time with change, they've been through so much.
We are endlessly grateful for the $11,000 in donations that has kept us off the streets so far, but we have nothing left.

We live in a rural area to keep costs down and there is no public transit.  If we lose our car, we will not have access to prescriptions and doctors, without which the adults in the family would be unlikely to survive. All three of us have serious medical conditions and George and I are fighting disability. We have everything as cheap as we possibly can and are trying desperately to find something one of us might be able to do, though the doctor has firmly stated that neither of us can work.

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We never thought we'd have to put this up and ask, for help again, but due to George being ill and unable to work for several months, disability not coming through yet, and mom continuing to have expenses on the destroyed house through July, we are once again in danger of being homeless. We are very grateful for all the earlier support, the $8,317 that kept us off the streets and got us into this house, but unfortunately we must again ask for help or we will lose it along with our car.. We are praying that disability or another program we have applied for over the past two months will come through soon, we just do not have enough with just moms income to hold onto our home and car until it does. We have applied for everything available to us, and are still a minimum of 30 days out on any help, have nothing left and mortgage and car are due among other bills. Also waiting a doc appt to see if I can get medical clearance to work at least part time, though not sure how it will work with caregiver duties, but we are once again in a desperate situation. Please share our story and help if you can. God Bless you.


My name is Heather, and we are a 3 generation family of 5 comprised of my mother Linda, the love of my life George and our children Elijah 10 and KateIyn 8.  It is very difficult for us to ask for help, as a family, we are helpers, that is our passion. On Oct 20, 2016, our city had four inches of rain. Toward the beginning of the storm, we heard a loud bang as if something hit our roof, followed by water pouring in for the rest of the night and eventually many of our  ceilings crashing down, and our home flooding. We lost everything - all of our furniture, bedding, kitchen items etc were destroyed as we fled our home for safety.  In subsequent days, we were blessed to recover some of the kids’ toys, some clothing and family photographs, but as our former home has been declared unsafe to enter, we will be unable to recover anything else.

Our insurance is refusing to cover any of the damage and we are in for a long, hard fight with them. This was my childhood home, and the policy was paid on time for over 30 years.  We have contacted several local resources and none are able to help. We need to find a new place,as soon as possible, and start over, for safety and normalcy for the children and my mother. It feels as if we are living a nightmare and can’t wake up.

Coming on the heels of a year in which our car was totalled when someone ran a light and hit it, I battled cancer, and my mother, a three time cancer survivor had to have a lumpectomy for precancerous cells, we are unable to rebound on our own this time The children are homeschooled, as we have been unable to find a safe and adequate program locally to meet Elijah’s special needs with autism. Many of their educational materials will also need to be replaced. Any help, including prayers and sharing our story and link would be much appreciated. Thank you and may God Bless you.
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Making one more desperate plea for help. If we cannot raise about another $220 in the next few days our car will be repossessed. We have to pay by Monday. We are deeply grateful for the help over the past few days and blessed that we made our car insurance. We’re back to square one with another appeal on disability, but will get a tax return and some breathing room just a few weeks too late. Hoping this latest attempt at treating my anemia with Iv iron might give me back enough strength to work. Please share our story and help if you can ❤️
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Making a desperate plea for help. We will lose our car insurance if we can’t pay it by Friday and the car itself if we can’t make a payment by Monday. Lose the insurance is the same as losing the car. I have a discounted policy for 30 years with same one and if cancelled even geico is more than double the cost. Living in a rural area with no public transit for lower housing costs, that will be the end of access to medical care for us. The kids have an illness that keeps hanging on and need frequent doctor visits and I’m dependent on monthly shots and frequent iron infusions to keep cancer and severe anemia at bay. Everyone needs prescriptions and nearest pharmacy is over 10 miles. We will get our tax return weeks too late and are currently appealing disability again. I’m scared and I don’t know how much more I can take. Elijah especially needs to stay where we are for the school program that is finally helping him. Heartfelt thanks for the help and support so far, but we have nothing left. Please share our story and help if you can ❤️
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Our food assistance is delayed another week and we got another denial with need to appeal on disability. I don’t understand this. When I had the kids I just automatically got state disability. We are in imminent danger of losing our car and we don’t have enough food for all of us. If we lose the car, in a rural area with no public transit ( chosen for lower cost of living) we will lose access to our doctors and prescriptions that we need to survive . George and I are making sure the kids eat, but not sure how much longer we will. We are desperately in need of help. We are endlessly grateful for the help and support Please share our story and help if you can ❤️
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We are in a really bad spot. Our children really need to keep this home. Elijah is autistic. He had to be homeschooled through 4th grade, because there was inadequate support for his special needs. We have been to many doctors and have been told it's a https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/family-of-5s-home-destroyed/review?cat=updates#utism, but no formal diagnosis. He's in school now. He has made such amazing strides with regard to his motor issues, and independence with the help of these wonderful folks. Katelyn has made wonderful friends and loves her school as well.
In the past two years they've lost their dog, their
home and 90% of their
belongings,their mom (me) has had cancer, their father has serious illness and their paternal grandmother had a stroke and passed away a year later, their maternal grandmother had a 4th cancer scare. To lose their school and another home would be beyond devastating. Especially for an autistic child who has a hard time with change, they've been through so much.
We are endlessly grateful for the $11,000 in donations that has kept us off the streets so far, but we have nothing left.

We live in a rural area to keep costs down and there is no public transit. If we lose our car, we will not have access to prescriptions and doctors, without which the adults in the family would be unlikely to survive. All three of us have serious medical conditions and George and I are fighting disability. We have everything as cheap as we possibly can and are trying desperately to find something one of us might be able to do, though the doctor has firmly stated that neither of us can work.

Please Share our Story and help if you can <3
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Shirley Copeland
15 months ago

Prayers for your family ♥

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Created October 30, 2016
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Kandy Howell
2 days ago

Love ya Heather hope you can save everything ♥

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Kandy Howell
2 days ago

Love ya Heather hope you can save everything ♥

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Linda Maberry
17 days ago

Good luck, Heather and family

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Shirley Copeland
15 months ago

Prayers for your family ♥

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