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lost job, lost dad, cant lose home

$7,500 goal

Campaign created 12 months ago
On December 22,2017 I was wrongfully dismissed from my job whilst on leave, recovering from surgery. I am the sole carer of my seven year old daughter and did not foresee the loss of my employment, days before Christmas. We have lived on meager savings and EI while recovering from that major surgery. During that recovery, I have taken my employer to the Human Rights tribunal and he has fought me all the way, exhausting my savings. My employer also happens to own my home, which we rent with an option to purchase. We live with the threat that we will be evicted. On March 20, 2018 I entered hospital emergency with acute appendicitis. While awaiting surgery, my appendix ruptured causing complications. While recovering from surgery in hospital, I learned that my daughter's father had drowned in an accident off Bribie Island, Australia, on March 23,2018. I had to tell my Seven year old daughter of this tragedy in the hospital. We have struggled with this loss and our grieving since. Now home and recovering, I am still unemployed, my EI sick  benefits have run out after 15 weeks, I am recovering from a burst appendix and comforting my grieving child and I cant cover hydro and gas bills, and we are under threat of losing our home. My child needs stability, needs the comfort of her room and our home.  Once I recover from the two recent surgeries and the loss of my child's father, I will return to gainful employment - but I need help to bridge this temporary gap. I need to pay the rent or we will be evicted. I need to pay heat and hydro or we will be cut off, and in default of our Lease, thus, facing eviction. We need groceries. My daughter has gone back to school for the first time today. She is grieving, but being brave and trying to get back into her routine. I don't want this temporary terrible financial situation to impact her, but, if I don't get some help, we risk being evicted. Any help that you can offer would be so greatly appreciated. I know that this is temporary, but this situation makes me feel very helpless and powerless. I need to secure our home to reduce my stress so that I can use that emotional energy to focus on my child's healing. We will pay your kindness forward when we are able to do so.
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$7,500 goal

Campaign created 12 months ago
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