Today's Application of the Day features a man who gave everything, literally, to help his family. Our applicant lost his father, mother and brother to cancer, all in close succession. He gave up his livelihood to help care for these ailing family members during their final months and is now saddled with leftover expenses from their deaths. While he is now back to work, he is haunted by their passing and by the debts which accrued during his period of unemployment. Our applicant in facing eviction. Read his story in his own words to understand why this applicant desperately needs your help:
"I need help catching up on my rent payment as I just moved into a new apartment after living at home and taking care of my mother for 8 months until her death from cancer. Her youngest boy, she wanted me there with her during her final moments, so I had to let my job go and move 900 miles back home to take care of her until she passed away. One year prior to that, I also had to move back home to help my mother take care of my oldest brother who was strickened with throat cancer. He died 3 months later. I also lost my father to prostate cancer. Cancer seems to run in our family.
I incurred lots of expenses taking care of them and had to cover medical and funeral expenses not covered by insurance. With no source of income, and after exhausting my savings and pension taking care of them, I became so in debt that I fell behind on all my bills. Now that they are all laid to rest, I am now trying to play catch up and hopefully, since I have a new job, I can get back to where I was before the death of my family. If I could just get help with my rent, that would be a true blessing. Normally, I'm the type of guy that doesn't get worried or stressed out easily, however, being that it's a new expense that I have, I tend to worry a lot about how I am going get caught up on my rent. My landlord has been very cooperative and willing to work with me because she knows my situation and the ordeal I went through but I don't know how long she can continue. At some point, I have to get caught up or face eviction. I really can't afford to be stressed out at this time since I'm in training at my new job, and I don't want to lose it.
Funding this application will help me to get back into the flow of my life the way it was prior to my mother getting sick and passing. Even though I am now making 3/4 of what I was making at my last job, I am very fortunate that I was able to get a job and an apartment. A little help with my rent would allow me to free up some money to get caught up on my other bills, like electricity, gas, etc.. After that, my income should be sufficient to just about cover my expenses. I always believe in helping others so it would be no surprise to me that others would reach out to help me. My mother always taught me that you reap what you sow and I have always sown good seeds. Thank you for considering me. "
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