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From the time that I moved out of my parents’ home at age 17 I have been a responsible adult. I have held down steady employment, in fact owned my own business for many years. I was able to purchase a home and keep a household running all on my ... More ...

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From Eddy....

From the time that I moved out of my parents’ home at age 17 I have been a responsible adult. I have held down steady employment, in fact owned my own business for many years. I was able to purchase a home and keep a household running all on my own. I paid my mortgage and all other bills required to run my business and home. Things were going very well, so well in fact, I was able to adopt 3 wonderful boys on my own that would have otherwise remained in the foster care system of NJ.

Things were going very well, until I suffered a fall and sustained a neck injury that has required several surgeries and from which I still suffer chronic pain every day. Even with the pain, I continued to work, but eventually had to stop working and was forced to collect Social Security Disability.

My boys have come with unique sets of challenges because of their backgrounds. My two oldest (19 and 21) have had difficulties with mental and social skills making it very hard for them to obtain jobs and help with expenses. We all try as best we can, but things are becoming increasingly hard. My disability income, the small allotment that I receive for my youngest son (16) from the state of NJ and the $54.00 I receive in Food Stamps is not even enough to cover my expenses. I have been desperately trying to refinance my home (my mortgage has been sold so many times I’ve lost count) to try to lower my mortgage payments. Each month I live in fear of having my home go into foreclosure.

Now, I have received the devastating diagnosis of the return of bladder cancer. I was previously diagnosed and cured; however, it has returned. I am fortunate enough to have medical coverage, but even with this, I am being billed for numerous treatments and tests that are not being covered under my plans. To date, I have received bills of $55,000 that I’ve been told are not being paid by my insurance, since they are deemed experimental.

I have been told that I must reduce the stress in my life, since it is tantamount to my recovery. However, with all that I’m dealing with financially, I am finding it impossible. All I want for now is good health and to be able to see my youngest finish high school and college and my oldest two to become self-sufficient young men and get myself on my feet to be able to once again be the responsible bill-paying adult that I was before all of these obstacles have been placed in front of me.

Thanks, for taking the time to read my story.

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