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([personal profile] grayrose Mar. 2nd, 2009 02:53 pm)
I've just come across another foreclosure-stalling donation drive, [ profile] accessiblehouse .  We're probably all exhausted by donation drives at this point, but what can we do but help each other at times like these?

Peter has lost his job six months ago and is behind on mortgage payments. He is the caregiver to his wife, Ericka, who's been bedridden for the last two years. Peter says,

"Ericka has multiple, chronic, life-altering diseases and I am her primary caregiver. Her Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes it impossible to breathe without taking steroids every day. Her MS keeps her muscles weak and plagues her with nerve pain frequently. The steroids have caused diabetes that requires her to have an insulin pump. She is basically bed-ridden.

Despite her challenges, Ericka leads a full life and anyone who takes the time to get to know her can't help but love her. We have modified our home over the years we have lived here to make it as comfortable as possible for her to continue to live here.

You can see why losing this home would be a devastating blow for both of us.
As a person only too familiar with disabilities, wheelchairs, etc, I know how devastating the loss of one's accessible home would be. 

I donated, and am looking forward to the auctions they are hoping to organize. If you're so inclined, please help and/or spread the word.

Remember: every dollar counts.

(via [ profile] quietspaces )

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