Paid 10/14/2012
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

I would like to take the time to thank you for helping my family and myself keep our home. You have instilled in me a sense of hope that I had recently misplaced. Ever since my diagnosis I have been feeling like a failure not only to myself but to my family. Just yesterday my car was also repossessed. I have never felt so low in my life. This morning when I checked my email and saw that my application was funded I felt a bit of hope that there may be a light at the end of this dark tunnel. Once again I want to thank you for giving me hope.

Missed A Month Of Work As a Result of MS Diagnosis. Help Us With Rent!

My Story:

I live with my husband and three children whose ages range between 5 and 15. I work full time as a deductions specialist and work hard to support my family. In August I was admitted to the hospital with peculiar symptoms. After a week I was discharged without a clear diagnosis and ordered to stay home until a neurologist saw me. Last month I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and I am still dealing with the consequences of this condition. I lost a month of pay and was unable to work during that time period.

We had a significant loss of income as a result of my hospitalization and I am turning to Modest Needs because we were not able to afford our September rent. I am afraid that on top of my condition, we will lose our home, as we don't make enough to be able to save. The stress relating to this is in turn exacerbating my condition, and the anxiety over losing our home keeps me up at night.

Funding this application would give me peace of mind and help me start to figure out my journey on how to live with my diagnosis. I have not taken the necessary time to fully understand and process what it means to live with MS and the impact it will have on our lives. Your support will help me solidify my belief in the kindness of strangers and allow me to someday pass it forward. Thank you in advance.

As of 2012-10-14, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2012-10-16, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $925.00 to Jeff & Vivian Heinrichs, Landlords on behalf of this deserving individual.