|| Grand Rapids, MI || Submitted: 2019-10-05
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
I want to thank everyone that gave a contribution toward my application. I want you to know that this donation will truly be a lifesaver for my family, and that I will not forget the amazing generosity of the people on this website!
Fighting Lupus is Hard Enough, but the Bills are Draining Us. Please Help with One Month's Rent!.
I live together with my beautiful wife who I met 13 years ago. Through our journey together, we have made a home in our small apartment, and built a small business selling online with many hours of hard work and creativity. Our work brings us enough income to live off of, but we're really just getting started on this, and like all businesses, we need time to grow before we'll be able to save. not enough to allow us any savings.
We were doing really great until earlier this year, when I was diagnosed with Lupus. For a while I was VERY sick & couldn't keep working at our business as usual. My wife couldn't do as much as we could do together on her own, so for the two months I was really sick, our business income dropped. I am now recovering, but we have ended up falling behind on rent payments, and we have no family who can help us and no savings to fall back on. We've been a month behind for a while now, and last week, we finally got an eviction notice. If we're evicted, our business will stop, both me and my wife will be unemployed, and there won't be any way to afford the insurance that's paying for most of my Lupus treatment, so this rent payment is about even more than losing our home.
We really need Modest Needs assistance to pay rent for this month. I am recovering and am just starting to work full-time again, and during the holiday season, we're sure that we'll see an increase in income, which should allow us to put some money away in case something like this ever happens again. But right now, we just need this small boost to help us from losing our home. Getting this grant would relieve huge amounts of stress that is affecting my health and would give us some hope for the future. We would be sure to pay forward the generosity as soon as we can. Thank you.
As of 2019-11-08, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.