|| Farmington, NM || Submitted: 2020-12-26
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I Beat Cancer, but After My Husband Lost Hours to COVID, We Need Help Keeping Our Daughter's Home!
I'm married, and together, my husband and I just have our wonderful 11-year-old daughter. She's an exceptionally social girl, so she's really lamenting the fact that she has to be homeschooled due to Covid-19 right now. My husband works exceptionally hard to provide for us, and he's an essential worker at a FedEx facility. Both of us used to work full-time, but I recently overcame cancer, so I've been out of work for a while now.
It was a long and difficult battle, but I'm finally on the other side of my struggle with cancer, and I couldn't be more thankful. I will say it's taken a huge toll on our finances though because I haven't been able to work for some time, so we've been living paycheck to paycheck pretty much since then. Now, we're living behind the curve after my husband's hours were reduced due to Covid-19. Even though he's an essential worker, he's lost a lot of income due to this pandemic, and we're in a bad situation financially as a result. We're behind on almost all of our bills, but the most concerning one right now is rent. While our state has technically 'paused' evictions, landlords are still allowed to begin the proceedings. If you can't provide proof that you can't pay rent, then they'll have cause to evict you, and they will. I don't want it to get to that point because the late fees are costly enough as is, so the court fees would effectively ruin us, even if we can keep our home.
I'm asking for help with our rent because we need to keep our home for the sake of our daughter. She desperately needs a stable environment to grow up in, and if we lose our home, she'll lose that stability. Even more than that, I'm afraid at how disillusioned people her age will become due to this crisis. I think that if she could see that there are people out there who care about us, then it would do a lot to restore her faith in others as well. Getting this help would do more for us than we could ever hope to repay, but I promise to try no matter what. From the bottom of our hearts, I'd like to say thank you to all of you who take the time to consider our story.
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