|| Decatur, AL || Submitted: 2021-06-12
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My Husband Missed Work While Struggling with His Mental Health & We Need Help Keeping Our Home!
I'm married to my wonderful husband, and we don't have children, but we are parents to two loving cats. We have a large, fluffy older girl, and a one-year-old boy. In addition to our cats, we also live with our two disabled family members who we help care for. Our home is always full of both noise and love in equal measure. I work part-time as a bookseller, and my husband works in a tech support role full-time and remotely.
My husband struggles with schizoaffective disorder and has recently experienced several 'Bad Brain Days,' as we call them. Usually, these types of days are both mentally and physically debilitating, and so, he missed a lot of work as a result. I've also missed some days working because I had to help him recover. In truth, we both missed more work than we could afford to, at least financially speaking. Due to our smaller paycheck in May, we weren't able to make our rent payment, and now we're past due by a month.
We've already been hit with late fees, and we could be facing more if we can't get caught up soon. I'm worried that we're already facing a situation we won't be able to pull ourselves out of, so I've decided to humbly seek short-term help with our rent. Without assistance, we could easily face eviction because we don't qualify for protection under the moratorium.
Getting this help would get us through my husband's mental health crisis without losing our home. It takes time for him to work through these rough patches, but now that we're on the other side of it, I think he'll be alright for the foreseeable future. However, I am worried that our future could look a lot bleaker if we lose our home. With that being said, we would be incredibly grateful for this one-time assistance. Knowing how much of a difference it would make to us, we want to promise to pay it forward so that we can make a difference in someone else's life in the same way you all will have done for us.
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