I would be extremely grateful if I could get assistance to pay my mother’s home off. This is the only home I’ve known as a child.
My mother was a nurse for over 30 years and she was the bread winner for our family while my father was an alcoholic. She loved to entertain and took pride in her home. Every holiday was held here. From weddings, to back yard cookouts, my mom’s home was the go to for all our family to enjoy. The festivities came to a halt when it was destroyed in Katrina. But my mom didn’t give up on it. This was her dream and forever home. She moved back to New Orleans, alone in 2007 to work while my 2 older sisters and I stayed in Georgia with family. Alone, She over saw the remodel (my father did nothing) all while working to provide for us, finishing her masters, and battling cancer. She did what she could and did everything thing with grace. However, the stresses of financial stability may have contributed to my mother’s demise. In 2012 my mom was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. She battled it for 2 years and had it removed via a procedure called the Whipple. She was so brave and had so much more life ahead of her. My sisters were still in Georgia at the time and my father was MIA while my I accompanied my mom during Chemo. They were all present for her surgery. She seemed triumphant, she had beaten colon cancer and was cancer free for several months. But as fate would have it, stage IV pancreatic cancer resurfaced in November of 2014. It was too aggressive and within months she passed in June 2015. Since then, it has been difficult to handle all of her financial affairs. Her will wasn’t notarized in time and all of her assets were left to my father.
He gambled and drunk everything she left for upkeep of the home, as well as valuables she left for her girls. All within the 1st 4 months of her passing. He let it go because he claimed he never wanted to assume responsibility of the home as if my mom did but I digress before this becomes a bash my dad rank. Presently it’s at risk of foreclosure and he only told us last year how much debt he was in and what hadn’t been paid. All at the beginning of the pandemic mind you.
so the home is also in need of repairs as he hasn’t attempted any maintenance since her passing and had fought us tooth and nail whenever we’ve offered help.
He said he can live in an adult living center and at this point I am in agreement with him.
He has proven himself irresponsible and unfit to maintain the home.
All I want is for the home my mother worked so hard to keep to be kept in our family (my sisters and I)
It would cost $85,000 to get her home back to its glory and that includes repairs.
My sisters and I work, but there isn’t much left to invest into my mother’s home after catering to our own expenses. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and none are too small. I know realistically I may never meet this goal, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Also, I can’t miss what I’ve never right?
I’m also not against receiving prayers or sound advice so that my sisters and I can organize our own finances to reach this goal while we have some time. If you read this to the end thank you for your time. I know time is precious and I appreciate you spending a little of it to read what I have to say.
Thank you and bless you.
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