We are currently renting a home in which my spouse and daughter reside. We have been current with our rent for more than 15 years with this same landlord. Unfortunately, he has decided to sell the home on 3.5 acres of land and offered to sell to us for $130,000. We are currently trying to get a mortgage, unfortunately, due to being self-employed as a general contractor and not having enough proof of income to be approved. We currently have business in Juniata County and with many times looking for a house to rent at least until we find another proper home, living out of the area would conflict with our steady income. Our original plan was to buy this property so we can do renovations to bring our son home.
Our son, Austin, of McAlisterville, was riding his bicycle to school on Friday, September 29, 2017, when he was struck by a car. Austin was thrown from his bicycle and sustained serious injuries. He was life flighted to Danville Hospital. The injuries included a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, broken knee cap as well as many internal injuries which placed him in a coma for three weeks. After 9 months of physical therapy in Hershey, he now resides in Brookline Nursing Home. He is transported by school transportation to his high school five ½ days a week.
Overall, he needs 24-hour care. We were told by public assistance that there is a waiver program that would help with providing at home care as well as therapy.
We don’t feel he gets the proper care being in a nursing home since his needs are so different than other residents in the facility. Unfortunately, there are no other nursing homes for young adults with a traumatic brain injury in Central Pennsylvania.
We understand that this is quite a lot to bear when he gets home but I feel his well-being and his recovery would develop quicker with constant support.
At the present time, we are just looking for $130,000 to purchase this house and eventually bringing our son home. We understand that $130,000 is a lot of money and we feel very uncomfortable asking for help like this but we are out of options for finding a place to live in our area. We appreciate anything that we can get to help us with this problem that we are having.
John Hunter and family
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