Hello my name is Irene Taylor. I am a 50 year old woman with 3 adult daughters that I raised. I have always done for people when they were in need and put there needs before my own. My body is now breaking down. I have fibromyalgia, tendinitis in my hands, carpal tunnel in my hands and have not been diagnosed yet but rheumatoid arthritis is possibly because of my swollen joints, I have also a valve in my heart that doesn’t work right. This all has been going on for around 8 years. This is my true story that has made me ask for help. I bought my house in 1996 and raised all my children here. A lot of good memories. In 2006 I met and married my husband. He was a smooth talker and we got along great but I didn’t know the truth of him completely. He hid his past from me and so did his family. The day I found out the truth was June 2019 when he overdosed on heroin on my bed in front of me and my youngest daughter. Paramedics revived him with narcan. I begged him to get help. He never did heroin around me and I don’t do any drugs so I don’t know what to look for. In April 2019 on my 50th birthday he was working and I received a phone call from a police officer saying that he was found wondering the street and was confused. When I picked him up he refused to go to the hospital and he couldn’t find his car, phone or keys. The next day he was fired because they said he stole a backhoe from another company and destroyed it. A month later he totaled my vehicle when he hit 4 vehicles while he was under the influence of drugs. Out of 13 years of marriage he has only worked 9 years because he always got fired. Two days after he overdosed he came clean to me and told me he has been an heroin addict and has taken any drug he could find to get high since he was 17 years old and he never stopped using drugs. He also told me that he was high on the day we got married and that he was using me so he could convince his family he was clean. Right after he told me all this he left me and moved to Michigan with his first cousin who he is sleeping with. He has drained my back account, maxed out my credit cards, left me with a 6 year mortgage, and left me with no vehicle. I have so many health problems and no work experience that I have not had any luck with finding a job. I have only $20,000 left on my mortgage, I need a new roof on my house ( I had money saved up for that but he stole that money ), I have borrowed around $15,000 from my 76 year old mother and my 58 year old brother but they don’t have anymore to give me. My credit cards maxed out around $24,000-$26,000. I tried getting a loan but my credit is bad now and no job so it’s impossible to get help. But besides my body being broken and my heart. I never ask for help but I am at a lost. I am not asking you for any specific amount. I am asking you if you could help me and any amount I will greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for listening to me and this nightmare of a story