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Within just 5 years I have lost my dad, my partner and subsequently our family home, my younger sister, and recently my mum leaving me now with no immediate family other than my three kids, who I am now having to provide for alone.
Up until my mum died, I have managed to get by through all the heartache, hard times and associated bills and debt, but now I find myself laden with my mum's funeral bill as she left no provisions to cover her death (she died very suddenly). It has been hard enough losing my last family member (other than my children), but being unable to cover her funeral costs and therefore not be able to retrieve her ashes and bring her home in order to scatter her with my dad and sister is utterly heartbreaking.
I have never asked, pleaded, begged or borrowed in my life up until this point. I desperately need to pay this funeral bill but am unable to take out any loans because of the debt incurred when I lost my partner and family home.
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