Weʼre raising £10,000 to Change the tipping point
- London, UK
- 1 day to go
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Hello, It's me.
I had some bad luck and some good luck, beat the odds a few times somehow remained happy and positive. All I ever really want to do is help people in anyway I can.
I was raped and bullied at school and the injuries caused left me with cancer.
I suffered from bone cancer, and got passed the 95/100 who dont make it, met some wonderful people before they succummed.
I was going to join the RAF and unfortunately I got the acceptance letter from the RAF the same Morning I got the letter from the Hospital informing me of Cancer. i can still remember holding both letters in my hand at breakfast glancing from one to the other.
Recently my Wife could not cope with my disability and left me, and My Son has just been Diagnosed with Typ1 Diabetes. in the last 6 months. That totally broke my heart,
I was lucky enough to help fund a charity that paid for kids' education following the boxing day Tsunami in 2004, and we managed to find 150,000 pounds to fund 25 Tsunami's kids all the way through University. Their life choices would have been theft or prostitution otherwise.
I let the house out for a while, but the tenants burnt it to the ground, the silver cloud is that I was able to make the new house wheelchair friendly.
Having managed to secured a Job I was able to get a mortgage to buy my wife out, and 2 years down the line the bank are going to kick the chair from under me because I coming to the end of my fixed rate term.. Unless I can clear my non secured debts.
My pension was sold down the river some years ago under a government sanctioned scheme and my house is my only asset that is my pension and will pay for my care as and when I need it.
I have some lodgers that keep me afloat, and I work a 50 hr week usually and dont get to see my Son more than once a month.
In order to buy my family home from my wife during the divorce I pushed everything to max financially to satisfy her and her lawyers demands which put me up against it, but possible to pay back. with a fair wind.
I will be working an extra job too, to try, to clear my unsecured debt, and I really am on the tipping point.
I ask of your kindness , that if you are able to help me from the precipice I will dedicate my time left on this planet to helping others as I like to do when I can.
The 10,000 will mean the bank will be able to give me a rate that's fair and the time you can help give me to do this means I wont loose my pension, my family home, My long term care support and will likely keep me from becoming homeless.
Thank you for reading so far, and you are already a lovely person just for considering helping people.
With much humble respect and gratitude, I just wanted to thank you.
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