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For: Tessa Dick
Crestline, CA
Organizer: Tessa Dick
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The Story

I live in a tiny mountain cabin that's worth about $45 thousand, and the monthly payments is $365. I've had this house since 2004, and it's all I have left. I don't have a car, and I am not able to drive, anyway. I don't go to the movies, I don't eat out, and I don't go shopping. I get my clothes from friends, used clothing in good condition. I also get a few things at thrift shops. I get most of my food from the local food bank. I try to keep my expenses down to the bare minimum. Unfortunately, cutting expenses isn't enough. I also need more income. Now, you might think that I get something from my husband's estate, but the truth is that I don't. His children get the little bit of income that remains. It isn't much. 

It's one thing after another. I'm already bankrupt. I went Chapter 13, which means that I pay my past-due bills by sending monthly payments to the Chapter 13 Trustee. Meanwhile, my mortgage company keeps trying to take my house in foreclosure, even though the bankruptcy court says that they can't do that. They are not crediting the full amount of monthly payments to them, and they are falsely reporting my payments as past due, so I can't even refinance because my credit rating is in the dumpster.  They are not crediting any of the payments that I make in my bankruptcy plan, and they are taking a big chunk of my direct payments for the arrears. In other words, they are double dipping, collecting twice the amount that I actually owe them.

This began back in 2007, when I suffered the first of a series of serious injuries. I cracked my skull, broke my leg, tore the ligaments in my knee and broke a few ribs. I couldn't make the property tax payments, so Select Portfolio paid them. I need the resources to fight Select Portfolio, to force them to be honest while I pay them what I actually do owe them. 

I'm stretched to the limit, and I'm working is hard as I can and as much as I can to earn money to pay my bills. When the weather clears up, probably toward the end of May, I plan to have a huge yard sale. We got snow yesterday. We keep getting freezing rain, too, on this mountain. I really need your help. 

My eyesight is poor due to cataracts, but it isn't quite bad enough to get surgery to correct them. My back is so bad, due to a ruptured disk, that I can't lift more than ten pounds, and it hurts to lift more than five pounds. Yet the government has decided that I am not disabled, even though I can't sweep, vacuum, mop or do dishes. I'd be in some kind of board and care home if I didn't have wonderful friends and neighbors to help me. I can't even do my own grocery shopping. 

Please help me get through this.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 25, 2017

Posted on June 25, 2017

I made a brief appearance at a local event, and it resulted in a job. I've been invited to speak to a writers seminar, and it will pay $200. It's only a one-ff, but it certainly will help to pay the bills. it's local, so I don't even have to travel. In fact, it's in walking distance. 

Posted on June 24, 2017

Posted on June 24, 2017

I sold three more books on eBay, but I forgot to sign them. They'll come back for my signature, so I'll have to pay for postage. I won't make that mistake again. One of the buyers said it's okay, and so that saves me a little money. 

Posted on June 20, 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017

I still can't quite afford to get my shower fixed, so it's more sponge baths for me. At least I can do them in the bathroom instead of the kitchen, now that the bathroom floor has been replaced. Thank you  all for your help, prayers and good wishes! 

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