My wife, Suzanne, is my life. She struggles with her health, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis eight years ago. Despite all this, she stays positive and remains a joy to be with for everybody who is lucky enough to meet her. I so want to spoil her, but to give her everything she deserves is impossible, as there is not enough money in the world for that! But, the problem is that I do not have any money to spoil her in any way. I cannot even afford to do what I, selfishly, want more than anything, which is to spend more time with her.
I worry for our future. Having been made redundant three times since my wife’s diagnosis, our finances have been decimated. We have no property, so we can only afford to rent. Our car, which I need for work, is fully financed and we have no savings, no pension and no hope for the future. I have built up substantial debts to cover our living expenses whilst I was off work and have the taxman on my back as well! My health is suffering as I worry, not so much for me, but for my wife. I cannot bear the thought of letting her down and seeing her suffer in any way at all, as stress exacerbates her condition. I recently also lost my beloved father and had to help out with funeral expenses. Really down on my luck at the moment!
We are not greedy people. We are pleasant, honest, law-abiding, loving people who will do anything to help others. We are just in a position now where we are the ones who need a little help. I work hard, both at home, looking after my wife, and at work full-time. But, no matter how hard we try, we just cannot get our heads above water. Our love is the only thing that keeps me going. We have been married for 19 years and are more in love than ever. It breaks my heart to leave my wife every morning, but I have to keep going to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table.
If I could just get rid of the debts, currently sitting at around £50,000, I could concentrate on building a future for my wife and I and a legacy for our son.
I appreciate that there are people worse off than ourselves. But, I have to do what is best for my wife and my son and I am sure you can understand that. I don’t know if you can help us at all. But if you are able to help, or even provide an introduction to somebody else who may be able to help, you could make such a huge difference to our lives and I would be eternally grateful.