It isn't easy to write this, as a lot of painful memories come back, but here's our story:
A few years ago mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It wasn't easy to start the treatment, with high
demand and lots of bureaucracy on the way. The hospital was too far. Chemotherapy's side effects were harsh on her. It would take
days for her to be able to leave bed after a session. She lost her hair.
Even through all this she fought on for more than a year, but the disease kept spreading to other areas
and she passed away.
A few days after that our father had a heart attack. Luckily both me and my brother were
nearby when he started having chest pains and we brought him to the hospital. The receptionist immediately
called the doctors and they came. He had the attack a few moments later, but he was saved since help was
Still, he spent more than a week at the hospital, lost a lot of weight and would have to operate (angioplasty).
The operation was done a few months later, he recovered well and everything was fine again.
Then two weeks ago our father had another heart attack. It was morning, and we were just waking up when we
suddenly heard a noise, went to his room and found him on the floor grunting in pain. We called the
ambulance (they used the shock machine to revive him on the way) and they took him to the hospital.
He stayed there for four days under intensive care but this time he didn't resist and passed away. He didn't
even wake up during those four days, so we couldn't even exchange some words.
Now it's just me and my younger brother (and our little dog).
My brother is on the autism spectrum. It's not too severe, but he does depend on me. He has trouble speaking clearly sometimes
and a lot of trouble socializing. School wasn't an easy time for him, and the loss of our parents was much harder
To make matters worse, our home is at risk. When we went to the registry to put our home under mine and my brother's name, we discovered there are
taxes and other payments needed for all the new documents, registries and other things so our home is considered legally ours, even
though we lived here for most of our lives. It's an amount we simply cannot pay.
We also discovered other debts of our home, some dating from 2016 and those also need to be cleared before we can put the house under our names. It seemed our father was negotiating those just before he passed away. He never mentioned anything to us, probably to not worry us.
Now everything fall on us. And we can't do it without help.
After losing our mother and father, we ask for your help so we don't lose our home too so we can rebuild our lives.