I realize everyone has life struggles and I would like to tell you mine so maybe you would like to help assisting me to get to the dream that I have always had! Home ownership!
I have been battling breast cancer since I was 32 and it was or at least felt like right when I was reaching a good place in my life. It was a huge struggle I had a double Mastectomy. I had it followed up by reconstruction tram flap surgery. I was pretty much alone in all of this as my support system really was nothing...my family which was my mother and grandmother both not well and lived quite far away. I was truly thankful for being alive and to have the chance to make a better life for myself . It was a huge recovery for me some complications that made the healing process a bit longer. I wasn't really well for about 3 years. This affected me physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially. I felt like I lost everything as bills kept coming I was totally unable to work. I felt defeated.
I finally was able to work enough to be able to feel secure I had moved to Toronto to take on a new job and was very excited to have this it felt like the world was opening and I was finding my place. I started to save for a home something I always wanted ...nothing huge just a secure place to call and make a cozy home!
A few months into my new job and learning a new city and meeting all brand new people not really knowing anyone I felt a lump under my arm. My heart sank to my feet and I actually fainted! I left work and made an appt. with a doctor. The biopsy came back that I did have cancer once again. It was breast cancer very confused because I had a double mastectomy how could this be?? it was on the edge of my breast and it didn't really matter how it just was. I also had 7 tumours in my lymph node under my armpit. They removed the lumps and my lymph nodes and put me through 23 radiation treatments. My support system were the ones that were their for me at Sunny Brook here in Toronto.
Needless to say that this was a really hard time in my life. I am back at work and I am determined to buy my own home. I don't want to rent anymore I just want my own home. I have started to save and had to use the monies that I had saved for living as I couldn't work for sometime over the years. I understand so many others have been through this and totally understand. All storied are different but the same as well!
I have found a home I would like to try and buy and I know I won't have the down payment saved until next year maybe longer and the home will more than likely not be on the market anymore so, I decided to take a chance and see if anyone out there would like to maybe try and help me grab my dream! I have always dreamed of home ownership and a sense home...something I don't think you feel when renting at least I don't. I really want to have that security in my life.
If you could help me with any kind of gift to help me get this dream of mine I would forever be grateful and what a wonderful feeling it will be! I would like to thank you in advance for reading a small portion of my story and regardless if you donate or not please self examine yourselves every month...it may save your life no matter how old you are check yourself!