Hello everyone and thanks for being here at my campaign.
Save Deysel House is a fundraiser to save my parents from becoming homeless from debt as they are now being forced into retirement.
When we acquired this debt we were in a position to pay it back but life and time has been unkind to us.
My dad lost his job due to company downsizing early last year and then suffered a thrombosis in the leg and a clot in his lung and near his heart. Further, he then had a stroke in November last year and lost much of his sight and ultimately making him fully dependent on me to drive him anywhere. He is so depressed and it really has made trying to get a new job pretty much impossible for him.
My mom is being retired by the school she works at as that is government policy for persons 65+ working at government-funded facilities.
We owe about R550 000 on our bond (mortgage) for our house and another R50 000 odd thousand in credit card debt. We didn't go around wasting money or taking fancy holidays. These debts were made on things like medical bills, house repairs, recurring car repairs and other expenses that for some awfully unlucky reason kept popping up over and over.
My parents and I have been cleaning out and selling many things to help alleviate our troubles. We have delved into every backup plan and savings we have and have reached the end of our options.
Today is my 27th birthday and I feel awful and guilty. I still live at home and am financially unstable myself at the moment. I do many part-time jobs but I just can't help my family as my expenses for driving and necessities (Such as toothpaste, soap and other toiletries) end up using all of my earnings. I am applying for a full-time job and have been declined because of a lack of experience in my field more times than I can remember now. I hate asking for help because I feel like I've failed as a daughter and as an adult. I am so ashamed and embarrassed.
I don't want any gifts or celebrations for my birthday, I just want my parents not to lose their house and possessions. I want to make sure they don't stress, argue, cry or fear for how we are going to make it through the end of the next month. I want them to have food on the table and to be comfortable as they enter into their elderly years.
This is the gift I ask for on my birthday, today the 19th of February:
Please consider helping us by donating or otherwise sharing this story with someone who can help?
I know there are tons of people in way worse situations than this and that there are many organisations that deserve funding. If you want to fund something else then that's totally fine. I am only asking for help from anyone who feels like it.
A huge thanks to everyone who has already helped my family and to everyone that will. You have no idea the kind of difference you are making to our lives.
Have a wonderful day!
PS. Campaign will only work in U.S. Dollars so I've linked the approximate in dollars to this fundraiser.