String of setbacks leaves them almost bankrupt

Published 9:02 am Wednesday, March 17, 2010

To the Editor:

I have been a resident of the city of Franklin for more than 30 years. I would never have thought that the economy would be this bad here in our fair city.

I never would have thought that after 36 years of employment and service at the Franklin particleboard plant that I would be laid off. We would have never thought that my wife would be diagnosed with a disease that put her in a wheelchair.

We would have never thought that my wife could lose her Medicare and Medicaid because of President Barack Obama’s health care reform that he is pushing down our throats. This is all the health insurance she has, because we can’t afford to pay for an out-of-the-pocket health care plan.

Now my home is facing a foreclosure notice from the mortgage company that we have received in the mail. Because of a low-paying job I can’t keep my

mortgage up to date, pay high utility bills to the City of Franklin and other bills, as well as buy groceries and pay for the other health care needs of my wife.

What is one to do in this situation? We are possibly heading for bankruptcy. I’m on my last hope to take care of this financial problem.

My wife and I are unable to move because she is handicapped and is too ill. We can’t afford to pay rent. We will accept any real good advice financially to help us get out of the mess we are in and save our home from foreclosure proceedings.

Harry Boone