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Share the Season: Mother of 2 fears losing her house

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 7:17 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 8 a.m.

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy.

This mother of two young boys has been hit with medical bills and is trying to hang on to her house.

It began when her annual Pap smear test came back positive. Her doctor wanted her to return several times for retesting, and the costs weren’t covered by her insurance. But she had to pay those bills before doctors would check for cervical cancer. She already was behind in other bills and in her house payment.

”I was scared I’d get cancer and not be here for my two sons,” she wrote in her application.

Then her youngest son fractured his wrist, meaning more medical bills.

Now, she is very behind in her house payment, she said.

She has told her parents of her plight and is hoping they will be able to help as well.

“It would take a great burden off my shoulders if you could just help me with my house payment so I don’t lose it,” she said.

So far, Share the Season has raised $138,953.

Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

To donate online, go to www.sharetheseason.org. Or use your smartphone to scan the QR code near this story.

Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Among recent donors:

Anonymous, in memory of Betty Vannoy and Ginny Prast; Warren Andreas; Michael and Susan Brecht; Earline Brittain; Joe and Terri Brown, in memory of Jack A. Mauser; Edward M. Plopa & Assoc., L.C.; First Christian Church Missionary Fund; Robert Held; Linda and Angela Johnson, in memory of Glenna Coulter and Harold Johnson; Terry and Carol Jones;

Judy Lashley; Patrick and Betsy Latta, in honor of Sally Ross; Emerson and Freda Moore; Charles Squire; Jack and Alice Stevens, in memory of Anna Laura Lewis Stevens; John and Barbara Swain; and seven anonymous donors.

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