A Family of Five Dealing with MS and Facing Eviction

Denis

Antelope, CA

Denis and his family were recently on the verge of eviction. While undergoing treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, he found that his disability benefits would not cover all of the family’s rent and regular living expenses. That’s when the Resident Relief Foundation stepped in to help.

Denis and his family were on the verge of eviction. Denis’ wife only speaks Russian and was a stay-at-home mom for their 3 kids while Denis had a great job. Unfortunately, Denis has Multiple Sclerosis and the treatments were not working for him. He was approved for an experimental stem cell program. He was all set and then found out that his disability benefits would not cover all of the family’s rent and regular living expenses.

Due to my illness, I am forced to take a medical leave. I have a wife and 3 kids that depend on me and I am the provider in the family.

We were able to help this family stay in their apartment by subsidizing half their monthly rent for a few months until the stem cell program was finished and he was back to work. He and his family were so grateful not only for the rental assistance but for the financial program we provide. Every month they submitted a budget and bank statements showing progress in expense reduction and financial management. He even joked that he had started to learn to cook.  He wrote us a note:

Your financial education courses were so helpful and we realized how little we knew. My wife and I are now preparing a budget at the beginning of every month.

Dear Board Members of Resident Relief Foundation,

My family and I are deeply grateful for your assistance and education in our financial struggles. Due to my illness, I am forced to take a medical leave. I have a wife and 3 kids that depend on me and I am the provider in the family. We are in a very hard stage in life where we are trying to pay our debts and survive. Your financial education courses were so helpful and we realized how little we knew. We took notes and we will definitely follow them and improve our finances. My wife and I are now preparing a budget at the beginning of every month.  Thank you so much for your foundation, assistance, and the courses.

Because of your donations, we were able to help this family stay in their apartment home and recover from a very trying and stressful time for all 5 of them. Because of your donations, Denis went through the experimental program with FAR less stress and was successful in his treatment goals. We are overjoyed to report that more than 9 months later, they have recovered and are doing well.

Thank you for your support!