It does seem as if it takes the community to step in and help a cancer victim and their family stay in their home when the threat of foreclosure is real. But sometimes, cancer victims and their families stay to themselves and the reasons are somewhat obvious.
The more attention drawn to the family, the more draining the explaining and re-explaining of the situation can be. Energy needed to just get by on a day to day basis is instead siphoned off to either fight the foreclosure, or that energy may be used to help enlist the energy of the community to help fight off the cancerous banksters.
Something needs to change, no?
This story was originally reported on November, 20, 2008 from Jacksonville, Florida, by Charlie Patton. I wonder if anybody else ever did a follow up?