To: Virginia Housing Development Authority

Help Summer and Rain and the non human family members stay in their home.

Dear VHDA folks, I admit to my shortcomings, and want to make things right. My 12 year old daughter has been sick for some time and was finally diagnosed correctly with juvenile arthritis. I suffer from depression and have not dealt with a lot very well. I am employed full time and Summer is finally getting the help she needs. Now that bankruptcy court is not protecting us, I have three hundred twenty dollars more dollars with which to pay you.

Why is this important?

I was given a grant in order to help buy this home. I agreed to live in it for ten years (not a hardship by any means as we love our home.) We've been here eight and a half years. The grant will become payable at the forced foreclosure. I make $11 an hour at a little local natural market. I was counting on this house to help pay for my daughter's college education. She is in the International Baccalaureate program at Lucille Brown Middle School. Her disease, as I've found out at the Juvenile Arthritis convention recently, is affected by stressors experienced by parents. Help me help her. Don't make us leave everything she has known. I moved around a lot when growing up and I didn't like it much. She is a tough cookie and will make the best of it, but I don't want her to have to because I was falling apart. I am sorry.