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Family with overwhelming debt saved by good Samaritan group

Being hit with an unexpected serious illness can be detrimental to any family financially. This can result in overwhelming debt caused by medical bills in Texas or in any other state. One woman's family experienced exactly this when she became seriously ill in 2010. Ever since then her family has been struggling to make ends meet in order to pay for her continued need for medical treatment.

The woman's family had purchased a home that required repairs, however the family decided to first pay off the mortgage before making the repairs. Shortly after the family paid off the home, the woman fell into a coma caused by a rare form of pneumonia which she had contracted in 2010. She still suffers from serious health issues which includes heart and respiratory failure, loss of memory and difficulty with speaking and walking.

Due to the medical bills the family was unable to afford to fix the home as they had planned to do. However, thanks to a local good Samaritan group the family is receiving help with their home's construction needs. The group called Builders Care partners with local construction companies to provide emergency construction services to families and elderly that are in need. They recently came to the rescue and fixed the struggling family's roof which was quickly deteriorating as a result of recent storms.

Unfortunately, not every family struggling with overwhelming debt from medical bills is as lucky. Many times without this type of assistance families in Texas and other states are not able to pull themselves out of their financial hardships. However, medical debt is considered an unsecured debt, which means it can possibly be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. After a bankruptcy is completed the family will be able to continue with their lives with a fresh financial start.

Source: Wink News Now, Family swamped with medical bills surprised with new roof, No author, Sept. 26, 2013

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