Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Are You an MSer Who Protected Your Home from Foreclosure?

I received this email yesterday and thought that maybe, just maybe, somebody might be interested in being interviewed for a NMSS magazine article.

Hello all,

You are receiving this email because you are some of my most knowledgable and trusted sources. If you don't want to receive these emails in the future, please let me know and I'll be happy to remove you.

I'm working on a story for Momentum Magazine, the Magazine of the National MS Society, on foreclosure--specifically, how to save your home from foreclosure if you're facing high medical bills as a result of your MS symptoms. We want to celebrate the people who were tenacious enough and smart enough to protect their homes from this foreclosure glut.

Is this you, or do you know someone who might fit the bill? If so, I'd love to talk to you. Feel free to forward this email to people you know who have MS and may themselves know someone in this predicament. Or if you have suggestions of where I might be able to find someone who fits the bill, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Thanks again.


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I was interviewed by Heather in July for an article which will be appearing in the next Momentum magazine.  The article discusses financial issues.

If you have any questions to ask about my experience in working with Heather, please feel free to ask.


  1. Interesting. A subject I hadn't thought about. I'm fortunate enough to have a husband who takes good care of us financially but I'm sure there are so many others who are having trouble with their mortgage due to medical bills. Having been a single mom and poor for a few years prior to my marriage I can empathize with all those people and how trying it can be to be unable to pay bills.

  2. We were pretty lucky during the "really lean" years (pretty much the past 5 years.) Our parents and extended relatives helped us a little (very humbling experience), and we pretty much bought no new clothes, no extras, we went nowhere over night or on vacation(unless it was to relatives or friends, etc.) I think we're still in "starvation mode", although things have gotten slightly better recently, due to social security benefits.

    We bought with a fixed-rate mortgage (very low interest rate.) Our mortgage is somewhat high, but our house is quite small and the area we live in is one of the cheaper areas in the state.

    Maybe I should be telling all of this to Heather! Thanks for the link, Lisa. I'll look for your "Momentum" article soon. I'm gonna be in this month's "New Mobility", talking about my social security disability case.

  3. I "was" one of the fortunate ones but unexpectedly my husband left me. Who knows what will happen? I'm on SSDI which is not not enough to support ME in an apt. much less in a house.

    Spousal will be mandatory in my case but...this is a scary place to be.