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Wed Dec 28, 2011, 10:34 AM

 

Photo Essay: 55 yr old ALS victim wants to die in foreclosed home

Luther Findley, 55, tries to explain to the Bank of America via speaker phone that his wife wants to die in their house as he asks for an extension on his eviction from the house they have lived in since 1996. "My wife is a quadriplegic and I have no place to move her," he says. The voice on the other end says it doesn't look good but they will get back to him a few days later. The Findley's dual medical and financial crisis brought them to the brink of homelessness in what doctors say are Claire's final months of life. Barely able to speak Claire Findley wants to die at home. At 59, she is in the end stages of ALS, which she has had for the past 5 years. Only months remain. Her husband, Luther, a contractor, quit work to take 24-hour care of her, and they fell behind on the mortgage of their Fair Oaks house. They lost the house to foreclosure in March.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/17/4129973/medical-and-financial-crisis-daunts.html?mi_rss=Lifestyle%20Galleries#storylink=cpy

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