Woman Has to Choose Between Medical Bills or Mortgage

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SACRAMENTO—

This sign blowing in the wind outside this Sacramento home is a plea of desperation.

“I have no idea, I would have my sister take my mom and see where the chips fall,” Dorothy Gayther said.

For 48 years, this home has been in Gayther’s life. She grew up here, raised her family here. Now she fears those memories could all be on the chopping block.

“I’m hoping that I can get enough money to make at least one house payment, to stop the foreclosure,” Gayther said.

The letters from the mortgage company are piling up, and Gayther can’t afford to pay. The mounting bill has reached $5,000.

“I exhausted all of my retirement and any savings and haven’t been able to make my house payment,” Gayther said.

And because of her illness, she says she can’t work. Plus, she says she was turned down for government aid.

“I came down with a bunch of heart issues. I do have a pacemaker and defibrillator. I did try to get social security, but I was denied several weeks ago,” Gayther said.

She says people have pitched in, buying all sorts of items from her yard sale. She’s even put up a 25th Anniversary Harley up for sale.

“1985 Harley Davidson 25th year anniversary edition. 80-85 percent put together… It’s the Harley or the house.”

Gayther hopes to make enough money, hoping that she can make at least two mortgage payments.

If you’re interested in helping her out, head over to https://www.facebook.com/onemissingpiecesac for more information.

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4 comments

  • miss_vicky

    Why does this woman have a mortgage payment after 43 yrs of being in this home? Thats just crazy and sad…

  • ImaniLove13

    She grew up in the house … She has not been paying a mortgage for 43 years … Hello !!!

  • blabarge916

    Ok so let me just shed some light on something for you "Anonymous". My mother has Congestive Heart failure, ventricular tachacardia, and an enlarged heart along with other things. This really is none of your business but she had surgery in January of 2012 to put a pacemaker/ defibulator in. She can no longer work due to the medications she is on that make her very fatigued. Druggie and criminals hiding out here? Hmm I dont know where you are getting your information from with that one. Must be on of the judgemental neighbors that act as though they are high and mighty. My mother also bought the house from my grandmother it was not given to her. Before you judge someone and go on a public site and slam someoneyou should have the facts, also the medical bills were shown on the newscast. Just sayin. You are not in our shoes and have no idea what goes on here.