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Bipolar Afflicted Family Seeks Grant Money To Revive Funeral Home Business

by Catherine Keating
(Canoga Park, CA, USA)

When I was a young girl my dad always told me to save the money for the people who really need it. I have tried to do this all my life until recently.

I married a bipolar man and have a bipolar son and daughter. It seems like you are always taking three steps forward and two steps back.

Nine years ago my mother in law passed away and we inherited two funeral homes. We were left them in very poor condition with lots of back taxes to pay.

We finally had to sell one because we had to get a hard money loan to pay off $100,000. The idea was to sell the building before the loan came due.

Well the market crashed and we could not sell the home. The loan with Capital Trust of Boston came due and they charged us 24%.

We finally sold the one home leaving us with one funeral home left. Capital Trust now has a loan on this building and I know they are waiting to take it from us.

It has been our longstanding goal to run this funeral home efficiently; however, I know with Capital Trust in the picture this most likely will not happen.

This funeral home has been in our family for 50 years. My husband has been in California, which I am so afraid to leave because I must make sure that my family is always covered by insurance.

I would love to have the money to make this business thrive. My husband manages to run his carpet cleaning company but this job is extremely physical.

I look at him and so admire the wonderful qualities that he has. He is a great man. He has so much integrity. I would like nothing more than to see him fulfill his life long dream of helping others in a very desperate time.

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