To give you a bit of perspective on the financial part of the situation, things are not looking very good for the next while. Until Emil can go back to work, the already modest income him and Flory had, has been reduced to basically government help.
Employment insurance has not begun yet and will only be available for a few weeks, while applying for disability aid is a lengthy process that will hopefully be finished in 3-4 months!
As it stands these two sources are the only ones that Emil and Flory will be surviving from and as you all know, surviving is the most you can do on government aid.
Meanwhile the already difficult financial situation has been made even more tricky by the final notices from the hospitals in California, announcing us that we owe them over 120.000$ in medical charges. This has come after making multiple applications towards being considered a charity case, since Emil was in full-time Christian ministry and could certainly be considered as such an exception.
This enormous amount is the best offer on their part, after considering our applications.
At this point we are not sure what more can be done, as sadly, every day living survival is in question and large medical bills seem almost impossible to consider in this context.
We are exploring all possible options and trying to find solutions that can carry us through this period while leaving minimum damage.
We do find ourselves in need of support and advice, as we are overwhelmed trying to juggle between all the logistic aspects we are faced with.
The priority as it stands, is to find a viable way for Emil and Flory to cover living expenses while Emil continues his recovery and will once again be able to go back to work.
Again, we are truly grateful to all the friends who have helped and supported us, we wouldn’t have been able to even make it so far without your help!
God’s blessings from Emil, Flory, Alexandra & Cora.