My story is not an easy story for me to type. My wife and I had a 20-year-old son with special needs and a rare genetic disorder that was incredibly hard on us financially. We often missed work due to his needs and hospital stays, and funding for him was hard to come by.
We ended up with a ton of credit card debt to keep him (and us) well and healthy. This was a vicious cycle that went on for a few years. We knew we needed to correct this debt, but it was a struggle to find a bank to help us.
We received a call from our Affinity advisor, and we explained the circumstances of our needs. She said she would do whatever it takes to help us – and she did just that. We were able to consolidate our debts, as well as keep a few dollars left over in the bank in case of emergencies.
Before the loan was even finalized, we lost our son to his disorder. He passed January 20, 2020, and a few days later, we finalized the loan. Had we not received this help, I'm not sure we would have made it through this year. It’s been incredibly difficult to say the least, but not having credit collectors phone us multiple times a day has certainly reduced the stress of our situation.
We thank you for giving us the loan and really changing our lives for the better. I don't share this story for the prize money (although it would be handy). I share this story so you know that people out there just need to be given a chance, and with the right help, you can reduce debt stress. I couldn't have imagined what stress I would have right now if it wasn't for the care Affinity took looking after my family and our needs. I'm forever grateful. Thank you!