Pat Kerns, a former free-lance photographer became permanently disabled seven years ago after she experienced a spinal injury. Pat also suffers from duputren disease: a very painful, progressive disease that eventually will cause fingers to curl in permanently and remain touching the palm of the hand, making it difficult to use the hands. She also has asthmas, arthritis, thyroid disease, fibromyalia and ME/CFS. With these health issues not allowing her to work, it has been very difficult for her to maintain a home that is considered structurally damaged beyond repair.
It wasn’t long after purchasing the home, build in 1977, that several structural issues starting occurring. Some of the issues include; foundation collapsing, termite and carpenter ants, water damage, mold, floors sinking, walls and ceiling separating and nail pops coming out of exterior walls.