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Dying woman's final wish to save husband, home from foreclosure


HOUSTON, TX, Kevin Reece, KHOU -

"A terminally-ill woman who saw her bucket list dream come true with a wedding at Houston's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart has one final wish—to save her husband and her home from foreclosure.

Morrissia "Risa" Sauer, 50, profiled in stories here on KHOU last year, suffers from a variety of ailments, including congestive heart failure. Doctors have told her there is nothing they can do other than try to make her comfortable in her final months. Silverado Hospice has been providing in-home care for the last year at her Richmond home she shares with her husband Johnny.

But even after the bucket list highlight of their wedding last November, the couple's struggles have continued. Johnny has a low-paying job where his health insurance helps with Risa's extensive medical costs, including her hospice care, but the additional bills and burdens of Risa's terminal fight now have the couple three months behind on the mortgage at their modest home, and, despite her terminal illness, their bank is threatening foreclosure.

Friends who helped generate the outpouring of support that brought Risa the wedding of her dreams now hope a GoFundMe site will help the couple keep their home.

If you are interested in helping Risa and Johnny, here is the GoFundMe page and links to KHOU's previous stories: Hospice helps local woman's 'Bucket List Wedding' become a reality, 'Bucket list' wedding comes true for terminally ill woman"

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