Wells Fargo sets foreclosure date for cancer patient

Wells Fargo sets foreclosure date for cancer patient

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by BILL McGINTY / NewsChannel 36

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Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 2:14 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – Cindi Davis says her house is a “quiet place.  It’s a good place to fight this battle.”

The battle Cindi is referring to is her battle with breast cancer, which doctors say is terminal. The news got worse last Saturday when a sheriff’s deputy showed up at Cindi’s door and handed her officials papers saying that Wells Fargo bank is foreclosing on her delinquent loan.

Cindi immediately called her husband at work.

“She was hyperventilating and she said, ‘I have other news.’ I said ‘What?’ She could hardly talk to me,” said husband Kirk, who is very worried about Cindi’s health because of this stress. 

The papers say that Cindi and Kirk’s house will be sold on December 19, just six days shy of Christmas.

“I don’t know what to do at this point.  I mean, it’s not much, but it’s been mine for eight years and it’s where we’ve built a life together,” Cindi said.

It’s not an unexpected turn of events, but it is odd. Just two weeks ago Wells Fargo sent NewsChannel 36 anchor Bill McGinty an email saying, “Our thoughts are with Mrs. Davis during her courageous battle with cancer. It is important to note that her mortgage loan has not been foreclosed, nor has she been asked to leave her home. Wells Fargo works hard to help our customers maintain homeownership whenever possible and we view foreclosure as a last resort. As part of our continuing efforts to work with the Davis family, we have reached out to nonprofit organizations that might be able to offer assistance.”

Cindi’s reply to that today is confusion.

“I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be angry because Wells said they wouldn’t put us out,” Cindi added.

Her parents have offered for her to come home to New Jersey, but Cindi said a move out of state might disrupt her North Carolina disability benefits, so for now she has to stay here in the Tarheel State.

“And I don’t know how long I can keep fighting like this, if I don’t have anything to hold on to,” said a dejected, weak, and teary-eyed Cindi.

It’s one more worry, it’s one more reason to do what she doesn’t do often.

“Yeah, I cried this time.  I haven’t cried in a long time.”

NewsChannel 36 reached out to Wells Fargo to ask why the Davis’ got this notice of auction. A bank spokesperson said the same thing as before.

The bank said “their first option is to keep them in their home and that foreclosure is a last resort.”

Again, they wished Cindi well in her battle with cancer.

The Davis’ have a hearing in November and their home is set to be auctioned off on the courthouse steps on December 19.

NewsChannel 36 will be there to document this event.

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