Eviction on hold for woman living w/ cerebral palsy

WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) – There’s good news for a woman living with a debilitating disorder, threatened by her bank of eviction.

Living with cerebral palsy has taken a toll on Sandra Weiler, also a recent cancer survivor. Now her fight to keep the house which she renovated to meet her physical challenges, is compounding everything else.

“I have nowhere else to go,” she said.

Weiler’s bank, Wells Fargo, sent her an eviction notice after missed payments. Due in part to her declining health, followed by a series of miscommunication and her then lawyer, moving out of the state unexpectedly.

Lewis Chimes is her current attorney. “At some point she had the money and first was a $1,000 short and then $200 short and then when she went to pay it, both times instead of taking it and say just write us another check, they rejected the tender and she was kind a stuck.”

The money she did have, paid medical bills after she lost state coverage. But there is reason to celebrate.

Chimes explained, “the good news is right now, things are going to be on hold.”

Wells Fargo issued this statement, “We do what we can to keep our customers in their homes whenever possible, and have canceled the eviction originally set for Sept. 26 while we look into this matter.”

“I am really grateful,” said Weiler.

The former daycare owner has a PhD and is a special ed teacher, still teaching once a week at Southern Connecticut State University. Her home is her sanctuary.

Weiler said, “it makes me more independent. I can do much more on my own.”

Her struggle has led people to reach out to her.

“I will admit I cried all day yesterday because people that I don’t even know were calling me.”

The call with Wells Fargo could happen by the end of the week. The goal is to work out a way so that Weiler can stay in her home.

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