Double Shifts, Credit Card Debt, and Family Loans When Twins Were Born Early

We had a plan that we were not going to be homeless.Allyson Ward Allyson Ward, 43, Chicago Approximate Medical Debt: $80,000 Medical Issue: Childbirth What Happened: There were times after her sons were born 10 years ago when Allyson Ward wondered whether she and her family would lose their home. On some days, she would tick through a list of friends and family, considering who could take them in. “We had a plan that we were not going to be homeless,” Ward recalled. Ward is a nurse practitioner who works at a neonatal intensive care unit in Chicago. Her husband, Marcus, runs a small nonprofit. But when the couple’s boys, Milo and Theo, w...

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