How one family’s mortgage is linked to meltdown (Reuters)

Cynthia Goldrick sits at her dining room table at their home in Hampton Bays, New York, in this December 16, 2008 photo. Cynthia Goldrick is fighting to save her home, in a year during which her daughter Erin has gone in and out of the hospital for brain surgery, her mother developed Stage 4 lung cancer and her father was moved into a home for the elderly. This one family's story is more than just a metaphor for the perfect storm that has afflicted the world economy. It is intricately linked, illustrating how the money trail from one failed mortgage runs through frozen credit markets, the transformation of Wall Street and recession all hitting at the same time. (Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters)Reuters – Cynthia Goldrick’s daughter is in and out of the hospital for brain surgery, her mother has Stage 4 lung cancer and her father has moved into a home for the elderly.

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