A year after her son, Jordan, was killed in a crash on Highway 101 in Northern California, Heather Breen has still not found a place to live.
“I still don’t know where I’m going to live,” she said.
The Breens’ dream of moving to the US was shattered when their son was killed.
They were renting an apartment in San Francisco, but were moved to a cheaper property by a family friend.
After her son’s death, Heather began to lose hope of finding a permanent home.
She now has nowhere to live, has no job and no friends, and is struggling with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Her son’s family, however, were able to secure a temporary home in Colorado.
Hannah Breen, Heather’s daughter, said she was “shocked” to hear that her mother was not eligible for a temporary housing voucher.
“(The Bens) were just living the dream.
I mean, they knew they were going to come to the States, they were just so happy about it,” she told ABC News.
As Heather was working to find a permanent new home, she decided to take her son to the doctor to get some testing done to see if he was still alive.
Heather said she believed her son was not at fault in the crash, but she said he was scared for his safety after watching a television report about the crash.
Dr Richard Risling, an emergency room doctor at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, told ABC that it is difficult to tell when a person is still alive because of how they feel.
“You can be really relaxed, but then if you start getting nervous, you’re not sure if you’re breathing or not,” he said.
“It’s really hard to tell if a person has died.
It’s more likely that you have a pulse, and then you have to be careful because if you have an adrenaline surge, that could cause death.”
After spending time in the ER, Heather said she received a diagnosis of a severe traumatic brain injury and had a blood test taken.
A month later, she received another MRI.
“The first scan showed that my brain was in a complete shock,” she recalled.
But after another MRI showed the brain had recovered, Heather was told she was no longer in danger.
When Heather’s husband found out she had been diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injuries, he called a relative, who drove Heather to the hospital.
According to Heather, the relative told her that her husband’s death had been a terrible accident.
Before Heather was able to leave, she was diagnosed with severe traumatic head injuries.
Even though she has a history of anxiety, she said she felt better when she went to the ER for a second opinion.
Despite being diagnosed with two head injuries, Heather has managed to find stable housing and was able apply for a housing voucher that would allow her to live in the US for three months.
She said the decision to move was not easy.
“I don’t think it’s easy to leave your job and go live in another country.
I’m not used to that.
It’s a whole new world.
I didn’t know what I was going to be doing,” she explained.”
We were very happy when we got our voucher and were able.
We just want to be able to stay in California.
We don’t have much money, but we can stay here and we can afford to stay.”
Despite all of the challenges, Heather and her husband have remained upbeat about their future.
In a statement, the Bens said they were still hopeful that Heather would be able find a new home soon.
“As we move on with our lives, we are committed to finding a new life for our son, and we will always remember him and his memory with all of our heart,” they said.