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Foreclosure Fighter Loses Battle With Cancer

Shab Bashiri on January 10, 2013
Posted in: Inspirations

After an extensive battle with stage four breast cancer, homeowner and disability rights advocate, and ACCE Home Defenders League leader Ana Casas Wilson passed away on the night of December 21, 2012. 


Ana was in the midst of a fight to reverse the unfair foreclosure on her childhood home, where she lived with her husband James, mother Becky, 18-year-old son, and 21-year-old daughter. Ana was set to be evicted in October, but after she and supporters set up an encampment at the house, lender Wells Fargo halted eviction proceedings and had been talking with Ana about a long-term solution for her to stay.

From a statement on ACCE's website
Ana's family has vowed to continue the fight for their home, and they have set up a website for supporters to assist them with funeral costs: Donations can also be directed to James Wilson or Rebecca Casas at 8968 San Juan Ave., South Gate, CA 90280. Please consider making a donation if you are able.
Ana was an amazing woman - she fought her whole life for fair treatment in the areas of disability rights, employment, housing, and more - for herself and her community. Please join us in celebrating her life and continuing her fight for justice.

Ana's strength and bravery throughout her fight was uplifting, and her story will continue to inspire others to stand up to the banks and fight for their homes for years to come.