Foreclosure Fighter Loses Battle With CancerShab Bashiri on January 10, 2013
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.
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.