Imagine that times were SO tough that in order to support your three children you had to put EVERYTHING you own up for sale on eBay. Well, that's exactly what's happening with one family.
Georgia couple Gregg and Brittiny Peters have three beautiful children, although two of them need constant medical care. Ayla, 7, has a rare debilitating form of arthritis, and their 2-year old son, Noah, is autistic. The bills are piling up, but rather than lose the things they value most -- their children -- they've decided to sell everything they have. Everything but their kids and their actual house.
To support the family, Gregg Peters teaches tennis. Wife Brittiny doesn't work outside the home because the children need constant care. Gregg's salary just isn't enough, so they decided to sell their belongings to pay their bills.
"Nothing's more precious than the kids, not a sofa, not a TV. It is as simple as that," said Gregg Peters.
Some of the things the couple are selling include: The family's 62" Wide Screen TV, the couple's king-sized bed, bunk beds, kitchen table, patio furniture, dining table,
The opening price for their E-Bay auction is $20,000, the exact price of their medical bills. Rather than people buying up their stuff, many have donated money. The response has been so overwhelming that the Peters, with the help of their bank, have created their own Web site, www.everythingweown.org and so far they have received more than a million hits and a thousand e-mails.
It seems that people aren't bidding on eBay because they don't want to take the Peters belongings. What they do want to do it GIVE them money and so far, more than 800 donations have piled in to their website reaching the $10,000 mark.
The couple is halfway to their goal, but they still plan to sell everything on eBay in item-by-item auctions if they don't get legitimate bids for all of their belongings.
Should someone buy all of their stuff in bulk, the Peters plan to keep the washing machine and will maybe let their daughter keep her bunk bed.
Would you go to these extremes for your family?