GA family sells everything to pay medical bills

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

(WFLX) - In these tough economic times, lots of people are turning to eBay to sell a few belongings and make some extra cash. But one family in Georgia is selling everything they own to help pay off medical bills.

Last year, 2 1/2-year-old Noah was diagnosed with autism. His older sister, 7-year-old Ayla, suffers from a rare form of arthritis called Stills Disease.

Their medical bills top $20,000 which is why parents, Gregg and Brittiny Peters, are putting all their belongings up for sale. Their TV, kitchen table, washing machine, virtually everything, except the house itself.

"Nothing's more precious than the kids, not a sofa, not a TV. It's as simple as that. Life threw us a curveball, so we're willing to sacrifice these things and put our children first," said Gregg Peters.

The opening price of the their eBay auction: $20,000 which is exactly the cost of their medical bills.

So far, there have been no bids, but more than 800 donations have poured in totaling $10,000. And, even though the Peters' situation is dire, they're planning on donating 10 percent of whatever they make to two foundations that benefit autism and Stills Disease.