by Staff writer
A couple living in New York City jumped to their deaths from a 17-storey building on Friday because they could no longer afford medical bills, the New York Post reports.
According to the suicide notes found in their pockets, the struggling parents found it hard to pay their doctor’s bills.
The bodies of the 53-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were found in the middle of the street after the two jumped from the 9th-floor window of a 17-storey office building on Madison Avenue at about 5:45am.
suicide notes were discovered in the pockets of both the man and his
wife, who were apparently driven to take their own lives by the stress
of increasing doctors’ bills.
“WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE,” the man’s suicide note began. “Patricia and I had everything in life.”
His note continued on to describe the couple’s “financial woes,” saying they could no longer live with their “financial reality.”
“We both have medical issues,” his note continued. “We just can’t afford the health care.”
“Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them,” the woman’s note added.
The identities of both victims were not immediately released.