Now some of their friends are banding together to try to dig them out of it. I hope that you will go to http://helpthehamiltons.wordpress.com/ and contribute something, or buy something from the Etsy shop you'll find linked there. Every little bit helps.
A couple of friends of mine, Eleri and Blade, have been fighting what seems like a losing battle against serious life issues for the past several years. They have two children with a rare genetic disorder that has dramatically impacted their quality of life (the parents' as well as the kids'), and Eleri has health issues as well that make it tough for her to earn a living. All of this has put them in a deep financial hole.