It’s been a while since I’ve gazed down the virtual panhandlers’ intersection at GoFundMe, my least favorite part of the internet. Not much has changed in my absence, apparently. Take for instance this gem of a campaign sent in by a reader:
“This campaign was set up to help our dear friend Aurora fly herself and her children to Morocco to visit her in-laws.
Aurora faced a very challenging pregnancy last year, which took a toll on her both mentally and physically. She’s been struggling with post partum depression as well as not having any child care to help out when she needs it. It’s been very difficult with very little family around to help.
While also caring for her children, Aurora has had to endure a marital separation with her husband leaving her to go through her entire pregnancy alone as well as their baby being a year old now. Aurora is a disabled single mom living on a single income. She does not receive any type of child support/alimony from anyone.
With Aurora’s post partum depression it has gotten worse and she really needs support from the only family she has left besides her father which he works all of the time and her aunt who lives out of town with whom she only sees about one time a year around Christmas time. Taking care of two children 11 and especially an infant who consumes much of her time everyday. With lack of sleep and not eating has taken it’s toll on her emotional well being. Right now she needs her family as well as their support with raising her infant child. She’s done all she can possibly do up until this point.
One of Aurora’s biggest wishes is to see her Mother-In-Law in Morocco who has been ill herself at the moment as well as her husband’s grandmother who is 100 years old. During this trip Aurora’s in Laws will be able to meet the grandchildren they’ve been dreaming about meeting as well as meeting Aurora for the first time.
Her husband went to Morocco last year by himself to visit his family. Aurora never got the chance to meet her in laws due to her husband leaving the country without Aurora and leaving her to care for not only her 10 year old son but a newborn baby. She’s done her best to care for the both of her children and try her hardest to provide for them. Which is why her friends we all decided to create this gofundme for her trip.
All of the money being raised to going to be used help Aurora obtain new passports for herself and her children, pay for round trip tickets to Morocco for all 3 of them, pay for lodging and care while being there for a month-2 month duration. Please don’t hesitate to donate any amount because every little bit counts. Inshallah we hope we she will raise all the money she needs. If you could it in your heart to donate we would love it and greatly appreciate it.
Thank you & God Bless”
So, let me process this real quick. Essentially, this unemployed mother wants to raise enough money for a down payment on a small house so that she can pack up her fatherless crotch fruit to fly to freakin’ Africa to visit the family of the husband who abandoned her as soon as his seed stuck for two months. Because life thus far has been pretty shitty for her in the States, due to lack of sleep and eating, allegedly:
Which is debatable.
Oh, and postpartum depression, or maybe fibromyalgia, scoliosis, IBS, deadbeat-daditis….whatever has stricken her disabled enough to be unable to work or otherwise provide for her children, or apparently so much as care for them on a daily basis without a 60 day all expenses paid vacation to Morocco.
And apparently visiting strangers in a developing country will help her with all this. Somehow, maybe, who knows. Also, no word on what happens to the funds if she doesn’t meet her goal, having no means of her own to do any of this at all, but they sure hope she will.
And no, the father obviously will not be assisting in this trip. Despite being in and out of the picture and providing no verifiable support to the woman who supremely decided to marry a foreigner with no demonstrative interest in her or the raw-dog trophy he left in the US like a souvenir. Implicitly this appears to not be the first time she’s allowed a guy to deposit his babybatter in her sploogetube and book a one-way ticket as soon as they start swimming, because she does not receive alimony or child support from “anyone”.
And apparently this is not her first time marrying some guy from a politically unstable, developing country instead of just shacking up with someone the Department of Revenue can locate.
She has to know by now they aren’t extraditing deadbeat dads over any $20-a-week child support payments.
Nor will the father’s family be chipping in any money, apparently. Seems like great circumstances to pack up your crotch fruit for a 14 hour flight and months long stay with people who they will feasibly never see again. Where do I donate for this landwhale’s complete and utter lack of foresight? Sure, she has set up some parameters for others’ judgement here:
But I’m a full-time employed tax payer, so I know I meet one of the criteria listed. So I’m going to judge away. Here we go:
This whole plan is shit, the excuses are shit, and no, I won’t donate a dime. Just my two cents, see below.
Ideally you want to be sure the ink on your new husband’s green card is dry, minimum, before you allow him to inseminate you. That’s common sense given the flight risk here. If you skip over that step and he does take off, it is entirely stupid to expect a damn thing from his family overseas. They don’t give a fuck about you now, and they won’t later. Notice the lack of “her inlaws are paying for…” prefacing any of the copiously pricey expenses listed above. All this is of secondary importance to the fact that flying your fat ass to Africa will not help you secure a job, childcare, or appropriate medical treatment for all your real and imagined debilitating conditions that are reportedly keeping you from living a halfway functional life. In fact, it will hinder all of this, not to mention fuck up the SSDI check you live off because if you leave the country for more than 30 days consecutively, the Social Security office considers you relocated. Unless you are planning on committing benefit fraud, which you’re probably planning to do anyway realistically. Publicly posting your intentions, and appealing for the money, to leave the country is a dumb move in that case. Nowhere in this supremely entitled and misguided plan is there any remedy for the fact that this chick had multiple children she openly cannot cope with caring for, with multiple men who don’t even want to share the same international calling code with them, or her.
This fat sludgepump does not need a vacation overseas. She needs a job, a childcare subsidy, a serious reality check, and mandatory sterilization. Or at the very least, a retro GoFundMe:
In summation, as far as this GoFundMe goes, I rate it a solid – Do NOT recommend.