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Shrewsbury Sheisterino Part 2: Fundraisers For Unnamed Marines, “Service Dogs,” Non-Existant Non-Profits For Veterans, And More Lies About The Fire

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If you haven’t read part one of the Shrewsbury Sheisterino story published yesterday then catch up by reading here. Basically this woman named Amanda Sullivan, originally from Shrewsbury, started a fundraiser with an Amazon gift list for an alleged former Millbury resident who lost their home in a fire in an unknown location. We reverse Googled the image and found out the fire was in Wisconsin, and we reached out to the homeowner who lost everything, and he said he had no idea who Amanda was and had never even been to New England. From there we found out that she also has two “service dogs” that she claims she was training to help an unnamed Marine who never got out of the hospital. Coincidentally she just so happened to “need” two service dogs, that she now brings with her wherever she goes, including trips to the ER, and the dogs have over 10,000 Facebook followers and fundraise for her causes as well.

Now don’t get me wrong, some of her charities are legit. She participated in a fundraiser with BAAK to help a boy who was dying from cancer last year. But it seems like these are almost used as a smokescreen that she can throw in your face when she’s accused of something nefarious. Let’s check out some of her other fundraisers.

Last month she had another Amazon wish list for an “AMAZING young Marine Corps family” who she never named, which is a recurring theme in her fundraisers. And as usual, she says that the family never asked for this.

Notice the pictures are likely stock photos too. This doesn’t prove anything, but it’s a pattern. A very, very shady pattern.

As I mentioned before, she has done good work in the past. But when she does, she always says the name of the people she is actually helping.

Because then she gets credit for it, and it’s traceable who she is raising money for.

She started a list in April for art supplies for vets.

Coincidentally she recently moved to Gloucester and has an art studio in her house as well.

Here’s another one from May, which again doesn’t say any names, and only gives a vague explanation about some vets helping one of their brothers with PTSD by living with him.

When someone saw this fundraiser they had some questions, and her answers were straight out of a Disney movie.

I mean seriously? How cliche can you get? It’s always some heartbreaking sob story. Of course this Marine was a foster kid who joined the corps, and he happens to have two 23 year old friends in New Hampshire who took second jobs so that he can live with them for free. Because that makes sense. And it all goes through her. You just donate to her, and have faith that these unnamed 23 year olds will come and pick up the supplies and bring it to the wounded veteran who lives with them. Because Uncle Sam doesn’t help out wounded veterans. You have to rely on random women sharing Amazon wish lists on townie Facebook pages.

It’s just something about these people who come across as too good to be true, that makes me think they’re too good to be true. Like last year when she created another Amazon wish list for an unnamed Millbury senior citizen, who she claimed she was personally visiting on Christmas Day with gifts, because her family doesn’t love her enough to visit. 

Here’s one in May for unnamed Gold Star mothers so they could get pampered with an Amazon wish list.

She tags dozens of people in some of her posts, urging them to donate, like this one where she’s selling t-shirts that she’s going to give to unnamed veterans. Notice the Booster campaign’s name.

It’s named after her dogs. It’s an account that she set up. So you’ll just kind of have to assume that the proceeds from this overpriced dog t-shirt will go to “the troops.”

But perhaps the shadiest of them all was this one.

First of all, why does everyone in need always “reach out” to her? Is she Beyonce or something? What does she actually do that’s that special besides spam some town pages with Amazon wish lists? So a teenager reached out on behalf of his buddy’s family who can’t turn the heat up because they’re so poor, and instead of paying for more gas or oil, they’re gonna raise money for space heaters? This of course would put the electric bill through the roof, because if heating your entire house with space heaters cost less money than filling up the oil tank, then everyone would do it.

Oh, and on top of that the oil company just gave them 100 free gallons, but it just so happens that “Mom” has been sick so they have mounting medical bills too.

Luckily “we’ve also connected them to services that will help with the medical.” Because she has contacts in the healthcare industry as well. Is there anything she can’t do by spamming townie Facebook pages?

The dogs’ Facebook pages are where the real fundraising begins. She seems to use these “service dogs” which were supposed to go to an unnamed Marine, as bait to get you to donate. Check out this post, and where she asks you to send donations to.

A $50 donation will help some random unnamed family so they can eat dinner. Are first responder’s families really struggling this much? Are they making less than minimum wage? And you can donate that money to the Gunnar and Scout PayPal account. Except those are dogs, so they don’t have a PayPal account, but she sure does.

Now, you would think this woman is some sort of high profile philanthropist. She’d certainly have to have a registered charity in her name. And she does – it’s called Valiant Veterans. They have a Facebook page, but their website brings you here and gives you advice on Blackjack strategies. Sounds legit.

Here she is with her friend Pastor Will Bard, who she often refers to as “Dad,” and State Senator Mike Moore.

Valiant Veterans advertises itself as a non-profit charity.

And they’re listed on a database for veterans groups.

Except they’re not listed as a registered non-profit with the Attorney General’s Office.

Nor are they listed on the Secretary of State’s website.

But for the amount of money she’s constantly soliciting, this would have to be registered with the state.

Nonetheless her work gets her on the field at Gillette Stadium, and her and Will are able to rub elbows with some pretty famous people.

And did I mention that Amanda is not certified to train service dogs? She readily admits that.

But she trains dogs for other people anyway.

But legally in Massachusetts you can train your own service dogs. It’s just debatable if she actually needs them, since she drags them everywhere. According to her she needs them in the grocery store to make sure no one runs over her foot, and they act as a “stranger alert.”

Notice in this article she says that the money goes to war veterans via her “non profit organization titled Live Life Center.” Except they’re not listed on the AG’s website either.

In this same article she claims the Marine who Gunnar was initially being trained for was her “best friend,” not just some random Marine.

And now these dogs are basically being used as bait for some major fundraisers for non-profits that don’t seem to be listed in the state’s database.

By the way, the dogs refer to her as “Mom” when she speaks for them on Facebook, and appear to have a bed adjacent to hers.

That’s normal.

The dog’s call he friend Will Bard “Dad.”

We’ll get more into that in part 3, as I’m not done digging into him. But he’s a Shrewsbury megachurch pastor running a Stanley Brothers-esque cult in that town. Google him.

We did reach out to Amanda to answer some questions, and she only made things worse with her answers. When we accused her about lying in regards to the house fire from Wisconsin she immediately deflected and started ranting about all the legitimate charity she’s done.

And I don’t doubt she’s done many legitimate things. It doesn’t change the fact that many of these things also seem to be illegitimate.

But according to her she wasn’t lying about the house fire in Wisconsin because someone had reached out to her (they always do) and created a wish list for a guy who never heard of her. Who was the person that reached out to her then?

“A woman.”

Again, she falls back on the legitimate charities to mask this seemingly illegitimate scam.

But what about the article calling her out for being a fraudulent dog trainer?

He’s a liar too I guess. Back to the legitimate charities…..

But what about only listing the first names of people she’s helping, or no names at all?

Notice she’s still insisting that someone reached out to her about the Wisconsin family. But she won’t say who. Keep in mind, she now knows that this man had no connections to Millbury, so whoever reached out to her was lying. But of course that’s probably a lie too. Although she claims she called the police on the person who gave her the bogus information about the fire.

She collects SSDI by the way.

Because of her alleged disability.

And she recently got a new house in Gloucester.

But what I wanna know is, who is the Marine “best friend” she was training Gunnar for?

“Tom.” But she can’t give a last name (to clear her name), and claims she never said Chris the fire victim was from Millbury.

Except she definitely did say he was from Millbury several times in an attempt to solicit Amazon gift cards.

Anyway, this has been exhausting researching this one. But what I really wanna know more about is the Church in Shrewsbury, and her past history with landlords. Because something doesn’t smell right, and a lot of people have reached out to us already, but we’d love to know more. Part 3 coming next week.

20 Comment(s)
  • Buck Futts
    December 17, 2018 at 9:21 am

    She deserves to be put to death, that or crippled severely for life. A firing squad made up of wounded warriors would be apropo

  • Stunt Penis
    December 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    The whole “service animal” thing is the biggest scam on the planet, since Congress passed legislation on it. There’s no mandated certification program for service animals. Five minutes on eBay and you have yourself a “service dog” vest via Priority Mail in 2 days.

    Was at Stop & Slop a few days ago when one of these fake fuckers had his “service dog” (complete with the vest you see on eBay) with him. Dog was barking at people in the store.

    Anyone who has been around *real* service animals know they are weeded out for temperament and go through extensive training, and a *real* service dog would never bark at other people in a store.

    But, Stop & Slop can’t call out the fraud for his bullshit, because they may get sued for an ADA violation.

    The only way to fight fire is with fire. Everyone on the planet needs to go out and get a “Service Dog” vest for their dog, and start taking their dogs everywhere…. This will force politicians to enact reform in the law to address these frauds.

  • Pastor Will
    December 15, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Yea so I fuck Amanda, so doesn’t Corporal Gunnar. She’s sterile so its all good. I can’t get any of the pumpkin spice mafia so I settle for Amanda and she cucks me with the corporal. She can’t run away from me because of her bum foot so its easy ass.

  • Sick of these ratchet fucks
    December 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I have a dream… A dream that one day, I will wake up between her and smokeshow wife from daddy dick pics

  • mrme
    December 15, 2018 at 11:16 am

    DOR??? IRS???? Where are you? Audit time.

  • WeAreFukd
    December 15, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I wish there was punishment for these people beyond the embarrassment of getting called out as a fraud. But in the end it doesn’t matter. The 3 people she may have actually helped by giving them 50% of what she actually raised will come to her defense, so the 25 fake causes won’t matter to some.
    I’ll bet she does a lot of shopping with donated gift cards. (For the charity of course.)
    The most disgusting part of all this is bringing dogs into the ER. She’s an attention whore in that aspect. Really? You need the dogs in the ER? You think it’s okay that someone may need the hospital to be sterile to survive, but it’s okay if you show off your doggies to all the patients? Are you there for an injury, or is this a public relations visit?

    Please, tell us why you’ve never registered with the state? Where are your “non-profit” tax returns?

    Those dogs to her are like tattoos to some people. Don’t look at me. “Look at anything but me, because I don’t like what I see.”

  • Exit 69
    December 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Ok.. Just the facts behind the fire story is enough to raise the alarms. All the “good” She has done is now erased by this one story. She cannot be trusted. And she is using those dogs to worm her way into being a “helper of the downtrodden” the whole thing smells. The older of stolen goods and sweaty orifices fills the air

  • Independent Thinker
    December 15, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Do not give money to any charities or non-profits, other than those local groups where you personally know the people running them and where you know how resources are being distributed. Most non-profits have overpaid executive directors, along with paid staff. These people get these jobs because they are politically connected. Most of these positions can be staffed by volunteers. As a result, most of the contributions go towards salaries, with very little going to help the people in need.

    It’s not just the scammers who are corrupt. Remember Mosaic?

  • T.R.
    December 15, 2018 at 12:50 am

    She has a kind chin.
    Bet her booty is pretty snug.
    Would pound her tonsils and punch the mud grommet.

    • Rockets Redglare
      December 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

      You’ll have to wait until her dog is done with her

  • Things that make you go Hmmmm...
    December 15, 2018 at 12:45 am

    BAAK, Bikers Against Abusing Kids…hmmm.
    Must be a group that thought they are too cool to be with nationally known BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse.
    This story is the very first time that I’ve ever heard of them and the names of these organizations are usually all over the place in my world. My sketchymeter just started pinging. Maybe they’re ok but I’m a little suspicious when a group has a name that’s pretty close to that of an established organization.
    Sometimes these come up as disgruntled or disgraced former members of another club or whatever decide to take their toys and leave the playground to start up some rival colllection of misfits.
    All of this is pure speculation on my part but I’ve been at it for a week or two and instincts count for something when combined with experience.

  • dball31211
    December 15, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Good blog. I can’t wait for pt.

  • Exit 69
    December 14, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    She is an asspony. Can’t wait for part 3. She’s is one of those people that gets off on being a hero

  • Turttlette
    December 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Hi SSTG you’re my second favorite blogger besides Manchester Turtlegirl.
    What happened to Manchester Tgirl? Did she take all of her Turtleboy blogging money and buy a condo in Palm Springs Florida?

    • Bye Estherrr
      December 15, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Manch is that you? Anyone with more than a pea for a brain knows Manch could NEVER meet the journalistic standards at Turtleboy. SSTG is so far out of her league you should be ashamed of yourself lmao … did you not read her blogs?? She was a mistake. Just like her huge turtleboy tattoo bahahaha

    • Shirley Leung's college fuck buddy
      December 15, 2018 at 10:32 pm

      I for one am glad that that I will never have to read another blog by Manch. She should apply to the globe, she can be another example of diversity.

  • Daniel Sullivan
    100% bullshit
    December 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I am a 100% service connected veteran and also work at the VA hospital. The notion that injured vets don’t get taken care of thru the VA hospital is pure bullshit. There is ZERO chance that a vet is living with a TBI and has no help to the point that his two friends have to work extra jobs to support him is such bullshit. This woman is a fucking liar. She is 100% full of shit. You are right she does small legit things to pull off large things that are crap.

    • Bitch is Scamming ON VETS put her out of business
      December 15, 2018 at 6:37 am

      As a vet who uses the VA the statement above is accurate. I’m amazed at what a well oiled machine the VA has become. Vets coming in and out all day getting everything done from eye exams, dentures, knee replacements, psychiatry, prescriptions, wheel chairs, kidney, urology, cold and flu.

      It’s a veterans safe-space so to speak. Everybody is cool to each other patients and staff it’s a unique community of brothers and sisters. Younger veterans and staff all stop to help elderly vets they don’t even know, things you will never see in a civilian hospital. You only hear about the person who got turned away because they were up to something shady usually having to do with pain meds. Go into the VA in Boston and it’s bustling with vets in and out, taken care of all day long.

      I’m a vet and I love the VA they have done more for me then I thought possible and they give a fuck to. I call total bullshit on this ladies story. If it’s true then get these vets in touch with VA and I guarantee the VA will come out in person and begin changing their lives for the better, literally overnight.

  • The Man with the Yellow Hat
    December 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    She just seems like your run-of-the-mill stage 5 clinger who’s obsessed with being close to tragedy. There’s no story here. Reaching.

  • Deflateddoritodinks
    December 14, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Imagine writing off your deductions on your tax return and getting audited. Lol!

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