I'm not a huge FB group person, but I'm in a group for CF (Cystic Fibrosis) parents on there. I usually just read the posts, rarely commenting or posting myself. This CF mom posts today talking about how she created a GoFundMe account so that she and her husband could fix their vehicles. She portrayed herself as being this "pitiful mom of a CF child" who is in dire need of money so she can take her CF child to school, appointments, to get meds, etc. She mentioned that her own sister wouldn't help them, but insead advised them to sell their gaming systems & games in order to help pay for their vehicle repairs. I agree with her sister.
I actually commented stating she needs to learn how to manage her money better, and that if you are asking strangers for money, you better be prepared to get the 2nd degree as people work hard for their money and don't give away lightly. She jumped down my throat. Then, she commented that they were military. I was livid! I can't stand when people misrepresent who they are, what help and coverage they get when it comes to having a medically fragile child with a terminal illness. She needs to take a class on money management, get a loan or credit card to pay for the vehicle repairs, or better yet...sell all the electronic crap they don't need. She refuses to sell the child's gaming stuff as "he has CF and it's the only thing he truly enjoys." Oh give me a break lady.
Having a child with a terminal illness is no excuse to mismanage money and then expect others to bail you out. I called her out on "all the medical expenses" they have, being that Tricare covers 99% of all the expenses related to CF. She ended up deleting the post...probably b/c she knew most of us were right when we didn't support her.
I can't stand when people play the "poor pitiful me" card when they don't have money when it's their own damn fault!
That's my rant for the day....LOL!
How was your day?
*Let me add that I don't agree with those GoFundMe accounts...it's a horrible company that takes 30% of all donations as a fee, which is a shitty thing to do, and I think there are better ways to raise money for a terminally ill child waiting on a lung transplant or funding a funeral for a 5 year old who just died. Just my opinion.