Helping the johnstons pay attorney

$12,155 of $10k goal

Raised by 241 people in 8 months
Sunny Johnston  WASILLA, AK
Hello everyone we are Levi and Sunny Johnston of Wasilla, Alaska. As we are sure many of you are aware we have been engaged in a long and rather protracted legal battle to retain custody of Levi's son Tripp. The good news is that it appears the custody situation is settled. The bad news is that we still owe many thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Unlike some we are not able to raise money through fundraising e-mails or SuperPACS and are instead asking for your help in paying these bills and allowing us to get back to the important job of raising our family.

Though feeling somewhat overwhelmed it had never occurred to us to ask for money using Go Fund Me, but after so many generous people reached out to us and offered their help we decided to swallow our pride and take them up on their extremely kind offers.

Anything that you can give would be much appreciated. And every dime will go toward attorney fees and the outstanding debts that we accrued during this long and very difficult legal battle.
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Update 2
Posted by Sunny Johnston
8 months ago
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We just want to give a big thank you to everyone here who has supported us. We love you and plan to give back as soon as we can. You all have inspired us in many ways❤️❤️❤️
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Update 1
Posted by Sunny Johnston
8 months ago
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We feel so grateful for you all right now! This will help us so much. Thank you for taking the time to see what we were up against and how over 7 years this was so draining, Financially and emotionally to both of us. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you look on court view we are being taken back to court again. I'm going to raise the goal because of what these future costs will be. We have always felt so alone in this. But now thanks to you all we feel less overwhelmed. And that is the greatest feeling. Thank you so much from the bottom of mine and Levi's heart ❤️
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Chambers HR
8 months ago
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My darlings, I am old and been through alot in my life but nothing like you are going through now. Bless you and your family. You stand for honesty, integrity and hard work. But most of all...*real* love of family. I will keep on donating as long as I can each month. Bless you.

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Christopher Fyfe
8 months ago
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Funny, I'm a disabled vet who needs desperate help. Only $75 in two weeks yet they've received over $11,000 in 4 days because of who he is. Makes me want to cry!

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Kim Morris
8 months ago
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Donated through Jesse, good luck, you two!!dont let the fools get to you. ♥

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Meghan Phillips
8 months ago
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Chris Fyfe, I'm sorry to hear that. But I don't think you need to denigrate others because you have decided their needs aren't as important as yours.

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Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
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Happy to donate. I have watching and following your family till the beginning of time, before you got married. Love your love story.

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Lindsay Spence
8 months ago
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Hello Levi and Sunny. I was happy to help you last week and have no plans to stop. I am older than you both but you are still role models for me. You set a fine example for how to handle a terrible situation with dignity and grace. In my view you two will ALWAYS be richer than Bristol Palin. While you may not have designer purses, expensive hardwoor floors, and Hawaiian vacations you have true beauty, inside and out. I will always want the latter more than the former. If you have read the book Gone Girl, think of the ending when you get frustrated with Bristol. The evil girl thinks she has one and has the guy over a barrel until he informs her, "I feel sorry for you....you have to wake up every day and be you" I think this is very fitting here.

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Beth Holbrook Stafford
8 months ago
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You may want to disable the comment section so that you aren't subjected to the bile of all the "Ashlees" in the world. I think you've been the victim of enough garbage. Will donate again soon. Take care and smile! We've got your back (an avid IMer)!

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Saxon Lee Johnson
8 months ago
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No matter how much you are harassed by the other family, know that you and Levi are the ones with happiness and contentment in your lives. That's something money won't buy.

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Saxon Lee Johnson
8 months ago
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Isn't there some way to sue Bristol for attorney fees?

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Colleen Fahey Reich
8 months ago
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Dear Kiddos, ( yep you both are kiddos to me) Let it go, at 11k plus a month you will be okay in no time. Don't get too stressed, many of us knew when we gave this would be for the long haul. PS just be glad your husband doesn't have moobs( man boobs). Keep loving and laughing and let your friends worry about the crap being thrown at you.

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Lacy Marie
8 months ago
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lilly, either write a nice, civil comment or don't comment. You sound psychotic. We have to remember we know none of these people.

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Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
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Are you going to open your Facebook page again. I would like to join it.

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Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
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Great going, things will be much better for your family, this stress of money issues worries everyone. I will donate at the end of the month.. Janice

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Meghan Phillips
8 months ago
1
1

Ashlee Nichols, you have no idea what you are talking about. Everything you said is a lie.

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Beth Holbrook Stafford
8 months ago

We MUST keep this going. I have budgeted $100 for each month and I think others will give what they can-even if it's only best wishes.

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Teresa Mazon
8 months ago

I started a Gofundme to help me with my horrific custody battles with my ex, racist OCS workers, GAL that has told my 13 year old emotional daughter they will never come back to me. My ex is using my children as a pawn and using my kids as anchor babies to stay in the country. I'm a good mother that went into court blindsided and lost custody of my kids because my ex is all buddy buddy with OCS, and the GAL. They had no right to keep my kids and I haven't seen my kids since March and haven't talked to them on the phone since end of May. Today is my youngest daughters 7th birthday and she was mama's baby girl big time and she was ripped away from me just because my ex husbands girlfriend hates me and my kids are paying the price for it. Now I opened up a Gofundme because I am all out of options on hiring a lawyer, I don't have the funds to fight my ex, OCS, and the GAL. If you read my story or talk to me you would understand and may want to help me because my children don't deserve this and I don't have any help like these families do. I'm not famous but I'm a person and a mother that deserves to see and speak to her children. If people are willing to help them out I pray that maybe someone can help me and I understand any little bit helps. Thank you for listening. I desperately need help because my ex and his girlfriend are spiteful, vindictive, and they don't mind hurting my beautiful babies. Please help be an answer to my prayers. I know this is supposed to be about the Palins but they have money and I don't and I need as much help as I can get and I want to sue the state (OCS) and the Guardian ad Litem for all the damage they have done to my children. Again thank you for listening I just pray I can get help just as they did thanks and God bless

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$12,155 of $10k goal

Raised by 241 people in 8 months
Created July 8, 2016
Sunny Johnston  
$5
Anonymous
5 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
$40
Anonymous
7 months ago
$10
Anonymous
7 months ago
$25
Anonymous
7 months ago
1
1
$100
Beth Stafford
7 months ago
1
1

with love, from Georgia, USA

JP
$20
Jason P.
7 months ago
1
1

I support you!

$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
1
1
GW
$5
Glenn Wells
8 months ago
1
1
CH
Chambers HR
8 months ago
7
7

My darlings, I am old and been through alot in my life but nothing like you are going through now. Bless you and your family. You stand for honesty, integrity and hard work. But most of all...*real* love of family. I will keep on donating as long as I can each month. Bless you.

+ Read More
Christopher Fyfe
8 months ago
6
6

Funny, I'm a disabled vet who needs desperate help. Only $75 in two weeks yet they've received over $11,000 in 4 days because of who he is. Makes me want to cry!

+ Read More
Kim Morris
8 months ago
5
5

Donated through Jesse, good luck, you two!!dont let the fools get to you. ♥

+ Read More
Meghan Phillips
8 months ago
4
4

Chris Fyfe, I'm sorry to hear that. But I don't think you need to denigrate others because you have decided their needs aren't as important as yours.

+ Read More
Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
4
4

Happy to donate. I have watching and following your family till the beginning of time, before you got married. Love your love story.

+ Read More
Lindsay Spence
8 months ago
3
3

Hello Levi and Sunny. I was happy to help you last week and have no plans to stop. I am older than you both but you are still role models for me. You set a fine example for how to handle a terrible situation with dignity and grace. In my view you two will ALWAYS be richer than Bristol Palin. While you may not have designer purses, expensive hardwoor floors, and Hawaiian vacations you have true beauty, inside and out. I will always want the latter more than the former. If you have read the book Gone Girl, think of the ending when you get frustrated with Bristol. The evil girl thinks she has one and has the guy over a barrel until he informs her, "I feel sorry for you....you have to wake up every day and be you" I think this is very fitting here.

+ Read More
Beth Holbrook Stafford
8 months ago
2
2

You may want to disable the comment section so that you aren't subjected to the bile of all the "Ashlees" in the world. I think you've been the victim of enough garbage. Will donate again soon. Take care and smile! We've got your back (an avid IMer)!

+ Read More
Saxon Lee Johnson
8 months ago
1
1

No matter how much you are harassed by the other family, know that you and Levi are the ones with happiness and contentment in your lives. That's something money won't buy.

+ Read More
Saxon Lee Johnson
8 months ago
1
1

Isn't there some way to sue Bristol for attorney fees?

+ Read More
Colleen Fahey Reich
8 months ago
1
1

Dear Kiddos, ( yep you both are kiddos to me) Let it go, at 11k plus a month you will be okay in no time. Don't get too stressed, many of us knew when we gave this would be for the long haul. PS just be glad your husband doesn't have moobs( man boobs). Keep loving and laughing and let your friends worry about the crap being thrown at you.

+ Read More
Lacy Marie
8 months ago
1
1

lilly, either write a nice, civil comment or don't comment. You sound psychotic. We have to remember we know none of these people.

+ Read More
Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
1
1

Are you going to open your Facebook page again. I would like to join it.

+ Read More
Janice Murphy Soderquist
8 months ago
1
1

Great going, things will be much better for your family, this stress of money issues worries everyone. I will donate at the end of the month.. Janice

+ Read More
Meghan Phillips
8 months ago
1
1

Ashlee Nichols, you have no idea what you are talking about. Everything you said is a lie.

+ Read More
Beth Holbrook Stafford
8 months ago

We MUST keep this going. I have budgeted $100 for each month and I think others will give what they can-even if it's only best wishes.

+ Read More
Teresa Mazon
8 months ago

I started a Gofundme to help me with my horrific custody battles with my ex, racist OCS workers, GAL that has told my 13 year old emotional daughter they will never come back to me. My ex is using my children as a pawn and using my kids as anchor babies to stay in the country. I'm a good mother that went into court blindsided and lost custody of my kids because my ex is all buddy buddy with OCS, and the GAL. They had no right to keep my kids and I haven't seen my kids since March and haven't talked to them on the phone since end of May. Today is my youngest daughters 7th birthday and she was mama's baby girl big time and she was ripped away from me just because my ex husbands girlfriend hates me and my kids are paying the price for it. Now I opened up a Gofundme because I am all out of options on hiring a lawyer, I don't have the funds to fight my ex, OCS, and the GAL. If you read my story or talk to me you would understand and may want to help me because my children don't deserve this and I don't have any help like these families do. I'm not famous but I'm a person and a mother that deserves to see and speak to her children. If people are willing to help them out I pray that maybe someone can help me and I understand any little bit helps. Thank you for listening. I desperately need help because my ex and his girlfriend are spiteful, vindictive, and they don't mind hurting my beautiful babies. Please help be an answer to my prayers. I know this is supposed to be about the Palins but they have money and I don't and I need as much help as I can get and I want to sue the state (OCS) and the Guardian ad Litem for all the damage they have done to my children. Again thank you for listening I just pray I can get help just as they did thanks and God bless

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