Closing my grandparents estate

I feel weird about this, but here it goes.  On September 15, 2011, my grandfather passed away.  He was preceded in death by my grandmother by almost 9 years.  I was chosen as the heir and executor of the estate.  There were no savings and about $45,000 in debt plus $10,000 for the funeral plus I have been fighting to keep up with the property taxes on their house which I can't sell until the estate is closed, which means paying off all of the debt...it has become a vicious Catch-22 situation.  
Over almost 6 years I have sold off just about everything they owned in the hopes of trying to get everything paid off and be able to move on.  I have sunk almost $19,000 in personal funds over the past 6 years and sold off almost $27,000 worth of things trying to get this paid off. (How much I got from selling their stuff over the years.)
I have run out of things to sell and the final two things that I need to pay off have been talked down to just under $4300.  Obviously a vast improvement from where I started, but I have been having a hard time trying to sell the last little bit of things in order to pay off these final two debts.  My court date is Oct 7th so that's the goal so I can quit having to take off work and spend gas money to go to court just to tell them I still haven't been able to raise the money. 
If you find it in your heart to donate that would be amazing of you.  If you don't have money, but would like to help, Red Light Cafe is throwing me a fundraiser on Sept 8th and we're looking for volunteer performers.  

Where does the money go?

ORNL Payoff: $1716.10, 40% of debt
Dell Credit Payoff: $2573.56, 50% of debt
Total to Payoff: $4289.66
Go Fund Me Fees/Processing: $428.97
Total to Raise: $4718.63 (it wouldn't let me put in change so I rounded to $4719)

If in some crazy off chance world I raise more than the amount to pay off the debts it will go towards catching up the property tax as I am now two years behind because money has been so tight.  Thank you in advance even if you just read this.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
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Katherine Neslund 
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
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