Help Support Howard and Paxton

In college, my older brother Howard (Whit) Whitney, met and fell in love with a wonderful woman.  Shortly after college they married and started a family.  Whit became a full time stay at home dad so his wife could advance her career.  Together they welcomed two amazing boys into the world, Howard and Paxton. 

Whit and his family moved all over the country and the world, from Florida, to Virginia, to Tennessee, to the Philippines, and eventually back to Florida; all in support of his wife's career.

The greatest gift he was given was the opportunity to raise his sons from the time they were born; being the primary caregiver allowed him to tend to their every need from diaper changes, to late night feedings, to emergency doctor's appointments when a fever spiked, all of which are things he cherishes.  Their bond is really amazing.

Unfortunately, while Whit was at home raising the boys, his wife was on the road a lot for her corporate duties. 

After taking a new position based in Virginia, and months and months of being away from her family, she and Whit agreed to move the boys up with her to Virginia so she could have more time with them.  Whit would then sell their house in Florida and join the family in Virginia.

After Whit moved the boys up and got them settled in, she left Whit and they divorced.  He was heartbroken.

Soon after she and the boys then moved in with another man who is now the boys' stepfather.  

Then tragedy struck. 

The boys' mother, Whit's ex-wife, was diagnosed with cancer.  She passed away a few months ago.

Since there was shared custody between Whit and the boys' mother, and in an effort to help the boys cope with her death, Whit thought it would be best to work amicably with the stepfather to help the boys gradually transition to living full-time with Whit. 

The stepfather agreed under the guise of doing what was best for the boys; but behind Whit's back the stepfather hired an expensive high-priced attorney who is actively challenging Whit's parental rights and trying to keep the boys with the stepfather permanently.

Howard (12 yrs old) and Paxton (8 yrs old) need to continue their therapy and healing.  They do not need to deal with a ruthless court proceeding challenging their father's parental rights.  

Whit needs help to defend himself in this unnecessary legal battle.  He also needs help to continue paying for the boy's therapy and counseling.

Please consider sharing this campaign and donating.  This is extremely URGENT as the boys need to stay in counseling and Whit needs to fight the challenge to his parental rights.

Any excess funds will be put into trust for the boys educational college fund.

Thank you.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Joshua Cohen 
Omaha, NE
Howard Whitney 
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