First their names are Janice and Gus, they also have a brother Jerry that is not included in the Go Fund Me as he does have a good job, pay and retirement.
Janice is 67 and Gus is 66 and when they were only 2 and 3 year old kids, their real mom took them to the police station because she no longer wanted to care for them. Their dad married a woman that wound up physically and mentally abusing them. It was so bad that a nurse from elementary school saw bruises up and down my moms body and reported it to the police. The kids wound up in and out of foster homes but usually wound up back home as the kids were too scared to tell the judge they didn't want to go back home because their step mom would beat them. One of the brothers ran away from home for over a year at age 7 living in trash bins and eating food out of it too. According to my mom, her father and step mom never attempted to search for him. To stay warm he would steal blankets out of the back of ambulances and unfortunately the brother prefered that lifestyle instead of living at home. This neglect and abuse continued for the entirety of their childhood due to the clear mental instability of the step mom and lack of protection that their birth father withheld. Unfortunately, the children turned into adults that have deep scars in their souls that have never healed. My mom told me when she was raising me that she wanted me to be a happy child because she wasn't and never got the chance. My mom loved me like a mom should and never hurt me the way she was hurt. There are many more stories I could tell you about the abuse they endured, but I think you get the picture. Their dad recently passed and we had hoped that their dad would leave them the house since he didn't take care of them as kids he could at least give them financial security. This is the same house where all the abuse took place so it would have meant a lot for Janice and Gus to say goodbye to the house and also feel that their dad at least gave them something. Well, unfortunately he gave the house to his live in girlfriend and now they get nothing. The girlfriend passed only 2 months after he did and now the house will probably go to the girlfriends children.
The reason for this Go Fund Me page is due to Janice and Gus have no option but to keep working as they can't afford to retire. I would love for them to have some money to ease the financial obligations.
I wish I could say that Janice and Gus don't need the money, but they do. I wish I could say that they don't feel neglected, betrayed or abandoned, but they do. You may not have any extra money to give so a prayer for them would be great! If you do have even the smallest amount to donate, I promise you Janice and Gus are the two most kind people you will ever meet and will appreciate every penny.
Thank you for your time, donations and prayers!
- Frank McCaffer II
- Diana Bergeron
- Rick Hoban
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