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Will & Grace 2.0

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Raised by 10 people in 7 months
Created January 1, 2019
Hi, I'm Grace (aka Venka) and my BFF is Will. We're Will and Grace 2.0. We support each other as family, including our little Chinese Crested Powderpuff Andy. He is a joy in our life, because right now we have little else.

We are homeless. We tent camp when the funds are there, otherwise we car camp.  That is difficult for both of us at times, as I am disabled and Will needs spinal surgery  due to a broken back, a herniated disk, and pinched nerves.  He can not stand for more than 15 minutes without pain. And he takes heavy duty drugs so he can manage to just walk. Between the 2 of us, we are taking over 2 dozen prescriptions.

I had a vascular lacunar stroke 3 years ago, and I will have physical and mental issues for the rest of my life. I was granted full Social Security in April of this year. I can't work in Corporate Finance anymore due to cognitive impairment, nor pass a 3rd grade math exam. Balancing a checkbook? Nope. I was the reconciliation queen once, but no more. Maybe with cognitive therapy it will "reestablish" the connections, but that will take years.

Will owned his own business, and made millions, but he gave it all up to take care of his best friend, his mother Dorothy. She had Alzheimer's, but died of pancreatic cancer.  Dorothy needed 24 hour care, and Will did - with no support or help from his younger brother and his wife. There was a garage fire shortly before Dorothy died, more than likely caused by No. 2 and the Succubi, and some of the insurance money to repair the house was absconded by Succubi, as she was also Mrs. X just like Dorothy, and Succubi was friends with the insurance broker. Will had to pay what the insurance company wouldn't or had "already paid" to his mom. The Fire Inspector had some findings that indicated outside involvement and Will knew what happened. No. 2 and Succubi were up to their usual.

When Dorothy died, the reaction from No. 2 and Succubi was macabre. She did a snoopy dance! With as much help as Dorothy and Will provided over decades, including welcoming Succubi into Dorothy's home at 17,  and helping No. 2 and Succubi buy there first home when they were 30, and putting No. 2 through college for a Masters in Engineering that Succubi claimed should have been her's. She got her AA and was a dental hygienist. They whined about how much money was being used, how the house needed work, and were critical of Will and how he would take Dorothy on trips to Carmel or Tahoe. Will could, he had the funds, but they were dwindling. They even complained that she bought a Honda Accord and not a Civic! Dorothy worked for Intel and Lockheed. She wasn't an airhead. And she raised 2 boys after divorcing her husband when the boys were in their early teens.  

When Dorothy died, No. 2 couldn't be reached, only through Succubi. They had their own issues, such as their daughter filing for emancipation. Will's niece came to him  and wanted to live withe him and Grandma, but Dorothy was failing fast, and as a man, Will didn't understand when his niece said she didn't want to be "alone" with Dad.  One day, she came back with a Sheriff's escort and removed her belongings. She was out of that hellhole, and it wasn't due to a teenage tantrum over playing volleyball, as her mother claimed.

Will has told me what has happened in the past, and I have been disgusted and  made nauseous by the things No. 2 has done and said. I will not use his name as I have others in my life with the same name and I don't want their memory to be tarnished. He sickens me that much and Will feels so much guilt over not realizing what hell he was creating within the family.

No. 2 has stolen both executor-ships for their father and mother as Will was named in both his fathers will and his mothers trust. No. 2 had help from their uncle to have Dad's will changed on his deathbed and went to court to have Will removed from Dorothy's Trust, as he was unavailable for probate after Dorothy's death. Will had been living with his Mother in their childhood home for over a decade, but No. 2 filed an illegal detainer against Will and won and had Will removed by the Sheriffs. He made Will, and Andy, homeless and didn't pay off the estate debts. Will had the utilities in is name - and they still are! Will put over $250,000 of repairs and upgrades into the house, but No. 2 wants Will to accept half of the current market value, and the house hasn't been lived in for 2 years!

No. 2 doesn't deserve profiting off his mother's death. He "profited" enough while she was alive. They didn't even help with the funeral and cremation costs. All on Will. Will is trying to fight his brother, honor his mother's final wishes. The whole "guilt" thing plagues him and he even tells his mother he is sorry in his sleep. Will has nightmares over what his "little" brother has done over the years, destroyed the family line with his perversions and greed. Their ancestry goes back to the 1400's here in the US! And No. 2 has done everything he can to destroy Will. No. 2 even knows that Will has prostate cancer and still made sure he was homeless and destitute. Brotherly love is not at work here, not with No. 2's perversions. Will has PTSD from No. 2's demands, commentary and harassment over the decades.  Will finally came to except his homosexuality when his mother was dying. She knew and accepted him as he is.  Having a dear son who was gayer than Christmas at Bloomingdale's was perfect for her! And it doesn't matter to me either. He is my Will.

We need money to keep surviving. We are in the Homeless Navigation System for Alameda County. We are hoping for Section 8 Housing. Will filed for Social Security in March and we are waiting for his hearing. We are "working" the system as best we can.

Right now, Andy needs veterinary help since he injured his leg and won't walk on it. We have asked for help from Paws in Need. They helped when Andy got mauled by a Pit Bull 2 years ago. Andy is a tough, little fighter while still being a good dog ambassador, always  willing to meet new pups and people. Right now, he's sleeping at my feet in the library. I adore this 13 lbs fluff ball!

Camping costs $30 a day. We need a camp stove and propane. We have everything else, I think so far. A tent, cots, sleeping bags and lanterns. Having never camped before until 3 weeks ago, I bought this stuff when I got my Social Security Award. Wish I had taken that money to purchase an Aspen Pop Up Tent trailer instead of staying at Home2Suites. Sleeping in a bed for 3 weeks was wonderful, and being able to cook food, take a shower and having a toilet close by was heaven. Anyway, an Aspen is $3400 and my car (from Dad) could haul it. It would be easier on us than having to set up and take down the tent. I haven't told Will, but it's hard on me, and he has to take "breaks" due to his back. Quite frankly, this camping gig is exhausting! But, we're out of the homeless community. with all the drugs and drama and death threats.

Any referrals to attorney's would be so helpful! We fired the last one as she sided with No. 2 and didn't listen to Will at all. She was rude to me too! Argh! No. 2 owes Will so much, and not just the house. The fraud he has committed, the failure to clear Dorothy's estate, the neglect to the house, the actions he has taken against Will....the list goes on. No. 2 owes Will millions, since No. 2 didn't contribute a dime to Dorothy's care and upkeep and Will couldn't work while Dorothy was declining. And lawyers need money before they will work for you.

We need money to survive. Will has food stamps and General Assistance and I have Social Security and pay the bills, including storage, car insurance, cellular service and gas for the car. It goes quickly, and between the 2 of us, it's about $2300 a month.

Help us please.
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We are tent camping at a Regional Park. And being eaten alive by flies and mosquitos. No spray or lotion has worked, or a citronella candle. We are "what's for dinner".

I have been denied Food Stamps since I get too much Social Security. And there is no consideration for being homeless.

I am supporting myself and Will. Or I have income and Will helps keep me alive, as sleeping in the car is a "NO", being a single woman alone is a "NO", managing on my own is a definite "NO". He gets General Assistance and Food Stamps, a whooping $500 a month. It doesn't go as far as you would think. If we had a home, we could easily do it. We wouldn't have to throw away food that is spoiling, fruit that is rotting, bread that is moldy, etc. To have butter or cream cheese, even cheddar cheese, for more than that day's use, would be wonderful.

The campsite costs $30 per day. That is $900 a month. Then there is gas, which I am filling the tank about every 6 days at Costco at an average of $40/$200 per month. We leave the site since there is no Cell Service and we have doctors appointments and go to the library or grocery store. There are the cell phones - $110 p/m. Car insurance $100 p/m (I am not changing my insurance). And the storage units, because if you are homeless, you will store your stuff somewhere other than the "car".

If you had to leave your home, your job, your daily existence, what would you bring with you? That has to be what you use everyday, regardless of daily temperature, rain or shine, and you can't carry too much. You can wash your clothes once a week, if you can get there early enough and get on the list - and you can take a shower. Showers are not ADA compliant and the laundry machines are old and don't wash well. And people are screaming at you to hurry up or someone cuts in line or the shower breaks.

When this is done, I will publish my story. This is the reality for too many people, and "living" like this changes you. I have changed, I have become more compassionate, yet at the same time more intolerable of certain individuals who claim superiority over me. Such as an old biddy that had an issue that our little dog was with us in Walmart and Will was on a motorized scooter holding Andy. Oops, his vest was in the car, but the employees at Walmart know us and Andy, yet this Biddy had to interject her 2 cents, even stating to the Walmart employees that we were not disabled. That we were frauds. How would she know? I have a disabled placard I use to park- per DMV regulation and a Doctor's certification. Will HAS back issues and needs surgery. I had a stroke. She said I was lying! I am too young to have a stroke!

She knows nothing except how to dismiss people.

Will thinks she has dementia and she sure as hell shouldn't be alone. We have both gone through assisting an elderly woman who isn't "herself" anymore. Will was the lucky one. Dorothy didn't try to kill him. Or give him a stroke.

We are trying, We have people through Abode Housing Services, Axis Health, and whatever agencies are available in Alameda County. We both tell every person we meet - "put us on the list!"

We are tired, hurting, weary. Please, any donation will help us.
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Will and I are in desperate straights. We have gone through our storage unit and returned anything unused to Costco, including a grill and pillows. It has given us enough for gas and site rental fees.

Any donation will help us survive. We have helped others when we can, but not anymore.

Homelessness is a cancer on America's soul. There are too many that have no path to a home.
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We are in dire need

We are tent camping at a regional park, and it costs $30 per day. It's better than car camping. Neither one of our backs can take that.

Andy needs Vet care as he injured his leg last Saturday, but still runs around with his left paw up. He is such a trooper!

We are running low on food stamps. Will has about $60 left for the month.

I am on a specific diet due to diabetes, high blood pressure and two ulcers caused by my pernicious anemia. I am at high risk for another vascular lacunar stroke and for developing stomach cancer. Controlling my diabetes is difficult when I can't cook for myself, store food, or test my blood sugar on a regular basis. It's difficult just taking my med's routinely. The same for Will, with his back and physiological difficulties, not counting the liver issues or his prostate cancer.

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