Help Tony’s daughter

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Raised by 280 people in 37 months
Tony has passed on 01/06/2018, I had to uproot everything in my life and move to Virginia, I’m trying to go to college before boot camp, I can’t afford all the tuition, I’m falling short on bills and part times jobs don’t pay enough to support myself. I’ve never been on my own before. I don’t know what to do. I need help 







I am a single parent, and I work freelance/self-employed. I've missed considerable time working already, and will miss significantly more time, yet, because I've just had brain surgery. Getting back to work now has been proving difficult so far, just since the biopsy (anti-seizure meds make me tired and make it hard for me to focus), and I'm going to be doing radiation therapy 5 days/week for the next 6 to 8 weeks, starting 20 February, which is only going to make it more difficult.
On 28 January, I had a seizure, and went to the ER at St. Raphael's, where a CT scan and an MRI revealed a brain tumor. I've had a biopsy surgery, which eventually revealed a malignant (cancerous) glioma about the size of a golf ball.
Because I've in otherwise been in excellent shape for an old (46yrs) man with diabetes (I was running c. 40 miles/week before this happened, controlling my diabetes with diet+exercise only), the docs believe we can beat this thing, and possibly see no further complications for 3 to 10 years after radiation.
They're not allowing me to run right now, unless it's indoors on a treadmill (I'm walking a lot, and with your help, have ordered a cheap eliptical trainer to workout in the house). They don't want me to have a seizure miles from the house, alone.
I work primarily as a freelance translator, and they say the radiation could affect the linguistic parts of my brain, which could be bad for work. I also do web development on the side.
They say I'm going to be very tired. I'm going to lose hair, but I'm not too broken up over that...it just means I won't have to run the clippers around my head as often...
I have bills to pay, and a child to feed, and I appreciate all of your help. We have electric heat and owe the electric company $900. I DO have medical insurance, so do not require assistance with medical expenses at this time, just help to pay the utilities and rent, keep food on the table.
Thanks.
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I’ve tweaked the go fund me a little bit. I updated the story as well. I have enlisted, but I will not be sent out for almost a year. I’m trying to go to college to become an emt which will help me get the military job I want. I can not afford the tuition all by myself. I can buy my books, but I need a laptop for school too. My tuition is about $7,000. I’ve trying to pay towards it which has caused me to fall behind on almost all my bills. I’m not used to being on my own, but I really am trying. I just don’t know what to do I need help.
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I’m very sad to inform everyone that my father, Tony has passed away as of 01/06/2018 at 7pm. I wish I had more to say for you guys but I’m still distraught. He will never be forgotten. - Rhianna
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Hello everybody, it’s Rhianna Tony’s favorite and only daughter. I’d like to clear up some confusion. My dad went on vacation to Florida to see family on November 21st, and was supposed to return around the 3rd of December. Sadly his health deteriorated quite rapidly and he was not able to return back home to Connecticut. Around December 12th my mother came and picked me up in Connecticut, and brought me down to Virginia with her. I’ve seen some comments been made in my dads Facebook and also here in gofundme accusing me, or someone, of “hacking” or “stealing” the gofundme account. To clear the confusion, firstly, I have always had the password to this account, it’s a family password we’ve used on all of our shared accounts such as things like Netflix, secondly I have never used it before, unless my dad needed help with updating or settings. It wasn’t my place to, until recently when I was granted permission from my father, Anthony Baldwin, the sole owner of this account to use this gofundme, and any of the donations, for only things that I absolutely need as I have lost a lot of the things my father worked very hard for his whole life during this move across the country, And even so though there’s many things I need, I’ve only updated this once, for my bed, because I am a young adult now and I plan to start working to be able to provide for myself hopefully soon, once I’ve finally gotten settled in here down south, (though it will be rough my father has taught me tic be strong) and also because you are all wonderful friends of my fathers, whom many of you I do not know so Id never really feel comfortable asking for money from. (Quick huge thanks to everyone who helped me purchase my bed, it’s great to be off the floor. My dad has also gotten an awesomeness hospice bed and Ian off the couch! Even with a bunch of gadgets built in to prevent things like bed sores so he can hopefully and sadly, pass peacefully and comfortably) I’ve noticed there a few family members and friends who are upset with me for this, for whatever reason, even though my father has given me the permission, and that is the only permission I need, from him, not anyone else. I know he can’t speak much for himself but that doesn’t mean that everyone should try and go speaking for him, especially when he can’t speak to tell you his opinion to begin with. I just don’t want people thinking I’m some malicious stealing money hog like some people are acting as if so. I want to let you all know that everything you’ve done to helpful me and my father over the last few years is amazing and we both have been so grateful for all of it. I myself, as I’m sure him, am very grateful too, for anything all of you have done to help me since things have a abruptly taken a turn for the worse. I did not have any time to plan and prepare and had to up and leave with a small bag of clothes, leaving my furniture, and personal belongings and basically anything that wouldn’t of fit in a small & already packed car. My dad was a very beautiful souled man, I love him greatly and I know all of you do too. I also want to thank you all for bein such great friends to my father Tony, much more like family than friends honestly. Lastly I’d like to thank you all for also being such amazing mental and emotional support for him and our little fur family too. I don’t think we’d of gotten this far without any of you. I hope you all have a great holiday season, and a lovely New Years as well. You guys rock! I will never forget any of you, and we all together shall never forget my fathers warm light. ❤️
Truly a gift from god.
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Since I’ve had to stay in Florida, my daughter Rhianna had to pack up as much as she can and move into her mothers in virginia. She wasn’t able to bring any of her furniture or much of her stuff. I need help getting her a mattress, she’s been sleeping on the floor for a week now. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Leigh Deacon
6 months ago
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Tony, AMEX should replace your card fairly speedily, and will provide you with an immediate credit for the fraudulent charges (this is my area of expertise, after all.) Here's a little something to help tide you over :)

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John Tobey
24 months ago
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Hello. Please help. I never ask for donations online. But this is an emergency. My good friend Steve Baldwin has a brother Tony. Tony just had his second brain surgery to remove a tumor. They were able to remove 97 percent of the tumor. Tony is recovering but cannot work yet. The immediate problem: rent. Tony owes $3000 in back rent. His landlord is threatening to evict him if he doesn't pay $3000 in rent by March 10. I have 300 friends on Facebook. If you click on the attached go fund me for Tony and you each donate $10 the problem will be solved. I contributed my part. Can you please donate and help this man from being evicted? Can you please pray for him? Thanks, friends!

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John Andersen
3 months ago

Tony, as previously, I sent via PayPal to get more $ to you. God's peace my brother.

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Tony Baldwin
3 months ago

we need paper towels, TP, dog food, cat food, and a few other items asap, too.

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Steve Create
24 days ago

I think you mean it's almost been a month, not a year. :(

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Penny Holmes
2 months ago

my son is dying , please help him and Rhianna

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Penny Holmes
2 months ago

my son is dyig ,please help him and Rhianna also

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Anonymous
4 days ago
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$100
Françoise Forbes
1 month ago

Rhianna, So sorry for your loss. I never met your father but had phone conversations with him about Open source translation tools. He was generous and enthusiastic in sharing his knowledge and expertise.

AW
$100
Alice Wolfe
1 month ago

From one NETA member to another NETA members child

KK
$25
Kenneth Kronenberg
1 month ago

We in NETA remember Tony fondly. Some members have expressed an interest in helping his child. Here is a small contribution so I can report back to the members that I got a response. Ken Kronenberg

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
JM
$50
Joseph Morneault
1 month ago

Rest easy, bro. Tony

Leigh Deacon
6 months ago
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Tony, AMEX should replace your card fairly speedily, and will provide you with an immediate credit for the fraudulent charges (this is my area of expertise, after all.) Here's a little something to help tide you over :)

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John Tobey
24 months ago
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Hello. Please help. I never ask for donations online. But this is an emergency. My good friend Steve Baldwin has a brother Tony. Tony just had his second brain surgery to remove a tumor. They were able to remove 97 percent of the tumor. Tony is recovering but cannot work yet. The immediate problem: rent. Tony owes $3000 in back rent. His landlord is threatening to evict him if he doesn't pay $3000 in rent by March 10. I have 300 friends on Facebook. If you click on the attached go fund me for Tony and you each donate $10 the problem will be solved. I contributed my part. Can you please donate and help this man from being evicted? Can you please pray for him? Thanks, friends!

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John Andersen
3 months ago

Tony, as previously, I sent via PayPal to get more $ to you. God's peace my brother.

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Tony Baldwin
3 months ago

we need paper towels, TP, dog food, cat food, and a few other items asap, too.

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Steve Create
24 days ago

I think you mean it's almost been a month, not a year. :(

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Penny Holmes
2 months ago

my son is dying , please help him and Rhianna

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Penny Holmes
2 months ago

my son is dyig ,please help him and Rhianna also

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