*This fundraiser is being done without my friend's knowledge, on his behalf. His name and personal details have been changed and omitted for privacy reasons. Some of you know his identity; please keep it to yourselves and respect the need for privacy on this matter.
Help me free Douglas from the bonds of unholy matrimony!
My very good friend was wounded in Afghanistan a few years ago. Short story, his wife has since robbed him blind, ran around on him, and left him. He has also been left with the challenge of solely raising their toddler son, which she has not bothered to even see in months. Because of the severe financial strain he is now under, he cannot afford a lawyer to legally cut all ties from her and to fight for sole custody of his child. She is a manipulative, cruel, selfish woman, and will make this difficult for him... Not because she has any grounds to, but simply because she finds amusement in it. Douglas is the hardest working and most devoted father I know (multiple jobs), and also has always put the needs of the ones he loves before his own. Being a single parent is hard, but to be one as a wounded warrior, who has been taken advantage of, is even harder.
I would like to raise money for his legal fund, to free him from the horror of being legally tied to someone who has been leeching off him, using him, and has abandoned both him and their child in their time of need. He is much too proud to ever ask for help, so I'm going to do it for him. The first donation is from me.
Please help me free him, and end her military dependent benefits. He's served our country, now it's our turn to take care of one of our own who has given so much.
Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. All funds will be given directly to "Douglas", regardless of whether the intended monetary goal is reached, as any assistance will make so much of a difference. This is not a joke, nor is it a fabrication. I, myself, am married to a member of our armed forces, and have family and many other friends serving their country as well, so my tie to the military community is very strong.