This weekend has been – interesting.
Our daughter Danielle, our beautiful, intelligent, and kind daughter has been through so very much in her life but not everyone knows exactly what she’s gone through and what she now goes through every day.
I wouldn’t usually tell anyone this – private stuff, you know – but as I said… this weekend – interesting.
I recently had a book on Amazon, the proceeds (all the proceeds) went to a charity because it was the little boy of a dear friend and his wife. I’ve taken it down and I’ve started the procedure of donating the proceeds to another charity – more of that later.
Danielle is getting married. She announced the news in January and it’s been a flurry of plans and budgets since. We ordered a new car last August – the day after our 29th wedding anniversary – bear with me, it all ties in. The car arrived in June and to say I was excited just isn’t giving the emotion justice. My FIRST ever car that was ‘just for me’ and brand-new out of the showroom. OVER THE MOON! and then some! I adore my new car – I know, it’s just a car, a thing… but… Well, but… it’s MY thing.
So, we went to our friend and his wife, to ask if we could ‘borrow’ their garden for Danielle’s ceremony. £100 donation to either the charity or the family for the use of their garden didn’t seem a lot and we were exceptionally grateful.
The charity organised an event which we were supposed to be going to. I messaged our friend’s wife and explained we just couldn’t afford to go. We were sorry and disappointed – embarrassed that we couldn’t go, but it was a lot of money for a ticket for bands which we just don’t really like. The wedding budget has been lost. It got swamped with all the weddingy stuff. We can’t afford it.
The response I received was something along the lines of: Well, if you can’t afford to support my charity, you shouldn’t have a new car…
Just… what? I can’t have a new car because it interferes with our ability to give you money? How does that actually work in real-life?
I took my time. I composed a reply. If she was allowed to give me a piece of her mind, then I’m certain she could handle my reciprocation – she couldn’t… She didn’t like it.
Things were said, she told me not to contact her again so I blocked her and her friend, another trustee of the charity. She text me next… so much for ‘Never contact me again!’ She sent a long text and I replied with ‘LOL Yeah, not read it, not gonna.’ And that was the end of that friendship… even though she gave her permission for me to remain friends with her husband – thank you.
This weekend… the ‘interesting’ one, remember? Well, this weekend she upped the stakes and went after my daughter.
Here’s our daughter, when she was 16, before she was run off the road by a drunk driver, before she lost her confidence as a person and her career as an engineer; before life put her through the wringer and left her with an illness that flares when she is stressed.
Dani and Greg's GoFundMe page
Cecilia I think this is the link you were looking for !!
Cecilia ******* Another group we'll be banned from before long
Kay *** Wtf is this
Cecilia ******* This bird was getting married in Leanne's garden so
they didn't have to pay for a wedding until Leanne and her mum had a
Kay *** And now they're begging for a honeymoon?!
Kay *** Are they paying for anything?
Leanne ******* No man , not usually !!
Leanne ******* Bless, my little boy wants to go to Disney land
Florida but that's our family's problem, not go fund me !!
Kay *** Are they unable to go to work to fund their own wedding/honeymoon?
Suzanne ****** ******** Oh I wondered what this was about, I remember
you telling me now 😱
Mark **** A little less money on food and the honeymoons soon paid for 😂x
Kay *** Spot on ^ 😂
Suzanne ****** ******** Guessing they're off to Skeg Vegas on £500?
Kay *** Why does her neck blend in with her chest
Greg Shackleford Unbelievable.
The argument you have, Leanne, is between Michelle and yourself. We
are not part of it. I called you a friend, and you welcomed me as
such. Then this kicked off and now you feel it necessary to drag both
me and Dani in to it. Why are you that petty? What harm have we done to
Furthermore if we choose to ask friends - clearly not you or any
others posting on this - for donations to a holiday rather than
wedding gifts, that's our choice (and Susie Love, it's within the
remit of Go Fund Me). But go ahead, report it if you wish, it's
nothing to me. My kids lose out and if that makes you feel better and
self-righteous, knock yourself out.
All I can see is a petty, narrow minded woman posting something
exceedingly offensive to people who did nothing to you whatsoever.
Oh and Kay *** - why does your IQ match your shoe size?
Danielle Gent Just so we're clear, this is still Greg Shackleford
posting this .. Richard ********. Just look.
Trevor Gent My daughter is exceptionally ill and has infliximab
injections every six weeks which affects her weight.
There are many things worse than being overweight and I think you lot
have just about covered them all. Well done.
Leanne, I remember when Dani looked after your dogs when you went on
holiday. She saved you hundreds of pounds in kennel fees and you
offered her £15... She never got that. She also never got the bottle
of Amaretto you offered either... Her mum gave her that, but that's
none of my business.
Now, we have family and friends that are upset on behalf of our daughter Danielle and we have a lot of vicious #BodyShaming #MeanGirl type people making comments on our daughter, based on the rantings of a bitter woman who has never taken time to get to know Danielle or her parents (us) properly.
Why on earth does being #Overweight have any bearing on what a person is like? Does Danielle’s previous skinny form mean that she was a nicer person when she was 16? I have to say that no, Danielle was not a nicer person when she was 16 – I doubt many of us were.
Ulcerative Colitis – UC - is a little-known disease, with no cure (yet) and therefore, no hope of remission. I know the little book I am using to donate money to the charity is never going to amount to much in the great scheme of things, but I’m sure this particular charity will be more humble and grateful than the other one was.
This is the charity I now support: