I’ve never been good at asking for help, so it’s really difficult for me to write this. But I’m at a point in my life where if I don’t try and get some sort of help, I won’t be able to make it.
My little brother, Antonio, is 15 and lives with my dad. It should be said right now that my dad is not a good person. He’s never been a good person. He kicked me out at 18 for being a lesbian, is an extreme alcoholic and drug addict, and has a horrible temper that comes with physical, emotional, and mental abuse. I finally got out when he made me leave. Tony isn’t so lucky.
I found out a few days ago that I was entitled to life insurance money from my mother passing away. Money that my dad has spent. Now in a couple of weeks, he’s going to try and gain control of my little brother’s. Our mom left us this money in our names for our future and education. He used mine for drugs, alcohol, taking out women on dates, a trip to Florida, and opening a failed business. I don’t want him getting control of my little brother’s.
I’ve also tried several times to get Tony out of his custody and into mine. It’s not easy when my dad keeps moving him from California (where I live) to Oklahoma and back, though. In two weeks, my dad has a court date to try and get my brother’s money turned over to him. I’m trying to get custody of Tony. My dad doesn’t take care of him at all. They live in a car, he pulls him out of school every few months so they can move again, and my dad barely buys food for them or clothing. I’m not allowed to speak to my little brother and I’m his last hope. I’m trying to pull up all the police reports on my father, my mother’s will, and any other information that I can use to get Tony out of my dad’s custody.
So Tumblr, this is where you come in. I’m going to be straightforward. I’m working full time and making the bills I have right now but I live with my future in-laws and don’t have money for a down payment on an apartment or a plane ticket to Oklahoma to try and get my brother back. So if you have anything at all, even just a dollar, I’d be so grateful. I’m looking at the list of things I need and between furnishing a room for him, an apartment, plane tickets, legal fees…I can use any help I can get. Anything that I don’t use will be put towards my little brother’s future.
tl;dr I’m fighting my dad for custody of my brother and I need help.
I’ll post updates as they happen at savetonynow.tumblr.com. There’s also a donation button on there that links directly to my Paypal account.
Thank you much if you can donate and if you can’t, please signal boost! I need all the help I can get!
My Paypal info: agentbrynn