After 20 years of marriage, wife and mother of 8 Heather discovered that her husband Joe had not only been cheating on her, but had knocked up his mistress and decided to leave the family. To make matters even worse, he stole his wife’s one treasured designer item, a Burberry scarf and gifted it to his side piece. Hell, no.
As shitty as this whole situation was, Heather was blessed with a couple of badass girlfriends who came to her rescue and we can only hope Joe is kicking himself for being such a complete POS.
When Heather’s cheating husband stole her prized possession, her friends decided to create a GoFundMe page to replace it because that’s what friends do.
After Heather’s friends Brooke and Vanessa heard about her soon-to-be former husband Joe, they created a GoFundMe so that Heather could get a new Burberry scarf. Also, Joe’s public humiliation came as an added bonus.
They set the GoFundMe goal for $500 and left this amazing pitch to inspire people to donate:
We are Brooke and Vanessa. We are friends of Heather (the wife). We are pissed off about how our friend Heather has been screwed over by her WASband, Joe.
Joe and Heather had been together for about 20 years and have 8 kids together, too many dogs to count and a few other random pets (a pig, fish, some cats – it’s like a domesticated zoo. )
Heather spent those years at home raising her wild, wonderful herd of offspring while Joe was out sowing his wild oats with a neighborhood tart.
His departure from the family home was less than graceful as it was accompanied by the discovery of said tart being pregnant.
Fast forward about a year. Heather is moving on. Got a tattoo, got herself a great job, another kid has graduated high school and she might even be able to finally take a proper trip to Mexico next year to help celebrate Vanessa’s 40th.
Here’s the thing. Heather was the quintessential stay at home mom, complete with all the necessary sacrifices that go along with that. Raising 8 kids is expensive and Heather’s a pretty low-key chick who doesn’t fuss over all that fancy shit that some women do. Except for her one treasured designer item – a Burberry scarf. She shared that scarf with her daughters freely. They wore it because they took good care of it. Then it disappeared.
Turns out Joe – the WASband- gave it to his mistress.
Let’s replace that for Heather. She’ll never buy it for herself. Ok? Ok.
The scarf retails for about $400CAD. We’ll have it shipped to us in Canada so we can add a few tidbits for Heather because we love her and this shit is fun. Then we’ll ship it to her so she can rock that motherfuckin’ scarf like the boss that she is.
Ready? Yeah, you are.
Obviously, this inspired several people to help Heather out and give Joe a virtual slap in the face.
After the campaign reached its goal within the same day it was posted, Brooke and Vanessa released a statement.
Hi everyone and thank you so much for all the hilarious, supportive comments and donations. We’ve definitely reached and surpassed our goal and are truly blown away by everyone pitching in to make this woman’s life just a little brighter.
We’ve learned that our fundraiser has gone viral – Redbook and The Toronto Sun have both covered this crazy event (just one in a long ass list of crazy – Seriously, we can’t make this shit up!)
As for the folks who want to piss in our cornflakes by leaving nasty comments, didn’t your mama teach you that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?! I get that there are other fundraisers out there and other folks have needs different and even greater than this, however each of us has the choice to put our money wherever we wish. There’s enough hate and nasty in the world and this is an act of love. Full stop.
So if you think this fundraiser is distasteful or shallow, you’re entitled to that opinion but I know one thing for sure; opinions are like assholes and everybody’s got one. If you don’t want to contribute, don’t.
To the rest of you, I love you all. The fellas and the ladies, y’all are my favourite! xoxo
Vanessa and Brooke
They also shared what they plan to do with the extra money donated.
Oh yeah, so since we’re WAY past the goal for the scarf, we’re going to put the extra toward Heather’s airfare for Mexico in the spring so she can help me (Vanessa) celebrate my 40th and my own divorce being finalized. We’ll post photos 🙂