I feel stupid, yes I've earned that name please help

I feel stupid, yes I've earned that name please help

From Michelle Mogavero

I want to be able to have a memorial for my dad and have his urn placed in the grave next to his parents. He should have been buried there but someone tricked him, stole his life insurance and hurt our family.

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over 2 years ago

I feel stupid, yes I've earned that name. This really happened and I am embarrassed that I have been taken advantage of to this point and I let it go this far. First let me tell you what I need and why,that way if you are the type that just wants the point, I won't take up too much of your time. After that I will explain how it got to this point almost a year later. July 4th 2019 my dad died, he was supposed to be buried in a grave that we have in our family next to his mom and dad, although he is now cremated, and I am finally going to get his ashes, I am still going to bury him in the plot my grandfather bought for him, next to his parents. I talked to the cemetery, they said it will cost $1,095 for opening and closing of the grave, then $295 for an urn vault plus I want first to have the memorial service with his ashes present, for all his friends and family who have been waiting to honor his passing. It will be nothing fancy, just basic and at my house. He never got this yet because of the circumstances, This will cost about $400. So what I need is a total is,$1,790. Please help. I am disabled, my husband is disabled also terminally ill, we have nothing, we barely have enough to pay bills each month and eat, this is why we were able to be put in this situation to begin with. This is what happened, to make a long story short, my dad had leukemia, he was in a nursing home 2 hours away from where I live, I visited him as often as I could, while still dealing with my disability, and caring for my child and my terminally ill husband . Because I could not be there everyday, my dad trusted and enlisted the help of a guy named Don, his so called friend. Don lived nearby the nursing home and was also coming to visit and mutual friend of my dads named John. Don had my father and his other friend John placed into this nursing home.My father had a touch of dementia, so it was easy for Don to manipulate the entire situation, every time I would have my father set up and wanting to move to a nursing home near me so that I could look over him, the next day Don would have him talked out of it. Don would bribe my dad by sneaking in alcohol, manipulating to have my dads Xanax increased, and coming around to have a good time at the nursing home with him only when he was in danger of losing his meal ticket. Don eventually rendered me powerless by taking power of attorney over my dad. Don stole his pension every month and just let the nursing home collect the social security. I had a hard time getting any rights or info from the nursing home because everything had to go through Don. I had my hands full with my child, my sick husband and my disability and no money so I couldn't fight back or afford an attorney. In the end Don stole my dads life insurance policy, and talked my dad into first making him the beneficiary of his life insurance then into signing his body over to the Maryland anatomy board to be tested on for 6 months, in exchange for free cremation. My dads life insurance would have buried him, instead it bought Don a new $360 thousand dollar house 5 months after my fathers death.To add insult to injury, Don was contacted when my father was having his final hours, Don sat with him for hours and never called me, the nursing home could not call because power of attorney Don possessed made everything up to Don. My dad died at 10:00 pm July 4th, Don waited until the coroner left with his body and did not call me until 12:30 am, that way I could not interfere. I didn't get to say goodbye, I didn't get to see him, I didn't even get to see his dead body, and I am his only child. To add insult to injury, Don told me he filled out the paperwork to have my fathers ashes sent to him because he didn't remember my address, he said he would bring me my dads ashes as soon as he gets them in 6 months which would have been January. I waited and waited, Don never called. So I called the Maryland anatomy board in May, found out the ashes had been sent to Don months ago like in January. Finally I was able to get a hold of Don. He said that he moved in January (the house my dads life insurance bought him) Don said he lost my number in the move. To make a long story short after much more beating around the bush and Don trying to rip me off for $60 saying he would mail me my dads ashes after he receives $60. Don has agreed to meet with me and give me my fathers ashes. I am hoping to raise the money so that I can maybe have his memorial and burial of urn on about the year anniversary of when it should have been done. Thank you for your help.

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Update #1

I feel stupid, yes I've earned that name. This really happened and I am embarrassed that I have been taken advantage of to this point and I let it go this far. First let me tell you what I need and why,that way if you are the type that just wants the point, I won't take up too much of your time. After that I will explain how it got to this point almost a year later. July 4th 2019 my dad died, he was supposed to be buried in a grave that we have in our family next to his mom and dad, although he is now cremated, and I am finally going to get his ashes, I am still going to bury him in the plot my grandfather bought for him, next to his parents. I talked to the cemetery, they said it will cost $1,095 for opening and closing of the grave, then $295 for an urn vault plus I want first to have the memorial service with his ashes present, for all his friends and family who have been waiting to honor his passing. It will be nothing fancy, just basic and at my house. He never got this yet because of the circumstances, This will cost about $400. So what I need is a total is,$1,790. Please help. I am disabled, my husband is disabled also terminally ill, we have nothing, we barely have enough to pay bills each month and eat, this is why we were able to be put in this situation to begin with. This is what happened, to make a long story short, my dad had leukemia, he was in a nursing home 2 hours away from where I live, I visited him as often as I could, while still dealing with my disability, and caring for my child and my terminally ill husband . Because I could not be there everyday, my dad trusted and enlisted the help of a guy named Don, his so called friend. Don lived nearby the nursing home and was also coming to visit and mutual friend of my dads named John. Don had my father and his other friend John placed into this nursing home.My father had a touch of dementia, so it was easy for Don to manipulate the entire situation, every time I would have my father set up and wanting to move to a nursing home near me so that I could look over him, the next day Don would have him talked out of it. Don would bribe my dad by sneaking in alcohol, manipulating to have my dads Xanax increased, and coming around to have a good time at the nursing home with him only when he was in danger of losing his meal ticket. Don eventually rendered me powerless by taking power of attorney over my dad. Don stole his pension every month and just let the nursing home collect the social security. I had a hard time getting any rights or info from the nursing home because everything had to go through Don. I had my hands full with my child, my sick husband and my disability and no money so I couldn't fight back or afford an attorney. In the end Don stole my dads life insurance policy, and talked my dad into first making him the beneficiary of his life insurance then into signing his body over to the Maryland anatomy board to be tested on for 6 months, in exchange for free cremation. My dads life insurance would have buried him, instead it bought Don a new $360 thousand dollar house 5 months after my fathers death.To add insult to injury, Don was contacted when my father was having his final hours, Don sat with him for hours and never called me, the nursing home could not call because power of attorney Don possessed made everything up to Don. My dad died at 10:00 pm July 4th, Don waited until the coroner left with his body and did not call me until 12:30 am, that way I could not interfere. I didn't get to say goodbye, I didn't get to see him, I didn't even get to see his dead body, and I am his only child. To add insult to injury, Don told me he filled out the paperwork to have my fathers ashes sent to him because he didn't remember my address, he said he would bring me my dads ashes as soon as he gets them in 6 months which would have been January. I waited and waited, Don never called. So I called the Maryland anatomy board in May, found out the ashes had been sent to Don months ago like in January. Finally I was able to get a hold of Don. He said that he moved in January (the house my dads life insurance bought him) Don said he lost my number in the move. To make a long story short after much more beating around the bush and Don trying to rip me off for $60 saying he would mail me my dads ashes after he receives $60. Don has agreed to meet with me and give me my fathers ashes. I am hoping to raise the money so that I can maybe have his memorial and burial of urn on about the year anniversary of when it should have been done. Thank you for your help.

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