Hey, Roommates! Do y’all remember when we reported on a story about a young man by the name of Freddy Barley who rode 6 hours on his bike just to make it to college in time for move-in day? He was found sleeping outside on campus and a woman named Casey Blaney decided to create a GoFundMe in order to raise money for his school expenses and for clothes.
Unfortunately, Blaney’s relationship with Barley has become strained after the student objected to what she wanted him to do with the money. Basically the woman wanted him to put it into a trust, but Barley said no unless he could choose the attorney and trustee.
Now, the teens past has been brought up as questionable and Blaney expressed her side of the story via Facebook. “Unfortunately, multiple questions have been raised about Fred’s story,” she wrote. “We’ve received conflicting information about his initial story. … We’ve asked for the campaign to be reviewed.”
Later, Freddy wrote a lengthy Facebook post in order to let everyone know that he isn’t lying about being homeless and that he’s thankful for a huge platform to spread the word of God’s authenticity.
“I’ve had so many people attack my intelligence, my life, my character , and even more important, my integrity. I have not lied to any of you, nor will I. I never told you guys I was a perfect student nor tried to portray it because I’m not. I fight and work my hardest even when no is watching. I’m pretty sure old teachers and coaches could attest to that. I never intended on being a role model for younger kids, or the nation’s feel good story ,but I’m glad God put the responsibility on me because it gives me a chance to say God is real to a much wider group of people. And I know it seems like everything good in the world , always aborts to bad, but with God by my side I haven’t been stricken by all the turmoil , it actually encourages me. A lot of people have been trying to tell me that my names is being slandered in multiple ways, it’s okay. I accept it with the most genuine love. I do not care to attack someone else’s character because that’s not how God intended the world to be. Whatever transpires between Casey and I, I want her to still know that I love her and forgive her. And Cole regardless of how your mom feels, you’re still my new adopted lil bro. I love you and hopefully one day we can trade Pokemon.And too everybody that truly supports me for being me , I thank you guys the most. I always had God in my corner ,but it feels good to know that I have part of a nation there too.”
So far, there is no update on GoFundMe’s decision, but keep your fingers crossed for Freddy, because he desires to be a doctor one day and will need every penny of that money!
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on Instagram & @tallyohhh on Twitter!