Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, has made a move to help him get the financial support he needs to fight for his eight kids.
Radar Online reports Conrad is asking for $30,000 in donations for Jon as he battles his ex-wife, Kate Gosselin, for custody of their eight children.
Kate held on to her place in reality TV, starring alongside the ex-couple’s kids in “Kate Plus 8,” but Jon got the boot after the split.
Conrad points out that Kate has something very valuable going for her because of the show that Jon is missing.
He doesn’t have a “network-funded public relations machine behind him to spin the facts,” leaving him looking like the bad guy in the fight over the kids.
Now he is faced with many legal fees and is trying to hold onto his chances of being a bigger part of his children’s lives — all while trying to come up with the money to pay for it.
Jon’s GoFundMe page titled “A Dad’s Chance to Fight,” outlines all of the reasons the father is worthy of pricey donations:
The family and friends of Jon Gosselin know the loving, caring, devoted father that he is, and they understand his desire to do what is best for his children.
Like many divorced parents, Jon works hard each day and most weekends, wanting nothing more than to spend quality time with his kids. For Jon, it’s been an eight-year battle in family court, one that pits him against media and financial forces that far exceed his own.
Fame and fortune do not always go together, and Jon is the perfect example of that reality. Things are not always as they are portrayed in the tabloids or on television.
Jon does not have a network-funded public relations machine behind him to spin the facts. He works a steady job and earns extra money on the side as a disc jockey. Now he is forced into an expensive unjust battle for custody, one that drains his time, energy and finances. It is a fight he did not seek; it is a fight he does not want. He remains focused on the welfare of his children. He wants to make sure every decision that is made on their behalf is made in their best interest.
Many people have asked Jon how they could help with his legal fight to win the same rights as other parents: time with his children. This is how. Money raised in this campaign will go to the legal battle ahead as Jon secures his rightful place in the lives of his family.
Please help by donating and sharing this campaign.
The page states any amount going over the $30,000 goal will not go into Jon’s pocket. Instead, it will be donated to his favorite charity, Bethany Children’s Home in Pennsylvania.