IMPORTANT UPDATE April 16th, 2013: I HAVE CEASED ALL SUPPORT OF @TOMCATSAMAURAI AND NO LONGER RECOMMEND HIM IN ANY WAY AT ALL.
After organising and hosting the twitter event raising over $9,000.00 cash and many expensive gifts,from kind hearted friends on Twitter, including an Apple iPad with extended warranty plus a full box of new kitchenware, on receiving the final package he blocked me for no reason and refused to even speak to me ever again!
IN MY OPINION WE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED! As well as generous donations, pals also bid large amounts of money in auctions for his so-called ‘original artworks’ (that he swore were made by him.) A pal gifted him with a large and costly order of clays, etc, for his statue-making but when his new originals were completed they were appallingly bad and clearly not saleable standard, leaving those who bid large amounts of money with nothing.
I would prefer to remove this article from my website but feel it’s important to know the lengths we (everyone involved in helping TCS) went to, to help him. We also went to great lengths to help him get the ball rolling toward disability pension; one pal was even willing to be his advocate. @tomcatsamaurai flat out refused to attend even one doctors appointment!
I NOW HAVE FULL LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ANY FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO SCAM ME WILL BE HANDED TO MY BARRISTER (LAWYER.)
THE FOLLOWING IS THE ORIGINAL UNTOUCHED ARTICLE:
Please join us in supporting @TomcatSamurai’s #AlohaPawty, Jan Friday 13th, 2012. Our theme is Cute & Fun.
Six hours of pawty fun from 7pm ET thru to 1am ET. Hope you can bring a hug and join us too !
We’ll be giving away great prizes and raffling off some of Tom’s own handmade beautiful statues, just like in these photos. He may also have a doggie statue too.
TomcatSamurai is in a genuine bad situation. He has to find somewhere to live BEFORE Jan 31st, or he, his elderly mom and their kitteh, Meow will be on the street. Their new landlord, who openly brags about enjoying killing cats, is evicting Tom for feeding tiny morsels to some starving ferrel cats.
They are ‘not’ behind in their rent so being evicted came as an unexpected shock.
20 years ago Tom was permanently crippled in horrific circumstances, leaving him with little movement or mobility and only able to shuffle around for short periods of time, due to on-going pain, day and night.
Tom receives no benefits or income, but his mother receives a small Military pension which they live off, after paying the rent first. After the rent is paid, there is only a small amount of money left over to go toward food, so they are unable to save anything toward moving expenses.
Following helpful suggestions from pals, Tom phoned Binder & Binder lawyers, who were very kind, but informed him before anything can be done for his situation, he HAS to have ONE YEAR of Medi-Cal doctors medical documentation, before anything can even begin to be done for him. Initially this news was a blow to Tom, but he now sees it as a starting point, for the rest of his life.
@MarioDaCat has kindly put a Chip-In for Tom on his blog. Please click here to go to Mario’s chip-in. If you have questions about this, please ask me. The family deeply appreciate any and all help they receive. No amount is too small – even a dollar helps ! Simply go to blog, and Tom’s chip-in is at the top, on your right, as you begin to scroll down the blog.
This is a desperate situation. We urgently need to try and raise a further $1,100 by Jan 31st, to ensure first, last and security deposit to secure their next apt. Once they move, Tom can start his journey toward securing his own disability pension and independence. To read more of Tom’s story, please click here.
See you at his #AlohaPawty ! *waves paw*
IMPORTANT=> APRIL 16TH, 2013 : I NO LONGER RECOMMEND THIS PERSON AT ALL, IN ANY WAY. IN MY OPINION WE HAVE BEEN SCAMMED.