John Potter turns 92 at the end of the month, and by then, he might be homeless. The World War II veteran probably never thought that the fight of his life would be against his daughter, but it's the unfortunate truth. Janice Contrill was granted power of attorney back in 2004 when her dad fell ill and has used that status to evict him from his home. Potter built the place himself more than 50 years ago and is dumb-founded that his daughter has terminated his "lease."
There is, however, one family member on Potter's side.
His granddaughter Jaclyn Fraley, 35, hasn't talked to her mother Janice in two years, and solidly sides with Potter. In fact, she started a campaign on GoFundMe.com to try and raise money for her grandfather to buy his house back.
After just a month on the site, Fraley's raised about $71,000 of her goal of $125,000.
There are two sides to every story, and all we know about Janice's side is that there was a dispute over care for her severely disabled, autistic brother (Potter's son). Perhaps Janice feels like her father wronged her, and possibly her brother, too, and is seeking retribution?
I'd wager that there's more here than meets the eye, but if you'd like to help 91-year-old WWII vet John Potter keep his house, you can donate on the GoFundMe site. Banding together to help a person in need is never a bad idea, especially a war vet. His granddaughter wants to give him the money on his birthday ... so don't delay!
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Photo via Jaclyn Fraley