Website seeking donations put up in name of Nadya Suleman family
Photos of each of the octuplets go public
A website has gone up, claiming itself to be the Nadya Suleman Family Website, and soliciting donations to help offset the costs of the octuplets’ medical bills, as well as costs that will be associated with raising them. The site appears to have been created and put up by her public relations firm, Killeen Furtney, and lists the firm’s mailing address as where people may send donations via mail.
The site also includes photographs of each of the Nadya Suleman octuplets (included above), as well as listing their names and birth weights.
The site raises some obvious questions, the most obvious of which is the identity of the benefactor of the donations. Killeen Furtney has already made it very clear that they are for the time being donating their services to the Nadya Suleman family, so it would follow that they might have an interest in recouping the value of some of this donated time by soliciting donations in the name of the family. Furthermore, the site credits NBC for its photographs. Wouldn’t a site representing Nadya Suleman have the necessary access and permission to take its own photographs of the octuplets?
Ms. Suleman’s apparent plea for donations has already generated quite a bit of buzz on the internet, with many highlighting her own fiscal irresponsibility as a reason not to donate. Many cite both the roughly $50,000 she owes in student loans and her financial unpreparedness for raising 14 children as reasons not to donate, as well as what she has been receiving in public assistance. Others take a more sympathetic view with an eye towards the well being of the children in explaining why one should donate.
Do you think Nadya Suleman should receive donations to help raise her 14 children? Have you personally donated? Are you opposed her receiving donations? Let everyone know in the comments!