“Desperate And Critical”: Sister Roma Defends Chi Chi LaRue’s Rehab GoFundMe
In response to an overwhelming amount of negative criticism from readers here and pretty much everywhere online, Sister Roma is coming out in defense of longtime friend Chi Chi LaRue and the GoFundMe created to pay for her rehab. Via Sister Roma’s Facebook:
I’m going to post this because I have a dear friend who was in crisis and is finally seeking treatment. Someone I love needs help. Sometimes we need to ask for help, there’s nothing wrong with that.
I’m going to post this because life is tough and we all make poor decisions. I have, you have, everyone has. That’s life.
I’m going to post this because alcoholsim is a disease. Addiction is real. Some people need major help to live through it. Some don’t make it out alive.
All I ask is that you refrain from making any negative comments. You are entitled to your opinion but kicking someone when they are down is weak, petty and shameful. Especially when you are making assumptions about someone and something you know nothing about.
If you really had any idea what Chi Chi has been going through for the past 4-5 years – If you had any IDEA of how desperate and critical her condition has been – you’d understand that she does not have the money to pay for treatment herself.
You’d also know that at the time of her intervention she was in NO CONDITION to make any decisions regarding her treatment. Chi Chi did not choose Hazeldon – it was decided for her. So don’t accuse her of being a diva or being to grand to go to a shelter or some other place for free care. The fact is that she is there and embracing the program. There is hope.
After this initial stage of treatment is complete there will be drastic changes – it will not be glamorous, it will not be easy, and it will not be cheap. There are major expenses in addition to treatment.
Obviously you don’t have to donate if you don’t want to but please don’t spew vitriolic hatful comments on my profile page. Thanks.
It’s still baffling to me that LaRue hasn’t been able to obtain any funds from her myriad businesses (the retail store, the porn studios, etc.) or her wealthy celebrity friends, but at the same time, knowing how proud Chi Chi is, I don’t believe she’d be asking for money like this unless she truly had no other option. As of post time, the GoFundMe is at around $9,400, which is less than 25% of the $40,000 goal.