videoThe donations for the defrauded Ad Wagemakers (35) from Oudenbosch are still pouring in. The man told this week in Sailor confronts how he had been scammed out of 118,000 euros by a shady contractor shortly after his house burned down. His sister started an online fundraising campaign, the counter of which now stands at more than 74,000 euros.
Leon van Wijk
Ad, father of a daughter (14), broke down earlier this week when he realized what the money means to his ‘little girl’. The two currently live with Ad’s girlfriend in a retirement home, temporary housing after their house burned down last year and was declared uninhabitable.
He thought he had had the worst misery, but was also lifted by a smooth-talking contractor. According to Ad, he touched 118,000 euros from him, while his house is still a wreck. He now rebuilds it himself in every spare hour he has. “I can’t undo my daughter’s suffering, but I can now shorten it,” he said on Wednesday, when 30,000 euros had been paid. collected.
Ad’s girlfriend and brother have often been worried lately, because he sometimes hinted at ending his life. In that sense, too, the generous gifts mean a lot. ,,It takes stress off my shoulders,” said Ad. “Seeing that goodness gives me strength, motivation and energy to keep going. It restores my trust in people.”
Although the action was organized outside of Thijs Zeeman’s RTL 5 programme, he and producer No pictures please keep an eye on whether everything is going well. Zeeman is happy with the collection. “If this fixes some of Ad’s problems, that would be great,” he said on Wednesday. ,,The case has also moved us, you can not imagine that someone is as bad as the contractor. There is a lot of negativity in our country around corona, but this shows that we can also unite and positively help someone if we think they deserve it. And you know it’s going to end well.”
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