Big Brother Winner Reggie Bird Is Broke
Reggie Bird appears to have burned through her $250,000 winning check and is considering moving into a caravan park with her two children.
The Daily Mail reports that Reggie on Facebook asked how much living in a caravan would be. Reggie who won $250,000 over ten years ago has not had much luck since and probably not helped that she has gone through two divorces since then.
When she left the house, shortly afterwards she split with her husband who she ran the fish and chip shop with and she has had two children to another guy.
Unfortunately for her she has one child with Cystic Fibrosis and she also has limited vision.
As she tells the Daily Mail both these are very limiting to employment:
‘Being a single mum is tough trying to bring up 2 kids!’ Reggie wrote in her post.
‘Even tougher when you are vision impaired and have a child with cystic fibrosis!
‘Things are only going to get tougher once the governments new policies come in and also now having to pay for scripts for Lucas’ medication.’
Explaining that she is keen to find employment, Reggie said she is having trouble finding a job that accommodates her own disability.
Reggie suffers from retinal pigmentation, which means she has lost much of her vision and she told Woman’s Day magazine in 2011 she ‘can hardly see her kids’.
‘I want to work,’ she wrote this week. ‘But who is going to employ someone who is vision impaired, can’t drive, has a child with cystic fibrosis and needs to be cared for.
‘Yesterday the daycare rang me to go pick Lucas up because he is sick.
‘What boss is going to let me get up and leave work to attend to my child at the drop of a hat?’
If she is that skint she needs to get on the Housing Commission waiting list, also are the kids father paying child support?
I hope she gets back on her feet, sure Reggie was never the brightest spark but she seemed like she had a good heart.
Thanks B R for sending in link.