It sucks her grandpa disowned her but she should have talked to him before being in a documentary and going on Oprah. Now she's going to the press again. That'll bring him around!
And 40k is a pretty good salary for a single person with no kids even in Berkley. She could afford a basic medical plan or teach art and get insurance plus some extra money that way.
He only promised to give her a free college education. What a lot of people wouldn't give for that!
Life is what YOU make it. Not what someone else can do for you.