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Fund for Michel's Trip

Organized by: Nick Venturelli

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Hello everyone! Michel is a citizen of Cuba with whom I have been corresponding for the last ten years. My grandfather met him when he visited Cuba, and I began translating their letters back and forth. Over time, I began sending my own letters, and now we talk on a weekly basis. His situation is not so great. He struggles with money and has a hard time finding friends he can relate to. His brother passed away two years ago and doesn't have otehr family there.

 

He is very involved in his Church, but the pastor has been treating him poorly as of late. Michel has been invited to be one of the representatives of Cuba at a religious conference in Bogota, and he has expressed to me how much he would like to go. He has never asked me for anything before, but he has told me how he has been selling his possessions to try and raise enough money to get a passport and a plane ticket. I would like to try and help him out a little, so that he can take his first trip outside the country. Traveling has been very important in my life, and I think it would be really great if I could help send Michel on this trip. If you could help me pay for his airfare (even $5 or $10 would be immensely helpful), I would be so appreciative. Thank you!

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