When i was growing up in rural Tennessee surrounded by cotton , soy bean fields and cows, sheltered from the world that I know now, I always figured I would be able to stick and move and it make through this life maze, with a little family and possibly a place to call home. I managed to get a job as factory electrician ,right out of high school because I loved to tinker as a kid. I was always taking things apart and putting them back together, no matter what it was, a radio, tv, old tractor, motorcycle ….anything with electrical parts. Early life was confusing, parents divorced, moved around a lot, no real guidance as to which way to go in life, not being exposed to much except for the stuff I could learn from TV. I loved sci-fi and when star wars debuted at the theater that made a lasting impression on me and a seed got planted in the back of my mind. With no real push to act on it or develop the education to be able to express these ideas as a career and being raised in the rural where a big fancy or highly technical education was not even a dream. You just go on with what you perceive was life. FAST FORWARD 35 years your married with kids, bills, grey hair, a beaten body, and regretting not knowing at least what the possibilities were back then, your now stuck. You never Imagined that it would be this hard to reinvent yourself later. It took a lot of trial and error to figure out what i like to do. I’ve worked many jobs. lots of them sucked. I started a business with the little technical knowledge that i have picked up along the way.
One of my paths led me out of the country to the far east in search for more clients in a new growing economy, which hasn’t quite worked out the way i planned. Without the financial resources It’s really tough to do things with whats left over after feeding my family and I have currently run out of money and i have run out of places to turn. I’m pretty beat down but not out but my family is suffering now. Sounds like a short story but what follows is the actual chain of events that have forced me to come to reach out to anyone who will listen…
Figured i would move the family to the Philippines seeking a shot at riding the new economic wave. It’s illegal for me to work, but I can own a business. One complication we would have to deal with is my wife’s immigration status. she would not be allowed to return to the united states if she left, but she hadn’t seen her family in almost 10 years.
I attempted to continue doing projects in the Us to fund our rent ,food and schooling. After being away from the family for months (4-6) at a time. This was hard on the family. i had to increase my trips back and fourth which became expensive.
Not being able to afford a car yet we depended on public transportation and a motorbike i bought. One night on my way to the airport I had a wreck and It put me in the hospital for a few weeks. Now I’m out of work and have a permanent injury .
I have not been able to recover financially and have now lost the ability to get back to the states to make some money to support us.
My kids entered the Philippines on Visitors Visas which expired a year ago and with overstay fees and chargers I owe thousands to the Philippine government along with not even having money for airfare to get them home. Before the wreck i spent $3000 to have my wife’s Immigration status changed only to have it denied. Now we have to stay until we can fix all of this.
I have a few things in the works as far as marketing that will help me get my business moving and i can take care of all these things. But i have no more resources . I have borrowed from good friends who have tried to help and they have done all they can and should.
I love my kids. But they are being subjected to my failures at the moment and i don’t know what else to do.
Life isn’t expensive here…. but $50’000.00 would allow me to pay some good friends back,fix our home situation ,my wife’s immigration and get my kids back to the states.
I prayed today for direction and looked down this page at where you upload the images and read the directions again and I’m assuming that I’m supposed to upload pictures and letters or proof of my story. I assure you that i have proof of every word I have said here. As a matter of fact i have tons of it. Your asking for my email so I assume someone will maybe reach out to me and i will provide a shoe box Of Immigration ,hospital bills ,passports, negative bank account balances….anything you want. please if your real and just so happen to be filthy rich or something and you want to help. whatever you have to give is OK with me.